Jessica Dimmock / New York City

Jessica Dimmock is the recipient of numerous international awards for her photography and video work, including 2 World Press Photo awards for short films, The Inge Morath Award from Magnum, the F Award for Concerned Photography from Forma and Fabrica, The Infinity Award for Journalist of the Year from the International Center of Photography, and The Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  

She is a Sundance Edit and Story Lab Fellow, and her first feature film, The Pearl, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. She was listed as one of the '25 New Faces of Independent Film' by Filmmaker Magazine and was nominated for an Emmy for her work for a Doctors Without Borders short film series.   

Jessica began her film work when the artist Moby asked her to direct a music video for his upcoming single, Wait For Me, and since then her clients have included HBO, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Microsoft, The UNFPA, Showtime, and PBS. She is currently directing an episodic documentary series for Netflix set to premiere in January 2018.  

The Ninth Floor
Jesse walks back and forth in her bedroom prior to getting high in New York, N.Y. on Nov. 29, 2004. Unbeknown to their upwardly mobile neighbors, a rotating collection of drug users, including Jesse, lived for years on the ninth floor of a rent-controlled apartment building not far from the famous Flatiron Building, a prime piece of New York City real estate.
Joey calls to someone knocking at his bedroom door before letting them in.
Joey calls to someone knocking at his bedroom door before letting them in.
The Ninth Floor
Rachel who has known the residents of Old Man Joe’s apartment for years, comes to stay with Jesse and Mike following the arrest of her boyfriend, in New York, N.Y. during January 2005.
The Ninth Floor
Rachel and Dionn have sex in their apartment in Washington Heights, New York N.Y. on Jan. 12, 2006
The Ninth Floor
Rachel clings to a beer while she and Dionn have sex in their Washington Heights apartment in New York, N.Y. on Jan. 12, 2006.
The Ninth Floor
Jesse sits down in New York, N.Y. on Jan. 26, 2006. She has been forcibly evicted from the apartment and now sleeps in Union Square Park, on a roof in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and during the winter, in a stairwell of an upscale apartment building.
The Ninth Floor
A pregnant Rachel lies on her bed during a hot summer day in the Bronx, N.Y. in 2006.
The Ninth Floor
Jesse cries from frustration and desperation as she begins to painfully detox from heroin and crack while her mother tries to comfort her in Glasco, N.Y. Oct. 15, 2006. Although Jesse is on a rehab program she does not yet feel the effects of her medication and must fight the temptation to go into the city to score drugs.
Paparazzi!
Paparazzi clamor for a shot of Jessica Simpson as she comes out of the restaurant Madeo in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2008. As newspapers across the country go under and editorial magazines grow thinner, celebrity magazines are amongst the few forms of print media making any profit. The modern paparazzo - young, male, aggressive, often foreign - must go to increasingly dramatic lengths to get their images. High speed car chases, trespassing, tipping informants and secret alliances are all regular parts of the business.
Paparazzi!
Paparazzi photograph Shauna Sand as she comes out of Villa, a popular club in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 14, 2008. As newspapers across the country go under and editorial magazines grow thinner, celebrity magazines are amongst the few forms of print media making any profit. The modern paparazzo - young, male, aggressive, often foreign - must go to increasingly dramatic lengths to get their images. High speed car chases, trespassing, tipping informants and secret alliances are all regular parts of the business.
Paparazzi!
Carlos waits outside of Madonna's house on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, Calif. on Nov. 3, 2008. As newspapers across the country go under and editorial magazines grow thinner, celebrity magazines are amongst the few forms of print media making any profit. The modern paparazzo - young, male, aggressive, often foreign - must go to increasingly dramatic lengths to get their images. High speed car chases, trespassing, tipping informants and secret alliances are all regular parts of the business.
Paparazzi!
A paparazzo photographs Lauren "Lo" Bosworth as she leaves a Halloween party in Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 1, 2008. As newspapers across the country go under and editorial magazines grow thinner, celebrity magazines are amongst the few forms of print media making any profit. The modern paparazzo - young, male, aggressive, often foreign - must go to increasingly dramatic lengths to get their images. High speed car chases, trespassing, tipping informants and secret alliances are all regular parts of the business.
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The Real Gossip Girls
Rebecca stands outside of an upscale restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side, New York, N.Y., March 12, 2011.
The Real Gossip Girls
Rebecca and Katie stand on the street corner after having lunch, New York, N.Y., March 12, 2011.
The Real Gossip Girls
Lizzie checks herself in the mirror in her apartment before going to dinner, New York, N.Y., March 17, 2011.
The Real Gossip Girls
Rebecca Regan with her friend Parker in her Upper East Side apartment, New York, N.Y., March 7, 2011.
The Real Gossip Girls
Lizzie talks to a friend during the Young Collectors Gala at the Frick Museum, New York, N.Y., March 10, 2011.
Girl Talk
Gregg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, performs in his hometown, Pittsburgh, Penn., Dec. 3, 2010. Girl Talk is a musician who specializes in mashups, digital sampling, and crowd participation in live performances.
Girl Talk
Gregg Gillis, also known as Girl Talk, performs in his hometown, Pittsburgh, Penn., Dec. 3, 2010. Girl Talk is a musician who specializes in mashups, digital sampling, and crowd participation in live performances.
Burkina Faso: A Mother's Devotion
Natasha departs on foot, with her son tied to her back, for a several hour walk to chop wood in the forest surrounding her village, near Samba, Passore province, Burkina Faso in October 2009. She will sell the wood she cuts at the local market. Cutting wood is not legal, but it is one of the only ways that Natasha is able to make money. Natasha struggles to keep her year-and-a-half-old son Alexi well nourished. Alone at 24, she scavenges firewood to sell in the market. Her meager earnings force an impossible choice: between buying food or medicine for her three kids. It's one or the other, and they need both. "There is fish, which is full of vitamins; that's why I prefer it – but I don't have enough money for it." She can cultivate millet, a common grain that fills stomachs but has no real nutritional value. During the "lean season" – the annual four-month period between harvests in parts of Africa’s Sahel region – children like Alexi are especially vulnerable. A therapeutic feeding program run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, keeps him and other malnourished children alive.
Burkina Faso: A Mother's Devotion
Natasha, a young mother living in a poverty-stricken village, sits outside her home, while comforting her youngest son, Alexi, who is being treated for malnutrition, near Samba, Passore province, Burkina Faso in October 2009. Natasha struggles to keep her year-and-a-half-old son Alexi well nourished. Alone at 24, she scavenges firewood to sell in the market. Her meager earnings force an impossible choice: between buying food or medicine for her three kids. It's one or the other, and they need both. "There is fish, which is full of vitamins; that's why I prefer it – but I don't have enough money for it." She can cultivate millet, a common grain that fills stomachs but has no real nutritional value. During the "lean season" – the annual four-month period between harvests in parts of Africa’s Sahel region – children like Alexi are especially vulnerable. A therapeutic feeding program run by Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, keeps him and other malnourished children alive.
Blood Chocolate
Sidikee Diabate, 12, returns from farming cocoa in Le Ssiri, Cote D'Ivoire on Oct. 17, 2007.