Jacque Jackson

Jacque Jackson

2020 Guest Judge


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Jacque is a documentary family photographer filmmaker in Houston, Texas where she is a stay at home, homeschooling mom to 4 very little people. 

Before becoming a mother, Jacque began her career as a pediatric cardiology nurse and aspired to become an educator of all the cool nursing things (procedures, equipment, etc) by way of teaching other nurses within the hospital setting. 

She had her first child and all of this changed. Jacque left her career and traded the long 15 hour nights for the longer neverending nights of motherhood!

During that time, Jacque began to appreciate photography alongside motherhood as she grew her technique and started to pare down the things that truly fueled the photos she made.

Jacque also has a passion for teaching moms how to use their own cameras to tell their family’s story, first through the beginner stages of operating a camera, then with the evaluation of what they are actually wanting to express with those photos.

Motherhood has deeply affected the pictures Jacque makes and how she teaches other mothers. She wants to encourage the skill among those who feel they are called to more than motherhood but feel deeply attached to being “just a mom.” 

Jacque’s latest accomplishment is having an image used in The Photograph, a movie released by Universal Pictures. 

As time has moved her through the hills and valleys of being home and putting her career on hold, Jacque is embracing how motherhood looks and feels from the black mother’s perspective through pictures.

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.