Spring Hill, Barbour County, Ala. Michael Farmer, 57, fashions a scarecrow next to his garden on Election Day. 2020. From the series "What Has Been Will Be Again."

Jared Ragland

jared@jaredragland.com 2024361082 United States

Topics of Focus

Injustice, History, Poverty, Environment, Ecology, Labor, Race, Editorial, Ethnography, Sociology

Geographic Areas of Focus

American South and Intermountain West



Jared Ragland is a fine art and documentary photographer and former White House photo editor. His collaborative, socially-conscious work critically confronts issues of identity, marginalization, and the history of place.

Jared is the photo editor of National Geographic Books’ "The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office," and he has worked on assignment for NGOs in the Balkans, the former Soviet Bloc, East Africa, and Haiti. In 2015, Jared was named one of TIME magazine’s “Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States.” He is a 2020 Magnum Foundation grantee, 2020-21 Do Good Fund Artist-in-Residence, 2021 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 artist, and 2022 Aftermath Project Finalist.

Jared’s photographs have been featured by The New Yorker, New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair Italia, Forbes,and The Oxford American, and his visual ethnographic research has been published in more than a dozen social science textbooks and high-impact journals, including the first photographs to ever be published in the flagship social sciences journal, Criminology. His first film, "Some Million Miles," (co-dir. with Adam Forrester) is currently distributed by PBS. 

He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Photography at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and is available for lectures, visiting artist programs, and editorial assignments.

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