Jovelle Tamayo (she/her/siya) is an independent visual journalist available for photo and video assignments in Seattle, Washington, the Philippines and beyond. 

Jovelle is also a digital media teaching artist and a founding member of the Authority Collective. Previously,  she covered daily news at the Yakima Herald-Republic in Central Washington, the Valley News in Vermont/New Hampshire, and The Times Herald-Record with the Dow Jones News Fund, and supported the relaunch of Aperture Magazine as a Digital Media Work Scholar at Aperture Foundation. Jovelle graduated with a degree in political science from Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Targum, the nation’s second-oldest college newspaper. 

Select Publications & Clients

The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Intercept, NPR, The Seattle Times, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Crosscut, San Francisco Chronicle, ESPN’s The Undefeated, BRIGHT the Mag, Audubon Society, Leafly, Buzzfeed News, KUOW, Seattle Globalist, National Geographic online // T Brand Studio, The Atlantic, Sundance Film Festival,, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Seahawks, The Common Acre, Non White Works, Urban Bee Company

Currently in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Cell/WhatsApp: +17323227706
Globe (Philippines): +639959663774

Travel 2019
November 15-17: New York City 

Using Format