Jo Ann Santangelo is a visual storyteller based in Austin, TX, who specializes in long-term, in-depth documentary projects. She explores issues of discrimination, sexual identity and marginalized communities. 

Jo Ann attended the International Center of Photography’s documentary photography and photojournalism program. There, she was awarded The New York Times Foundation Scholarship and interned with her mentor, photojournalist Eugene Richards. 

From 2006- 2008 Jo Ann was a pedicab driving photographer, she was the subject of a Things that Click, short documentary film by two UT documentary film students.

Portrait by Sahara Borja,  Brooklyn, 2009  

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