Who am I?

Jennifer J. Hill aka JJ, born in Kenner, Louisiana. Homebase for now is Longwood, Florida; however, I am currently living in Bristol, England while pursuing my Ph.D. at the University of Bristol, School for Earth Sciences.

How it all started?

I was in the right place at the right time! My commercial photography business began in 2008, during my last month as an intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. I continued contract work for the Smithsonian during and after graduating Cum Laude from R.I.T. in Rochester, New York with a BS in Biomedical Photographic Communications with a double concentration in Photomicrography and Ophthalmic Photography, with a minor in Archaeology. In 2011, I obtained my MS in Applied Science of Microscopy and Microanalysis from the University of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

What inspires me?

Investigating and discovering the unknown. I have a diverse technological background in the fundamentals of analog and digital photography. I enjoy using different methodologies and techniques in various fields such as anthropology, archaeology, biology, botany, and paleontology.


2011, Nikon Small World Image of Distinction 2009 published and currently on display in the lobby of the Physics Department at Rhodes University, Memphis, Tennessee
2010, Published, National Museum of Natural History Images, Paradise Lost Exhibit; photographs of Alice Tangerini and Dr. Gary Krupnick
2009 – 2010, Published, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History; photographed work includes Diatom, Algal, and archaeological/anthropological images for projects headed by Rusty Russell, Collections Manager under the advisement of James Norris, Research Botanist and Curator, Robert Sims, and Stanley Yankowski, as well as Research and Collections Support for Douglas Owsley

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