June Jacobsen received the Master of Photography Degree in 2000 and has operated her portrait studio on Long Island since 1984. She won the Top Portrait Photographer Award for four consecutive years in the Professional Photographers of Greater New York (PPGNY) and has authored several articles for Professional Photographer Magazine and is published by National Geographic and DK Books. She is also a graduate of New York Institute of Photography - 1986 (NYIP).
June won the 2011 National Geographic Expeditions Photo Contest with an image of hikers in the High Arctic on the archipelago of Svalbard, also the habitat of the polar bear. The prize was a $16,000 trip for two to Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor ship.
Her travels have taken her to all seven continents for wildlife adventures, including tracking Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, searching for Orangutans and tracking the elusive and rarely seen Clouded Leopard in the Borneo Rainforest, climbing hills in blizzard conditions on Antarctica to capture penguins and their chicks, and standing yards away from Brown Bears on the coast of Katmai Peninsula, Alaska, to capture her award-winning image, ‘Perfect Brownies’.
June’s books include September in Kenya, Above and Below the Circles: Antarctica, The Portrait, and Retrospective: 60 Years. The books are available for preview on blurb.com.
Recent events include: Guest Artist and teacher for September 2017 at Brooks School, North Andover, MA, and the joint Lehman Gallery Art Show with June’s daughter, Tabitha Robinson, who teaches at Brooks School.
Presentations include: WILDCAT: Big and Small from Around the Globe, Travel and Wildlife Photography from North to South, The Art of Photography, and Digital Camera Basics.