Angela Jimenez is freelance visual storyteller based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she works on assignments and on documentary projects for non-profit and editorial clients.
A long-time contributor to The New York Times, Angela is a contract photographer with the Getty Images creative department, does work with Minnesota Public Radio and has worked as a photo editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Her work has been honored by the Magenta Foundation, American Photography, Review Santa Fe and the Communication Arts Photo Annual, supported by grants from The Alexia Foundation student award, The Puffin Foundation and the Aspen Institute/Pluribus Project, and acquired into the permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay & Lesbian Art.
She has taught photojournalism & multimedia to graduate students in the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and to art majors at Nassau Community College.
She has crowd-funded and self-published two photo books: Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (2009), about the worker community of one of the oldest and largest lesbian-feminist gatherings in the world, and Racing Age (2017), a collection of essays and photographs about competitive masters track & field athletes age 60 and older. Buy her books and prints here.
In 2018-2019, her project Racing Age began touring senior centers accompanied by community engagement workshops through an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Find out more about the Racing Age touring exhibit and workshops.
She and her wife Rev. Ashley Harness, a United Church of Christ pastor, met in Brooklyn, New York and are now raising two beautiful little people, August Jane, 2 1/2, and Alouette Joy, 2 months, in Ashley’s hometown of Minneapolis.