Jessica Dimmock

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Jessica Dimmock (born June 23, 1978)[1] is a documentary photojournalist based in Brooklyn, New York City. Her most well-known body of work, The Ninth Floor, documented the lives of a group of young heroin users over the course of several years.

Education and career[edit]

Dimmock is a 2005 graduate of the program in documentary photography and photojournalism at the International Center of Photography.[2] She shoots regularly for the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Newsweek and other U.S. magazines. She has been profiled in New York magazine, Aperture, Photo District News, and the British Journal of Photography.[3][4][5][6] She is a member of VII Photo Agency.[7]

She began her "Ninth Floor" project in late 2004 in Manhattan.[8] A drug dealer noticed her camera, approached her on the street, and invited her to take photographs of him.[4] He led Dimmock to a building in the Flatiron District, where Dimmock spent eight months photographing the approximately 30 heroin addicts who shared an apartment.[3][4] In June 2005, the owners of the apartment evicted the addicts, but Dimmock continued to photograph two of the couples for more than two years after the eviction.[3][9] The project was published as a video and as a book in 2007.[10][11]

Selected publications[edit]

Books and periodicals containing Dimmock's work:

  • 2006: American Photography 22[12]
  • 2006: Flash Forward (Toronto: Magenta Foundation)[1]
  • 2006: Aperture 185 (New York: Aperture Foundation)[4]
  • 2009: This Day of Change (Tokyo: Kodansha)[13]
  • 2010: A New American Photographic Dream (Milano: Silvana)

Monograph by Dimmock:

  • 2007: The Ninth Floor (Roma: Contrasto)[11]

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Selected video and film[edit]

  • 2007: Jessica Dimmock: The Ninth Floor (video)[10]
  • 2010: Paparazzi (short film)[23]
  • 2011: Wait for Me (music video)[24]
  • 2011: Without (feature film)[6]

Selected awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flash Forward 2006: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  2. ^ Clinton Cargill (September 11, 2005). "The Runners-Up". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ a b c Colin Moynihan (September 18, 2005), "The Heroin Den Next Door: Eight months in a Flatiron shooting gallery", New York, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  4. ^ a b c d Joshua Mack (Winter 2006), "The Ninth Floor: Photographs by Jessica Dimmock", Aperture 185: 78–83 
  5. ^ a b c Daryl Lang (July 13, 2006), "Jessica Dimmock Wins Inge Morath Prize, F Award", Photo District News 
  6. ^ a b "Stills to Motion: Jessica Dimmock", British Journal of Photography, February 1, 2011, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  7. ^ About VII Photo Agency, VII Photo Agency, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  8. ^ a b Robert Ayers (April 24, 2008), Jessica Dimmock in New York, ARTINFO, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  9. ^ Dylan Foley (November 11, 2007), "Hell on 23rd Street: They Slowly Kill Themselves as Manhattan Bustles On", New York Post, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  10. ^ a b Jessica Dimmock: The Ninth Floor, MediaStorm, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  11. ^ a b Dimmock, Jessica (2007). The Ninth Floor. Rome: Contrasto. ISBN 9788869650598. 
  12. ^ The Archive. AP, American Illustration - American Photography, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  13. ^ This Day of Change: Jessica Dimmock / Washington, DC, USA, Kodansha, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  14. ^ Jessica Dimmock: The Ninth Floor: April 17 - May 31, 2008, Foley Gallery, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  15. ^ Blake Gopnik (July 20, 2008), "Rooms With a View Of Addiction's Toll", Washington Post, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  16. ^ 022_Jessica Dimmock "The Ninth Floor" 2004-2007, Kunsthaus Dresden, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  17. ^ Dispatches from the Frontlines {12 Women Photojournalists} June 14 to August 3, 2008, Fovea Exhibitions, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  18. ^ Jessica Dimmock: The Ninth Floor: 14 March - 1 June 2008, Foam Amsterdam, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  19. ^ Jessica Dimmock – The Ninth Floor, Locuslux Gallery, January 30 – March 8, 2009, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  20. ^ The Ninth Floor, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  21. ^ Viewing restricted: [Re]presenting poverty: 27 April -14 June 2009, London School of Economics 
  22. ^ The Brothel Without Walls, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  23. ^ Jessica Dimmock (March 22, 2010), "Paparazzi: A Film by Jessica Dimmock", VII The Magazine (VII Photo Agency), retrieved 2012-07-31 
  24. ^ Edith Zimmerman (February 22, 2010), See Moby’s Hypnotically Grim New Music Video, Vulture, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  25. ^ Jessica Dimmock (USA): The Ninth Floor, Inge Morath Foundation, retrieved 2012-07-31 
  26. ^ Daryl Lang (May 16, 2008), "New York Photo Awards Winners Announced", Photo District News 
  27. ^ Winners Gallery: Best Photography Book Award: Finalist: Jessica Dimmock, Contrasto: "The Ninth Floor", Pictures Of The Year International, retrieved 2012-07-31 

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