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Journey America -- The Jerry Nelson Story
Jerry Nelson is an independent, freelance editorial, travel and adventure photojournalist with a heart for social justice issues.
Originally from the United States, Jerry is currently based in South America, from where he travels extensively, working on assignment and on commission, creating stock images, writing and teaching.
Jerry writes: “As a travel photographer, my studio is the world outside my door and the only equipment required is a camera and a willingness to look for new perspectives.
Lighting comes courtesy of whatever is available; sun, sky, tungsten and neon – travel photographers have access to it all. We are not restricted by subject or location, only by an obligation to record the world we see with honesty and compassion.
More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm.”
Assignments & Commissions
Jerry Nelson works primarily as a freelance photographer, working on assignment.
He has been commissioned by dozens of international NGOs, humanitarian and charitable institutions and has completed commissions for organizations as varied as United Vision For Idaho, Service Employees International Union and Argentina Independent.
Jerry produces stock photographs for Getty, Lonely Planet among others. His vibrant stock collection includes images which have been reproduced in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and books and are regularly featured.
His stock images have appeared on everything from postage stamps to magazine covers and billboards.
Photography Tours & Workshops
Jerry is lead photographer with BuenosTours, the largest tour company offering private tours in Argentina, where he teaches photographic theory and practice in the classroom and on location.
When at home in Buenos Aires, he also offers private workshops to individuals and small groups, offering photographers the opportunity to spend time with a professional photographer in parts of Buenos Aires rarely seen by visiting tourists.
Jerry contributes travel and photographic articles to several publications and journals, relating his travel experiences and offering technical and career advice to enthusiastic photographers around the world.
The thousands of people that follow his travels and journeys on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, his blog and many media clients have come to know the truth behind his tag line:
I See It. I Shoot It. I Live It. Join the Adventure.
Here's just a sampling of what his clients have to say:
“Jerry Nelson offers a unique service in that he has an eye for shots that mean something in the moment but will also mean something down the road. I depend on Jerry as an ongoing resource..."
“Jerry is a talented photographer who is talented, dependable and reliable. He truly captures life as it happens and is very involved with the community. Its always a pleasure to work with him.”
“Jerry is a motivated go getter, an incredibly talented photographer and one of the most pleasant people I have ever worked with.”
“Not only have I viewed Jerry's work as a photographer, which is absolutely beautiful, I have had the pleasure of working with Jerry through the Vietnam Veterans Association on projects to raise money to support our troops. Jerry's personality and character are a perfect fit for any venture that crosses his path.”
"Jerry is really good not only at photography but also may be able to come up with some promotion ideas for your company. don't bog him down with detail but let him fly you some ideas on photographing AND promoting your business. he has done mine a huge push forward in a very hard economic time.”
“Jerry is an insightful photographer who is gifted at capturing American spirit and God's blessings in nature and through unique individuals.”
“Jerry Nelson is the kind of person that will give you the last shirt he owns if you need it. He is trustworthy, kind, intelligent and very much in tune with nature. He loves the simpler things in life and will take on any challenge. He has an eye for beauty and all things natural. If you look at his photography you will see everything I have written in his photos.
He is a dear friend to me that I met in passing and will always be in my prayers. If you have a special occasion that you want captured forever then call on Jerry. He will get it done and save your memories forever."
“Jerry is a bundle full of energy and ideas and brings that to his photography work. He does what he says he's going to do, gets the work done and a professional and timely manner and turns in quality photos.”
Deep discounts are given to NGOs My rates are some of the most competitive in the industry. Each photo assignment is different so contact me today for a customized quote.
Here is how Jerry differs from the 'competition': He specializes in photojournalism. When you need your story told on a local, regional, national or international level, he's available to do the job for you.
Experienced in working with everyone in your organization -- from volunteers to board members.
Experienced in dealing with high profile executives.
Competitive rate which includes more features and benefits than competitors.
Work is not subcontracted
Satisfied clients include:
Caters News Agency, Great Britain
Trans Terra Media, Beirut
Gloobbi (Paris & London)
Argentina Wanderer (Buenos Aires)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
United Vision for Idaho
…and many more. Ask for referrals.