About Jason

Photo by    Miguel Bandeira

I’m a photojournalist and creative, spending time between Charleston/Mattoon and Peoria, after being abruptly laid off from the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier after two months of service.

I enjoy meeting the people around me and finding out their life story. I was last in East Central Illinois as a student in the journalism program at Eastern Illinois University where I learned more about the art of visual storytelling. I was able to put those skills into practice at the yearbook and the daily newspaper where I’ve won awards in categories including  photography, writing and page design.

I love to travel and have been blessed with the opportunity to have visited some amazing places. Having a mixed background, I’ve always wanted to know about the world around me.

Let’s swap stories.

Photo by    Jessica Potts

Photo by Jessica Potts