J.R. Blackwell

J.R. Blackwell is the managing editor for Philadelphia Weekly. She has worked in communications for the nonprofit sector, as an adjunct professor at a community college, and as a photojournalist. She has photographed protests, authors, food, dancers, fires, opera, politicians, drag queens, and festivals. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and on book covers.

J.R. holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.