Jon Norris is a photojournalist/fashion photographer born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Through a mix of environmental portraits and street photography, Jon's photos are part of an ongoing project to document the universal human experience of diverse individuals in different cultures around the world. 

The unparalleled beauty of human pathos shows in the people's faces, hands, the clothes that they wear, and their bodies. Like the weathered carvings of rivers against canyons, our lives can be tough and wearing. To be able to portray the human condition through the medium of photography has been a gift from the people of the countries where I have been welcomed. To quote Stephen DuPont, “Photos are given, not taken”.


Jon worked as first assistant to Vogue Thailand and U.S. Correspondent to GQ Thailand, Mitchell Nguyen Mccormack. While assisting Mr. Mccormack, Jon also photographed celebrities and top models for DestinAsia Media Group. To this day, he remains great friends with Mitchell Mccormack..

Now 23, Jon spends his time traveling between his hometown and working overseas where he is currently self-producing, photographing, and creating personal projects close to his heart.

Jon's work has been featured by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Entrepreneur Magazine, Lecia Cameras, Destin Asia Media Group, AFI Film Festival, Vulkan Magazine, & Bethesda Magazine. 

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