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Gideon Jacobs

Gideon Jacobs grew up a professional actor in New York City but turned his attention to photography as an adult. He spent 2011-2015 working at Magnum Photos, where he was eventually named Creative Director, but left that position to write full time. Since then, he has contributed to The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, BOMB, BuzzFeed, VICE, and others. He also periodically executes projects such as #InstaRoadTrip2016, a month-long "fake road trip" taken entirely on Instagram, and Landing Pages, a literary performance piece at LGA Airport, commissioned by the Port Authority and QCA. He lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.