I am a photographer. But before I ever intended to work with a camera, an invisible force pulled me towards libraries. I learned books were safe. No. Books were friends. I was ten. Fast forward thirty years. That gravitational force hasn’t stopped. Books became my subjects. And I am now a Library Collection Photographer Some days I feel I can not only photograph a book, but write one, too. Life has funny ways to make you try different things. In 2016, I became a cancer apprentice. I didn’t write a book about it. Just a blog. I haven’t written only that chapter. There are other writings. Just like I don't photograph only books. There are other photographs. Which reminds me… Once upon a time, my return address was Belo Horizonte. That’s according to the legend. It starts like this: “I was born in Brazil. There was a full moon. It was a Tuesday.”  

— Jennifer Cabral




Jennifer Cabral has been featured in publications and institutions in the U.S. and Brazil. Some participations include:

GROUP EXHIBITIONS Breast Cancer Benefit Show 2018, PRINCETON | Mercer County Photography 2017 | Mercer County Photography 2015 (Honorable Mention) | Extra-Sensorial Perception, NYC | New York Historical Society, NYC | National September 11 Memorial & Museum, NYC | D&R Greenway Land Trust, NJ |  Plainsboro Historical Society Museum, NJ | Arts for Peace Gallery, NYC | Escola Guignard - Universidade Estadual de MG, Brazil | BOOKS Here is New York - Publisher Scala | SOLO EXHIBITIONS Sete Dias Depois - Pontifical Catholic Univesity of Minas Gerais, Brasil | Sections, Gallery "Letras & Expressoes", Rio de Janeiro | CULTURAL PROJECTS Arte Postal - Municipal Law for Cultural Incentive, BH, Brazil | Contaminações - Seminar on Contemporary Art, Workshops and exhibitions, Federal University of Minas Gerais |  AWARDS Revele Belo Horizonte - Photography Honorable Mention, PUC-MG | Short Stories - Honorable mention, Premio Mario de Andrade, PUC-Minas  |  CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS Princeton Packet Publications | American Repertory Ballet Princeton School | SHAC-NJ | Jornal Diario da Tarde | Jornal Estado de Minas | Jornal O Tempo | Jornal Hoje em Dia | Editora Trip | El Pais | Princeton University | ASSOCIATIONS & CERTICATIONS: NPPA-National Press Photographers Association | Phase ONE Certified Professional.


She is curently pursuing a Masters of Information degree at Rutgers School of Communication.