Breaking Into Fashion Photography: Meredith Jenks’s Career Path

November 22, 2013

By Brienne Walsh

© Meredith Jenks

An image Meredith Jenks shot for Nike. "I had always wanted to shoot fashion editorials," Jenks recalls, "but I was afraid that if I focused on the unknown, I would lose my business."

The first big job Meredith Jenks ever landed was for Seventeen. It was 2002, and she had only been out of school for a few months. “I sent my promo around to a bunch of magazines, and Seventeen called me back,” Jenks says. While the assignment was prestigious, the subject matter was depressing. “I shot a portrait of this girl...

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