Jean-Philippe "J.P." Dobrin is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. For over a decade, he has specialized in human interest stories for non-profit, advertising and editorial outlets. His work has been published by the New York Times, Time Magazine, KQED and the International Rescue Committee. He has worked in India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, South America and around the United States to capture visuals of everyday life.
He became passionate for documentary work while completing his BFA in photography at the Academy of Art San Francisco. He went on to learn documentary film at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
J.P. believes the camera is his passport into underexposed nooks of society- from the bedside of an aging New Yorker struggling with Alzheimer’s to the mustard greens field of a farmer in India, being on the pulse of life is what motivates his work. J.P.’s approach has allowed him to step into sensitive situations, allowing him to make lasting connections with his subjects and create intimate and personal work. he's currently based in Oakland, in the San Francisco bay area, California.
Clients and Accolades
New York Times
International Rescue Committee
PDN (Photo Distrct News) magazine
San Francisco Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly
UCSF Medical Center
Eddie Adams Class of XXVI