About Jayme Burrows


Jayme Burrows started her journey as a visual storyteller early-- working as her high school newspaper’s chief photographer and photo editor in her hometown of Manteca, California. A Bachelor’s degree in history and art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara provided a solid academic foundation, which has proved to be invaluable in a career in which research is paramount. Always interested in history and social justice, Jayme spent two years in Seattle working at the American Civil Liberties Union by day, and honing her bartending skills at night. All the while she was furiously debating the merits of going to law school, versus following her passion and going back to school to study photography.


Ultimately photography conquered, and she hasn’t looked back yet. It was her time at the Brooks Institute that solidified Burrows’ future as a professional photographer, first with a degree in Visual Journalism, and then in December of 2010 culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree. Jayme has shot commercially and worked for many different news outlets including wire services, magazines and periodicals over the past six years. Currently she is shooting commercial and editorial images, writing grants to fund a long-term documentary project, and in the early stages of writing a biography of legendary photographer Imogen Cunningham. She splits her time between San Luis Obispo and Ojai, California.