Jessica Chappe (Hudson, NY) is a mixed media storyteller. Her project based work focuses on how people find belonging through community, place and the self. She believes in the power of collaboration through audio storytelling and documentary photography to expand our understanding of humanity and what keeps us connected.
Chappe graduated from Bard College with a BA in photography in 2016. She lives and works in Hudson Valley, NY. Chappe was shortlisted in 2020 for the Open Competition and Alpha Female Awards in the Sony World Photography Awards. Chappe’s photo essay, Inside a 22-Person Pandemic Pod in a Hudson Valley Hotel was featured in Curbed, NY, an outlet of New York Magazine and went viral in July 2021. Chappe was hired by Times Union Hudson Valley to reflect on the man who coined the name, Witchcraft District, through interviewing and documenting the community. The piece A Look Inside Poughkeepsie’s Witchcraft District was published on October 4, 2021. The Faces of a Changing Hudson, shares the voices of newcomers and local Hudson residents reflecting on their roles within the wider community during a time of great influx, published in January 2022. She recently held a residency in collaboration with Annie Reynolds at Basilica Hudson titled blueprint using the medium of cyanotypes and portraiture to explore the origin of architectural blueprints with those who live within the designed landscape. blueprint is currently on display in Basilica's Gallery Building till January 16th.
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