Jessey Dearing is a Seattle-based cinematographer, director of photography and film editor.
Jessey Dearing is a Seattle-based cinematographer, director of photography and film editor. He regularly contributes to projects and stories for The New York Times and Vice News Tonight, and was a director of photography for National Geographic’s relaunched flagship series “Explorer.” His work has been published by MSNBC, Washington Post, Univision and NPR, among others. He also collaborates with commercial clients such as Amazon and Starbucks to bring a documentary style to their storytelling. He was a lead DP in launching “Upstanders,” a multi-season documentary series produced by Starbucks. He has experience reporting around the globe, filming and producing projects in Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and all over the United States, and specializes in character-driven, intimate storytelling that illuminates broader news stories and issues.
Previously, he lived in New York City and worked as director of photography and film editor for Talking Eyes Media. With Talking Eyes Media he filmed and edited the interactive documentary Bring It to The Table (2013) which premiered at the Montclair Film Festival. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in photojournalism and contributed to award-winning documentary projects Powering a Nation (2010), Being Asheville (2009), and Living Galapagos (2009). He has interned at The Boston Globe, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The Charleston Post & Courier. He also holds an associate’s degree in photography from Randolph Community College.