Jake Rutherford Photography



Photographer/Photo Editor: "A Land of Honey, Plums and Landmines", Bittersweet Magazine, October 2018.

Photographer & photo editor of the October issue of Bittersweet Magazine covering the Marshall Legacy Institute’s work in Bosnia and Herzegovina reducing landmine and unexploded ordnance dangers and supporting survivors.

Writer: "A Conversation with Photographer Jake Rutherford", Bittersweet Magazine, September 2017.

Wrote a brief Question and Answer piece as a followup to the Plant it Forward article in the August issue of Bittersweet Magazine.

Videographer/Photographer: "Refugee Farmers Growing in Houston's Food Desert", Bittersweet Magazine, August 2017.

Filmed, photographed, edited, and produced coverage of the Houston refugee farming organization, Plant it Forward Farms, for the August issue of Bittersweet Magazine.

Video Editor: "Restoring the Bahia Grande", The Nature Conservancy of Texas, May 2017.

Interpreted footage, identified stock imagery & music, and sequenced the multimedia for The Nature Conservancy of Texas to annouce their recent accomplishments in the Bahia Grande.

Videographer: "Meet an Owner: Zoe Kalapos", Subaru, March 2017.

Captured video for a short bio-documentary featuring U.S. Olympic Snowboarder Zoe Kalapos for Subaru's "Meet An Owner" series.

Photo Editor: National Geographic Magazine, Departments: February 2016 to December 2016 issues.

Researched, edited, licensed, and published images for "Front-of-Book" stories for the National Geographic Magazine.

Participant: Missouri Photo Workshop 68.

Identified, developed, photographed, edited, and published a photographic story within 5 days and a 400 frame limit during the renown Missouri Photo Workshop’s 68th year inCuba, Missouri.

Photographer: We Are Family, Bittersweet Monthly, May 2016.

Photographed a typical morning in the role of a We Are Family food delivery volunteer. We Are Family is a D.C. organization that provides for the elderly.

Videographer: "Experience the Tranquility of Central Park", National Geographic Magazine, March 2016.

Captured video of scenes in and around Central Park in New York City to accompany the digital version of the Magazine's story coverage of urban parks around the globe.

Writer/Editor: ‘Photo Camp Sarajevo Inspires a Generation That’s Moving Past War,’ National Geographic PROOF, July 2015.

Wrote, photo edited, and published a report and photo-compilation of National Geographic’s Photo Camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which I co-lead in Sarajevo.

Videographer/Multimedia Producer: ‘Taking Back Detroit,’ National Geographic Magazine, May 2015.

Established contacts, arranged field schedules, conducted interviews, captured footage, produced final edit and managed workflow with digital production teams. Placed 3rd for 'Best Multimedia Package' in The White House News Photographer’s Association’s 2016 Eyes Of History: Multimedia Contest.

Writer/Editor: ‘Post-Its & Praise: A Photographer’s Ode to His Unsung Hero,’ National Geographic PROOF, May 2015.

Wrote, photo edited, and published a portfolio retrospective and personal reflection of my earliest photojournalistic influence, photographer Norman Mauskopf.

Writer/Photographer: ‘Snapshots: Recovering From a Photographic Fumble,’ National Geographic PROOF, October 2014.

Wrote, photo edited, and published a reflection on my documentary assignment to a Democratic Republic of Congo orphanage, featuring original photography.

Photo Editor: ‘Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World,’ National Geographic Daily News, July 2014.

Researched, edited, licensed, and published a gallery for National Geographic Daily News.

Producer: ‘Carnivore’s Dilemma,’ National Geographic Magazine, November 2014.

Researched story, determined editorial leads, established contacts, arranged schedules, and gained access to sensitive locations. The photographer’s work was named winner of the Magazine/Editorial category of the 2015 “PDN” Photo Annual.



Project Management

Store Name
Street Address

Producer / Editor

Store Name
Street Address
City, State, Postal Code


Store Name
Street Address