Jenica Heintzelman is a Guatemalan-American photographer from Orlando, Florida. She attended Brigham Young University where she completed her BFA degree in photography and documentary film in 2010. Jenica received her MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency program in 2020. 

She has been awarded the Aperture + Google Creator Labs Photo Fund in 2023 and named by the British Journal of Photography for the "2021 Ones to Watch: Community". Her work has been exhibited internationally at C/O Berlin and BFOTO Festival in Spain. Her book Down a Stream was shortlisted for the Fiebre Dummy Award, SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021 and the ICP/GOST First Book Award. With the support of the Penumbra Foundation and MUUS Collection, she produced a risograph publication of Down a Stream as part of their residency program in 2022. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY her work explores themes of vulnerability, trauma and the notion of healing.

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