Alum Jessica Christian Discusses Her Photojournalism Origins

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

STORIED SF -- In part 1, San Francisco Chronicle photographer Jessica Christian shared the stories of two homeless men that had two very different endings.

In this episode, Jessica takes us through the early days of her career as a photojournalist, through protests, riots, and eventually the funeral of Stephon Clark. By her count, since 2013, she has had seven full days when she didn’t have a job or internship.

“When I was a student, I interned at the Chronicle, and that was the best experience for me, learning the field,” she says. “I love SF State. Shout out to the Journalism program. They were amazing getting our feet on the ground early. But I feel like I learned a lot more just being at a paper at a young age,” she says.