Jessica Antola was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned degrees in fine art and photography from Cornell University and the Art Center College of Design. Antola’s photography career began during her years living in Paris, where she shot portraits, fashion, and global travel stories for a wide range of advertising and editorial clients including W, American Express, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Vanity Fair.
For more than twenty years, Antola’s travels have informed and inspired her work – from West Papua to Antarctica, from Tibet to Myanmar, and finally Sub-Saharan Africa, the focus of her new monograph, Circadian Landscape (Damiani, Spring 2018). The book chronicles the people and places Antola encountered while traveling through Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivorie, Ghana, Togo, Senegal and Ethiopia between 2011 and 2014.
Antola’s work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions internationally, and has been recognized by numerous honors including PDN’s 30 in 2004, American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, The Exposure Award, International Photography Awards and Prix de la Photographie. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Prints available for purchase at Big Lives Women's Day