tearsheets1Jerry Nelson is an independent, freelance editorial, travel and adventure photographer.

Originally from the United Sates, Jerry is currently based in South America, from where he travels extensively, working on assignment and on commission, creating stock images, writing and teaching.


Jerry writes:

“As a travel photographer, my studio is the world outside my door and the only equipment required is a camera and a willingness to look for new perspectives. Lighting comes courtesy of whatever is available; sun, sky, tungsten and neon – travel photographers have access to it all. We are not restricted by subject or location, only by an obligation to record the world we see with honesty and compassion. More than just exotic locations and wild adventures, travel photography is about seeing our surroundings with fresh eyes and childlike enthusiasm.”

Assignments & Commissions

Jerry Nelson works primarily as a freelance photographer, working on assignment. He has been commissioned by dozens of international NGOs, humanitarian and charitable institutions and has completed commissions for organisations as varied as United Vision For Idaho, Service Employees International Union and Argentina Independent.

Stock Photography

Jerry produces stock photographs for Getty, Lonely Planet among others. His vibrant stock collection includes images which have been reproduced in hundreds of newspapers, magazines and books and are regularly featured. His stock images have appeared on everything from postage stamps to magazine covers and billboards.

Photography Tours & Workshops

Jerry is lead photographer with BuenosTours, the largest tour company offering private tours in Argentina, where he teaches photographic theory and practice in the classroom and on location. When at home in Buenos Aires, he also offers private workshops to individuals and small groups, offering photographers the opportunity to spend time with a professional photographer in parts of Buenos Aires rarely seen by visiting tourists.


Jerry contributes travel and photographic articles to several publications and journals, relating his travel experiences and offering technical and career advice to enthusiastic photographers around the world. The thousands of people that follow his travels and journeys on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, his blog and many media clients have come to know the truth behind his tag line:

I See It. I Shoot It. I Live It. Join the Adventure.

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