Let me begin by welcoming you to my humble internet home. I’ve been roaming around the blogosphere for over a decade but moved into this little space in 2009 and have found it quite cozy. I hope that you sit back, relax and enjoy my stories and images from my journeys, both near and far.

Recently I’ve experienced a few unexpected turns, leading to two cross-country moves in as many years. Currently I reside in the Chicago area with Essie, my trusty shelter mutt. Though, wherever I rest my head, some some things remain the same: I am in constant search of new faces to photograph, mountains to climb and stories to tell.


  1. Dear Jenn at jennwinter.com,

    We would love you to consider a link exchange.

    My partner Danielle and I are currently traveling to nearly every country in Africa (we are writing now from Dakar, Senegal) meeting with farmers, workers, NGO’s and community groups writing about innovations and projects that our working to alliviate hunger and poverty. We travel blog everyday at BorderJumpers (www.borderjumpers.org). We are trying to highlight stories of hope and success.

    Thanks so much for your consideration!

    All the best, Bernie and Dani

    1. Hi Bernard!

      What an interesting project! I’ll be following your work and would be happy to highlight your findings, especially in East Africa. Please let me know if you need any introductions in Kenya, I’m sure Irene from VICDA would be happy to meet with you.

      Looking forward to hearing more!

  2. Jenn,

    Just caught your article in the New Trier magazine and basically saw into my future. You are literally on the exact path I’d like to venture; you’re just a couple years ahead of me, it seems. I would love to chat with you via email, phone or over coffee to bounce ideas and absorb as much as possible from you. I graduated from Columbia College this past December with a BA in photography and my ultimate goal would be to incorporate my passion of documentary photography with humanitarian/activist work. I have always, always been interested in non-profits in conjunction with African communities and can’t believe you’re literally doing what I have always wanted to do myself. Would love to hear your secrets and get re-inspired again.


    Emily Drumm

  3. So far humanitarian aid had brought me places. I have not been doing it for a long time due to the current situation with family. I cannot be happier to meet someone on the net with the same passion. I never write about my experience though, partly because natural disasters and camera seemed to be antagonistic (at least to me) and stories without pictures just would not be easy to be told. I love what you have done. I am looking forward to reading more of your missions soon.

  4. Nice reading about you Jane, your photographs are fabulously breathtaking, you are a great photographer

    Thanks. For visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

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