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Eric Jenkins-Sahlin

Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Eric Jenkins-Sahlin is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in New York.

For me, the principles of compelling visual storytelling also apply to life in general: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff,” (Jim Richardson) inspires me to get out and explore. “If your photos aren't good enough, you're not close enough,” (Robert Capa) inspires me to build intimate relationships with people and places. I love documenting the important work of community organizers, activists and artists, and I strive to record sincere moments by maintaining a discreet presence and shooting from the hip.

I was a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar to China, and I previously worked at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. I’m fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Swedish.