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JILL CONNELLY



Singing in class

1. Teacher Rita Kilunda sings with the children in her class at Les Tresors 1, an early child education
program in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 22, 2010.

 

 



Girl by fence

A girl walks by the CARITAS compound. UNICEF Programs in partnership with CARITAS for orphans
and vulnerable children in Mbanza Nguno, Bas Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo on June 23, 2010.


 

Tabita

Tabita, 1 year and 3 months, stands outside her door. Her family is using a bednet which was distributed
to help prevent against Malaria in the Tshamilemba health district of Lumbabashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, on July 3, 2010.

 

Louise and baby

Louise Arun, with her newborn who is not yet named, under a bednet at a maternity hospital in the Tshamilemba
health district of Lumbabashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, on July 3, 2010. Bednets are used to help prevent
Malaria by protecting people from the mosquitos which may be carrying the disease.



 



Boy by smoke

UNICEF Programs in partnership with CARITAS for orphans and vulnerable children in Mbanza Nguno, Bas Congo,
Democratic Republic of Congo on June 23, 2010. People work the land at the CARITAS agricultural cooperative.

 

Holy Union

Bart Baker reads his vows which he wrote to his partner Joe Elvis during their union ceremony at Christ Chapel in
North Hollywood, Calif. Their union is valid spiritually but not legally. (At the time this was taken, same sex marriage is
only legal in Massachusetts and civil unions are valid in Vermont. Other states may not recognize these unions and
eighteen states have passed amendments outlawing same sex marriage.) (10/01/05)

 

Harry praying in his apartment

Harry Bartron, 87, a gay Catholic, prays in his studio apartment in Hollywood, Calif. Bartron studied with monks for two years
when he was in his 50s and became a Secular Franciscan. Secular Franciscans make a lifelong commitment to live the
gospel following the example of St. Francis of Assisi. Bartron prays seven times a day. (02/21/05)

 

 



Kathy's baptism

Kathy Payton smiles during her baptism at Christ Chapel, a predominantly gay Christian Church in North Hollywood, Calif.
According to the church’s pastor Jerrell Walls, at right, “The immersion in water comes from the Greek word for baptism meaning to
immerse and it signifies being buried with Christ and raised to new life in Christ. The white robes are a symbol of purity.
Baptism symbolizes a new life in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things have become new." (10/02/05)

 

 

Filled with the holy spirit

James Moore (center) is "filled with the holy spirit" as he celebrates with Pastor Phil Gray (left) of City of Refuge
and another congregant who is wiping tears from her face. When someone has a religious experience others stand with them
and put their hands on them, steady them or clear the area of chairs if necesary. (04/29/06)

 

Greater hope

Rev. James Mills Sr. of the Greater Hope Fellowship in Philadelphia prays during the Liberating Pentcostalism celebration at
Unity Fellowship Church in Los Angeles. Gay pentecostals from around the country gathered at UFC to celebrate the
100th anniversary of Pentcostalism on their own as they were not invited to the mainsteam celebration with other Pentecostals. (04/29/06)




JILL CONNELLY



Jill Connelly is a documentary photographer and educator based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, TIME magazine, Newsweek Japan, People, the Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and many others. She has produced images for the Associated Press, Reuters, and Polaris and for five years worked as a contract photographer for the Los Angeles Times. Her images are included in the books “Wichita: Coming Home, Going Global” and “4:31- Images of the 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake.” Her work has also been exhibited in numerous group shows at galleries and other venues.

She has enjoyed photographing numerous celebrities, athletes and politicians, including Rosa Parks, Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Clinton, but her favorite stories are those of the ordinary people who have overcome hardships, and have interesting stories to tell of their journey along the way.

In 2010 Jill traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo and photographed the subjects of education, malnutrition, child soldiers, survival and sexual violence for UNICEF. Her current local project, “Living With the Dead,” explores cemeteries as places for celebrations of life, art, culture and history.

Jill teaches photojournalism at Pierce College where she is the Chair of the Media Arts department and advisor for the campus newspaper and magazine. She has also taught at Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, California and with the UCLA Student Media program. She has a master’s degree in Journalism with a photojournalism concentration from Boston University and a bachelor’s in Communication from State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh, where she minored in Photography.


ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the moments of family life, with an emphasis on the mysteries of death and rituals of faith. My digital images are printed in black-and-white or color, depending on what fits with the mood of the project.

While working on a project, I shoot images, some of which I know belong right away. Others that I utilize as sketches, place holders representing an idea that hasn’t yet been fully realized. From my years working as a photojournalist doing daily assignments for editorial publications, I strongly believe that captions are critical in the telling of a story.

The concepts for my projects often come from those I meet in my life: family members, neighbors, colleagues and others I meet at work. My projects find me. My love of the documentary comes from the entry it gives me into people’s lives. I find it both and opportunity and a responsibility to tell their stories.


JILL CONNELLY
jillphoto@earthlink.net
www.jillconnellyphoto.com




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