The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Jesika Theos – Amesbury
Learn more: @jesikatheos
Creative Practice: I am a freelance lifestyle and editorial photographer that specializes in portraiture. My style is photojournalistic and my goal is to tell a story through the images that I make. I have been in business for just over two years, working solely as a freelance photographer. Thus far I have photographed for a handful of publications including Boston Magazine and the New York Times.
Artist Statement: As a photojournalist, I document all types of stories that are relavent to the time. In light of what’s going on I am working on a personal project with a writer about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses in my surrounding area.
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