Ryan Christopher Jones

Independent Photojournalist, Anthropologist

Visual artist

Ryan Christopher Jones is a Mexican-American photojournalist and anthropologist originally from Central California and currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a doctoral student in social anthropology at Harvard University. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington Post, and often works on stories of labor, environment, and migration across the US and Mexico.

In 2022, Jones was a judge for the Pulitzer Prizes and was also awarded the American Mosaic Journalism Prize for his coverage of under-reported communities across the US. He plans to continue to study the political ecology of water, space, and power in California, with a focus on the ways that Latino/x and farmworker communities are responding to climate devastation across the West.