Jackie Munro is a filmmaker, photographer and educator working at the intersection of storytelling and community engagement to address social justice. Jackie produces communication campaigns for mission-driven organizations with her company Stories for Change in Santa Fe, NM.
Using collaborative, storytelling-based processes, she co-produces the content for her campaigns with those most affected by a social issue. She participated in Santa Fe Art Institute’s Equal Justice Theme Residency which was created to explore and address systemic and structural issues of social inequity, both historically and in contemporary society. While there, Jackie worked with three woman dealing with addiction issues.
She has continued this effort in collaboration with La Familia Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program for pregnant women and this work is the focus of her talk.
As a director, Jackie’s work has screened on NoBudge.com, at Cinema Club in Brooklyn, NY and the Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregon.
Jackie has taught photography at the International Center of Photography, New York University, PhotoManhattan and Santa Fe Community College. She has implemented community-based photography education projects in Nicaragua and Paraguay. She is currently developing a documentary film set in rural Nicaragua, where she has taught photography and made photographs and videos for 10 years.
She holds a BFA in Photography & Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has studied Spanish through Instituto Cervantes in New York City and Albuquerque, NM.
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