Jason Alpert-Wisnia is currently a high school student and photographer within his school community. He takes pictures at school for teams and social events and writes an entertainment column for its paper, The Newtonite, and for the yearbook, the Newtonian. Based out of Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, Jason has been taking photographs since he was just twelve years old, an artistic passion that has grown into a full-fledged lifestyle and somewhat of a profession. He is an active street photographer throughout Boston and across the Commonwealth, whether in big cities or small towns, capturing images of the people, places, and views that best evoke something from within himself. With each photograph he takes, Jason intends for it to evoke something in those who view it — so that his work will mean something different for each of them. Since beginning down the photo-journalistic path in 2016, he has documented the Resist Marxism march on the Boston Common and the front-lines of Boston's March for Our Lives and its later 50 Miles More offshoot. In the summer of 2018, he documented his cross-country journey across the United States with like-minded teens for five weeks, meeting with organizations, leaders, and historical figures on both sides of every issue and every American conflict you could think of.
His work has been used in a local start-up company's AR tours, recently bought out by Sony, and many of his photographs are utilized by the Global Routes program in promotional material from his 2017 summer service project in Costa Rica. Four of his photos were recognized in the 2017-18 Massachusetts Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. One of his photographs was selected by Drexel University’s Westphal School to be displayed as a part of their 2018-19 high school photography contest for a month. His photographs high school sports at Newton North have been used by the Boston Globe during tournaments.
He is currently going to school in Israel with the Kivunim, with his camera in hand, before he attends NYU’s Tisch school in Fall 2020.
When Jason is not wielding his camera, he is an avid writer of both poetry and short-fiction and an avid reader, listener, and viewer of an almost unhealthy amount of content.