Jessica Lehrman is a Brooklyn-based photographer best known for her raw visual documentation of contemporary underground movements. From protests and social revolutions to the belly of hip hop’s underground community and its emerging artists, Lehrman is a committed documentarian of the worlds she is impassioned to be a part of. Touring with Jermaine Dupri, visiting fracking sites with Yoko Ono, and spending a day in the life with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and the Flaming Lips, Lehrman has captured the glamour, grit, goals, and gratitude of some of the biggest names in today’s music, issues, and cultural concerns. Her work has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Billboard, VICE and more.
Drawn to photographing the lives of people she loves and communities she connects with, both Lehrman’s professional and personal work seeks to go below the surface of the subjects she’s shooting to convey their personal experiences with honesty and sensitivity. In 2014, Lehrman had the opportunity to document her family’s nomadic lifestyle for The New York Times and garnered wide acclaim for the story, establishing herself not just as a photographer but as a writer as well. She currently is splitting her time working on a developing story featuring portraits of artists in a rural town in Colorado and keeping up with the flow of commissioned work in New York City.