Highlighting the diversity of culture and the harmony of humanity, Jake Lyell’s work brings into focus the lives of underrepresented individuals from around our world.
Since receiving a BFA in Still Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003, Jake has filmed and photographed in over sixty different countries for humanitarian organizations, editorial publications, and corporations making an impact in the developing world. As advocacy tools, his videos have been instrumental in bringing emergency services to survivors of sexual violence in the DR Congo (CARE-European Union), in streamlining and enhancing the Government of Malawi’s policies on HIV/AIDS (CRS-USAID), and in helping to bring urgent relief to earthquake-struck Nepal (ChildFund – Caritas), to name a few.
Jake is skilled as an artistic visual storyteller, whether working on assignment as an individual or alongside members of his network of skilled creative professionals. His services include concept to creation video production, 360/VR video, aerial imaging, and still photography.
As a citizen of the world, Jake has lived for much of his career outside his native USA. With more than seven years’ experience living in Uganda and Tanzania, he has extensive knowledge of international development programs and issues. In 2012 he obtained Apple Pro certification in Final Cut X video editing from a Bollywood Studio in Mumbai. He speaks proficient Swahili and has basic understanding and communication abilities in French and Spanish. Today he lives with his wife and their two children in Richmond, VA, near Washington, DC. Get in touch at email@example.com.