Jamelle Bouie is a political writer for Slate Magazine and analyst CBS News. For years, he’s done his own photography for his work, using a variety of digital cameras. But after acquiring a Konica Autoreflex TC in 2015, he’s been a dedicated film shooter. He shoots in multiple formats, typically uses black and white film, and works in the darkroom.
In keeping with his professional work, Jamelle’s photography tends toward the documentary-style, with an emphasis on street photography. He’s most concerned with people and their environments, used or otherwise. Which means, in addition to street work, he also shoots urban landscapes, seeking out unusual or abandoned areas of towns and cities. He is based in Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, Virginia, and spends considerable time in Baltimore, Maryland and New York City.