She/her. Visual journalist born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey, currently based in Seattle, Washington. 

My first name is Jovelle Abbey. I am an independent visual journalist available for photo, video, editing and production assignments in greater Seattle area and beyond.

My photos have appeared in BuzzFeed News, The Wall Street Journal, Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Globalist, NPR, The New York Times, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, High Country News, Leafly, Mashable, Glamour, The Daily Targum, and Kaiser Health News. I’ve attended the New York Portfolio Review, the Missouri Photo Workshop, the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop and the Mountain Kentucky Workshop. As an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, I studied Political Science and French, and served as the Editor-in-Chief/Co-CEO and photography editor at The Daily Targum. Most recently, I interned as a staff photographer at the Valley News. I've also interned the Times Herald-RecordAperture Foundation and FindSpark. 

Let's get together (yeah, yeah, yeah). If you want to collaborate or chat, drop me a line at

JOVELLE TAMAYO / Email: / Cell: +1 (732) 322-7706 / @jovellephoto
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