About Jade Sacker

I am a photojournalist currently based in New York City, having recently graduated from the International Center of Photography.

I come from a Native American family on my mom's side, now culturally displaced from their own land. My father's family descends from Russia, where they fled from the pogroms at the outset of the 20th Century. My family refused to talk about the past and all that they had lost. As I grew older, I recognized that without understanding and accountability, there is no clear way to move forward, and no sense of resolution.

So I set out to be a witness. My work is intended to create evidence, to inspire a dialogue that may act as a catalyst for change.

The unifying theme of my long-term projects is migration, telling the stories of those who are displaced, and those whose identity is challenged.

My work is guided by the belief that writing and photography are two powerful mediums to provoke thought and effect enduring positive change. My projects are intended to act as a catalyst for accountability, and to advocate for a just and tolerant world.


Huffington Post, Phnom Penh Post, Buzzfeed News, Asialyst, UnHeard, Haaretz, Radio France, Marriott International


International Photography Awards Honorable Mention, Deeper Issues

Royal Photography Society International Photography Exhibition 162 Finalist (Winner TBA)