Jonathan De Camps is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in Miami, Florida. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dominican parents in November 1983, and raised in the Dominican Republic since a very young age.
Jonathan's lifelong interest in narrative imagery in films, paintings and photography led him to pursue a BA in Advertisement in 2008. In 2009, he moved to South Florida to broaden his horizons in the visual arts. In 2013, he earned an MFA in Visual Arts from the Miami International University of Art and Design.
In 2015, Jonathan was awarded with the FEAST Miami (Funding Emerging Arts with Sustainable Tactics) with the photography project "Ghosts In America: Portraits of Undocumented Immigrants", photographing average working-class people in Miami who happen to be undocumented, with their faces painted in the "Día de los Muertos" Mexican mask tradition.
That same year, Taking Focus, Inc. announced the selection for their 2015 Fiscal Sponsorship Program, awarding "Ghosts In America" as one of their selections.
Jonathan is one of the 2017 Knight Arts Champions Recipient, which helped him created collaborations to push for immigration and social justice education through audiovisuals and live music performances.
Today, Jonathan continues to work with stories through documentary photography and filmmaking about immigrant communities, social justice reform and urban lifestyles.