In her 30-year career as a photojournalist, Jean has photographed subjects ranging from a gospel group traveling through the rural South to grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has documented tornado damage from a helicopter and the lives of Muslim women in the Middle East. In her 15 years as a staff photographer at the Atlanta Constitution, Jean photographed countless celebrities, including Woody Allen, Usher, Matt Damon and Maya Angelou. But throughout her career, it has been documenting the lives of children, and capturing the priceless moments they create, that she has enjoyed the most.

Consistently over the years, Jean has received national recognition for her documentary photography. Her photograph of children playing in the fountain at Centennial Olympic Park was selected for the cover of the Georgia 24/7 coffee table book. The depth and professionalism of her photojournalistic work has been recognized with an Overseas Press Club Award, the Society for Professional Journalists Award, the Clarion Award and the Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant. Jean has been a judge for the prestigious Pictures of the Year Contest and a faculty member at the University of Missouri. And in 2012, she was inducted in the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.

Jean’s training started at the University of Missouri, School of Journalism, where she majored in photojournalism. She has held staff positions at small, medium and large metropolitan newspapers in addition to working four years in a commercial photography studio, where she honed her lighting and location skills.

Jean is based in Atlanta, GA and is available for portrait and documentary work anywhere in the world.