Jennifer Crandall

Born in Ethiopia and raised in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Haiti, Jennifer is asked more often than anything else, “what are you?” Not finding the answer to that question easy, or simple, Jennifer became a journalist and filmmaker as means to examine themes of identity and connection. During her time at The Washington Post, Jennifer created the Emmy nominated project onBeing – an exploration of identity through an extended series of video portraits of people who rarely make the news. Currently, she is working on Whitman, Alabamaa 52-part documentary poem wherein video cameras capture American southerners as they reveal pieces of their lives, and themselves, while reciting verses from Walt Whitman’s epic “Song of Myself.”.Whitman, Alabama has been featured in The New Yorker, on National Public Radio’s “Here & Now,” by the Poetry Foundation and in Poets & Writers Magazine. Jennifer’s previous work has received a Knight-Batten Special Distinction Award for Innovation, an Online News Association Award for Innovation, awards from the White House News Photographers Association and recognition from the American Film Institute.

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