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Megan J.

Dayton, OH, USA

$300 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

  • Event Photographer

  • Landscape Photographer



  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • Drone

About Megan

Megan Jelinger is an American Photojournalist from Ohio. She quickly found her passion for visual storytelling in 2016, as she had the opportunity to document social issues in Middle America and American politics. This led her to spend time in the occupied West Bank; furthering her career internationally by documenting conflict, breaking news, and in-depth narratives. Megan has been published by a list of outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Bloomberg, and CNN. Currently, she resides in Dayton, Ohio continuing to document in-depth stories and breaking news for several international outlets.

Top Projects

  • America’s Losing Battle against Diabetes.

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Long before the pandemic, Kate Herrin was among the millions of Americans struggling to control their diabetes. Then COVID-19 hit. Herrin – poor and living alone – rarely left her apartment, ordering fast-food delivery instead of risking the grocery store. She stopped going in for regular lab tests. She had a harder time than ever securing medical supplies. Her health deteriorated further. On Dec. 15, Herrin and Elicia Heaston, her best friend, were swapping messages on Facebook midday when Herrin abruptly dropped off the conversation. Heaston called Herrin’s phone and got no answer. When a few more hours passed without any word, Heaston and her husband drove from their home in rural West Alexandria, Ohio, to Herrin’s apartment nearby and pounded on the door. No lights were on, but they could hear the television. Heaston called 911. When firefighters arrived, they found the 42-year-old dead on the bathroom floor. Herrin’s rescue dogs, Honey and Sugar, were lying quietly next to her. The coroner attributed the heart attack that killed Herrin to complications of type 2 diabetes.

  • Fat Babes Club

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Founders Elizabeth, Jae, Hannah and Krystal organized a pool party in Columbus, Ohio to create a space for marginalized bodies and to celebrate body positivity.

  • 51 Lives Lost

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    51 lost lives: A portrait of the pandemic’s tragic toll in America’s nursing homes is part of an ongoing series of stories documenting the devastating toll of covid-19 in America’s nursing homes.

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Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer

Megan's Clients

  • Thomson Reuters

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