Jovelle Tamayo (b. 1991, Olongapo, Philippines) is an independent visual journalist available for photo, video, editing and production assignments in Western Washington, New Jersey, New York, and beyond.

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.

She currently serves on the Seattle board of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Photo by Sofia Jaramillo


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

2018 PDN 30 Nominee
2017 SPJ Passion Projects grantee 
2017 Kalish Visual Editing Workshop
2016 New York Portfolio Review
2016 Missouri Photo Workshop 
2015 Mountain Kentucky Workshop


2017 Volunteer teaching artist at Coyote Central & Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
2016 Reel Grrls after-school mobile filmmaking instructor at Aki Kurose Middle School, Seattle
2016, Intro to Photojournalism workshop for the Seattle Globalist


Phone: (732) 322-7706


Seattle Weekly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Leafly, Buzzfeed News, CNN, NPR,, the South Seattle Emerald and the Seattle Globalist

Currently in Olongapo City, Philippines. 

Travel 2018

Feb.19-March 9: Olongapo, PH
March 10-April 2: Manila, PH/Olongapo, PH
June 14-17: Detroit, MI

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