SHARONA JACOBS

Known as "Boston's literary photographer," Sharona shoots editorial, commercial, and commissioned portraits and headshots of authors, academics, and innovators living in New England. While much of her work takes place in Boston and Massachusetts, the images of her clients can be seen nationwide. Sharona's work treads the line between the commercial, editorial, and fine art worlds.

Her portraits have appeared in The New York TimesWired, Salon, NPR.org, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Bitch Magazine, and many other critically-acclaimed publications.

Sharona's permanent rotating exhibition, The Boston Authors Project, is on display at GrubStreet, one of the nation's leading writing centers, located next to Boston Common at 162 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116.

After receiving her BFA in Communication Design and Photography from Carnegie Mellon University, Sharona started her career at the George Eastman House, a photography and film museum in Rochester, NY. Mid-career, she received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, going on to work as a psychotherapist at Tufts University and MIT before starting her photography studio in 2010. Sharona is the author of “Mindfulness as a Coping Mechanism for Employment Uncertainty,” published in Career Development Quarterly in 2008. Much of her conference speaking focuses on the intersection of the arts, career navigation, and psychology.

When not behind a camera, Sharona keeps her reflexes sharp by teaching and practicing Kenpo karate with her husband and daughter.