Sarah Ann Jump


Sarah Ann Jump

Photo by Elijah S. Walker

Sarah Ann is drawn to moments that capture emotion and celebrate everyday life. From 2016 to 2020, she worked as a photojournalist and photo editor at The Herald, documenting small-town life in rural Dubois County, Indiana. Her work focused on the traditions, past times, and family ties that the people of Southern Indiana pride themselves on, as well as the diverse identities of the next generations.

Sarah Ann was named Indiana Photographer of the Year three times by the Indiana News Photographers Association and recognized as Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year in the Best of Photojournalism contest hosted by the National Press Photographers Association. In 2015, she graduated summa cum laude from Rochester Institute of Technology's photojournalism program. Photographs in this portfolio were captured from 2014 to 2020.

As a leader in her newsroom, Sarah Ann learned user experience design and research in order to improve The Herald's digital offering and innovate ways to reach new audiences. This inspired her to pursue a career change to the field of human-centered design. She earned her MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Currently, she is an experience design researcher. She continues to marry storytelling and experience design in her personal work as a book artist.

RIT What We Do Portfolio Judge 2020
Selected the winner of a student photojournalism competition

Indiana University Words & Pictures Workshop 2019
Led a picture editing simulation and discussion for journalism students

National Press Photographers Association
Member 2011-2020, volunteer mentor, Northern Short Course volunteer

Indiana News Photographers Association
Member 2016-2021, annual conference attendee

Kentucky News Photographers Association
2019 annual conference speaker and contest judge

Ohio News Photographers Association
2018 annual conference speaker, contest judge and portfolio reviewer

NPPA Best of Photojournalism:
Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year: Individual, Small Market (2019)
Multi-platform Picture Editor of the Year, Runner-up (2019)
Newspaper Picture Editors of the Year: Team, Small Market (2019, 2018)
Photojournalist of the Year: Small Market, Runner-up (2017)
Best Published Picture Story: Small Market, First Place: Sisterly Love (2017)
Feature Photo, First Place (2017)
Sports Feature Photo, Honorable Mention (2017)
Contemporary Issues Story, Honorable Mention: Temporary Stay (2016)

Pictures of the Year International:
Newspaper Local Picture Story, First Place: Love Is Not A Memory (2018)
Newspaper Local Picture Story, Third Place: Sisterly Love (2017)
Newspaper Local Picture Story, Award of Excellence: Land of Lincolns (2016)

Indiana News Photographers Association:
Indiana Photographer of the Year (2018, 2017, 2016)
Runner-up Indiana Photographer of the Year (2019)
Community Awareness Award (2019, 2018, 2016)
Best of Show: Jail Baptism (2019)
Best of Show: Love Is Not A Memory (2018)
Best of Show: Sisterly Love (2017)
John Ahlhauser Award: Love Is Not A Memory (2018)
Clips Photographer of the Year (2018, 2017)
Sports Photographer of the Year (2016)
Runner-up Sports Photographer of the Year (2018)

Alexia Foundation
Student Award of Excellence Grant (2014)

Missouri Photo Workshop
Howard Chapnick Award, Nikon Emerging Professional Scholarship (2018)

Northern Short Course
Michel du Cille Memorial Scholarship (2017)

Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII
selected attendee (2014)

Kalish Visual Editing Workshop
Alexia Foundation Gilka Scholarship  (2014)

Momenta Project Los Angeles
Alexia Foundation Scholarship (2014)

The Alexia at 30 | Photoville NYC (2019)

New Americans Installation | Annenberg Space for Photography (2016)

First Comes Trust Exhibition | senior thesis show (2015)

What We Do Photojournalism Show | juried competition (2013, 2014, 2015)