Jovelle Tamayo (b. 1991, Olongapo, Philippines) is an independent visual journalist available for photo, video, editing and production assignments in Seattle, New Jersey/NYC, the Philippines and beyond. 

She is a founding member of the Authority Collective. Jovelle is a youth teaching artist for organizations in the Seattle area and will serve as part-time faculty at The University of Washington for the winter 2019 quarter. 

Previously, she was a staff photographer at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a photography intern at the Valley News in Vermont/New Hampshire, a Work Scholar at Aperture Foundation and Magazine, and a multimedia intern with the Dow Jones News Fund. 


Phone: (732) 322-7706


2014 Rutgers University-New Brunswick, B.A. in Political Science, minor in French language

2018 Women Photograph Workshop
2018 THREAD at Yale
2017 Kalish Visual Editing Workshop
2016 New York Portfolio Review
2016 Missouri Photo Workshop 


The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Intercept, NPR, The Seattle Times, U.S. News and World Report, Audubon Society, Crosscut, San Francisco Chronicle, ESPN’s The Undefeated, Seattle Weekly, Leafly, Buzzfeed News, CNN, KUOW, South Seattle Emerald, Seattle Globalist, National Geographic online


T Brand Studio, The Atlantic, Sundance Film Festival,, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Seahawks, DLR Group, Keurig Dr Pepper, The Common Acre, Non White Works 

Currently in Seattle.

Travel 2018

Oct. 16-22, 2018 : Dublin, Ireland
Nov./Dec. 2018 : Olongapo City and Manila, Philippines

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