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Jenna Pope is an activist and award-winning freelance photographer living in New York City.
As a born and raised Wisconsinite, she became involved in the Wisconsin Uprising in the Winter of 2011. That was just her first taste of activism, and she has been fighting for social and economic justice ever since. Through her photos, live updates to Facebook and Twitter, and “go big or go home” attitude, she keeps many people updated on important events in places such as Wisconsin, New York City, Washington DC, and Istanbul, Turkey.
Her photos have been featured on two book covers, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces and Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power, on the cover of a Transport Workers Union magazine, on ROAR Magazine, on Dangerous Minds, inside The Progressive Magazine, on The Real News Network, and on other websites and publications.
More about Jenna Pope
I am an activist and crowdfunded freelance photojournalist working to bring the real news to people worldwide via social media.
People should follow me if they want to see inspiring photos of people standing up and fighting for a better world.
Who's your role model on social media?
My role is to document protests and social movements as they're happening so others around the world can feel connected to them.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Yes, I do.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting to share the protests and movements I was witnessing.
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
Jenna uses social media to share photos and information with people around the world - photos that people wouldn't see through the mainstream media. She documents protests and social movements from the eyes of an activist, live tweeting from the events, then utilizing Facebook to share the images she creates.