Jim Newberry

Jim is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles. His interest in photography began as a young child, when his father—James Newberry, who founded the photography department at Columbia College Chicago—gave him a camera and taught him how to use it. He later graduated from Columbia, and soon after began shooting assignments for magazines and record labels. Jim continues to shoot for editorial and commercial clients, as well as shooting fine art photography, especially street pictures.

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How a Butterfly-Loving Biologist Learned to Fly

Using her hands as well as her feet, Giselle Garcia inexplicably climbs up a very long swath of […]

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Father and Son Transform a City Through Art

When Hector Ponce moved to the United States from El Salvador in the early ’80s, he quickly made […]

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Building a Cottage Industry as a Creative Couple

Keiko and Thomas Vogel—a married creative couple living with two cats in Petaluma, California—both have day jobs, but […]

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Billy Bragg and Wayne Kramer Teach Music to People in Jail

In 1977, The Clash recorded a song called “Jail Guitar Doors.” In its opening line, the track refers […]

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Access Books Revives Libraries in Book Deserts

The best way to learn to read is by reading, research has shown. And a student leaving kindergarten with […]

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Opera-Matic Wants Us to Be Creative Together

How well do you know your neighbors? If you live in a city, there’s a good chance you’ve […]

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Intonation Music Workshop Teaches At-Risk Kids to Rock

What are the perks of being a rockstar? “Character development” might not be the first thing that comes to […]

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Jane Palmer Makes Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Clothing Dyes

What’s at the intersection of fashion and science? There’s more overlap than you might imagine, and Los Angeles-based Jane […]

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How The Plant Brings Food Production Full Circle

If you ever had to read Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” for history or literature class, there’s likely a […]

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Las Fotos Project Teaches Teen Girls Confidence Through Photography

What’s the power of artistic expression? The teen students of Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles will give […]

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Fallen Fruit Brings Free, Organic Produce to Public Spaces

Have you ever walked past an apple tree or berry bush in a public space and wondered what […]

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How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits Using Available Light

Are you interested taking up photography but not sure where to start? Even though most of us have […]