Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Jennifer Spelman

photo of Jennifer  Spelman

Jennifer Spelman is a freelance editorial and documentary photographer. She received her photographic training as an assistant with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, working with some of today’s most preeminent photographers: Jay Maisel, Norman Mauskopf, and David Alan Harvey.

A sensitive photographer of people, Jennifer strives to create portraits with energy and insight. Her clients have included Village Science, Seven Squared Media, The Heart Gallery, What Moves You, Sanjhi, and Sustainable Santa Fe. Jennifer is a patient educator who has ten years of experience teaching with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She has also taught workshops in India, Mexico, Japan, and Cuba. Her website is