Jayme Gershen is a multimedia storyteller focused on identity through the use of photo, video, and digital platforms. She immerses herself in the lives of her subjects through a mix of documentary projects and identity-based art. Jayme uses intimacy and humor to explore stories of second chances, and investigates what it means to have a sense of place.
In 2015 Jayme was selected to participate in the Eddie Adams Workshop for documentary and photojournalism in New York. She was the 2015 Artist in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, where she worked with homeless women and at risk youth to create and exhibit multimedia work about their own identities and concepts of home. Jayme was also the 2012 Miami New Times Mastermind Honorable Mention.
Current projects include still photography and a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Vandal, the first feature narrative film about the Miami graffiti scene, set to premiere in 2018. Jayme is also working on a documentary about Cuban-American electro-pop duo Afrobeta’s search for their cultural & musical roots in Cuba and a series of photos and films about immigration and identity, called Six Degrees of Immigration
Six Degrees of Immigration, her photo series about immigration identity, is currently being developed into an interactive documentary.
Jayme has studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Miami International University. She has worked around the world as a freelance photographer and filmmaker, traveling from the Fiji Islands to Italy to explore compelling stories. She has lived in Massachusetts, Vermont, Colorado, Florida and Colombia. Jayme currently lives and works in Miami, FL.