Joyce J. Jackson is a fine art photographer born in 1972 on Long Island, New York. She received a B.S. degree in photojournalism and art history from Syracuse University in 1994. During her time at Syracuse she worked at Light Work and Community Darkrooms. The Light Work community of photographers provided an important environment for self-discovery.
In 1992, Mel Rosenthal, documentary photographer and Light Work Artist-in-Residence, befriended and assisted her in securing an internship at Impact Visuals, a New York City based international photo agency dedicated to social change. While pursuing her photography Jackson worked at San Francisco Bay Area and New York photography agencies and galleries - including the Yancey Richardson Gallery. From 2005-2014 Jackson was representative for the estate of New York School painter, Raymond Hendler (1923-1998). Her efforts significantly informed her own work and engendered a renewed interest in this neglected artist.