Jovelle Tamayo (b. 1991, Olongapo City, Philippines) is an independent visual journalist available for photo and video assignments in Seattle, the Philippines and beyond. 

She is a founding member of the Authority Collective and a teaching artist for organizations in the Seattle area. 

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. 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. 


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, The Common Acre, Non White Works 


Cell/WhatsApp: +17323227706
SMART (Philippines): +639499604009

Based in Seattle, Wash.

Travel 2019
March 20-26: Los Angeles, CA
March 29-April 3: New York, NY

Using Format