About

ABOUT JENN AND TIM
Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are a husband and wife team based in Minneapolis, MN.

Their work has been described as colorful, genuine, full of life, and respectfully intimate by editors, art directors and curators around the country. They take an authentic approach to their work and specialize in providing images of real people to advertising, corporate and editorial clients. They pride themselves in creating a narrative in every photo they take whether it’s a single image or a series of photos.

Their work has been honored by the Communication Arts Photography Annual and Advertising Annual, American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, Review Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, and many others. Their most recent documentary film won an Emmy.



SELECT AWARDS

    • 2014 American Photography 30 Book Selection
    • 2013 Communication Arts Advertising Annual
    • 2013 PDN Photo Annual
    • 2012-2013 McKnight Fellow
    • 2013 Documentary Photographers Fund
    • 2013 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant Recipient
    • Best of ASMP 2012
    • 2012 PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
    • American Photography 28 Book Selection
    • 2012 Flash Forward
    • 2011 PDN Photo Annual
    • Center Project Competition
    • Magnum Expression Award Finalist
    • International Photojournalism Competition on Human Rights: Honorable Mention
    • Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2010
    • Emmy for Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons.
    • Photolucida’s 2009 Critical Mass Top 50
    • Communication Arts – 2009 Photography Annual (Multimedia Project)
    • Communication Arts – 2009 Photography Annual (Unpublished Project)
    • Webby Awards – Official Honoree for Documentary: Individual Episode
    • New York Photo Awards Nominee, February 2009
    • Pictures of the Year International 2008 – Portrait Series – Award of Excellence
    • Photographers Giving Back Award: 3rd Place – Portrait
    • Pictures of the Year International 2006 – Portait and Sports Feature Awards
    • Best of Photojournalism Awards: 1st Place – Non-Traditional Photojournalism Publishing
    • Best of Photojournalism Awards: 1st Place – Documentary Video, 2nd Place – Feature Multimedia Package
    • Finalist for the Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize

 

 

SELECT CLIENTS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Bon Appetit
  • Esquire
  • Target
  • Fortune
  • ESPN The Magazine
  • TIME
  • Saatchi & Saatchi New York
  • mono
  • Momentum Worldwide
  • Monocle
  • People Magazine
  • Bloomberg Markets
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Money
  • HGTV
  • Food & Wine
  • Time Inc.
  • Mother Jones
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Popular Science
  • Country Living
  • Wired
  • Das Magazine
  • Stern
  • Neon
  • The Fader
  • Nido
  • Tricycle Magazine
  • DIY Network
  • ACLU
  • US News and World Report
  • American Lawyer
  • Education Week
  • AARP Bulletin
  • Minnesota Monthly
  • The Sydney Magazine
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Weather Channel
  • Operation Blessing
  • Human Rights Watch
  • The Guardian
  • Photo District News
  • USA Today
  • Miss Universe Organization
  • NBC
  • Universal Studios
  • Haverty’s
  • MSNBC
  • ABA Journal
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The New York Times
  • Wall To Wall Media
  • Malaria Institute at Macha
  • Smithsonian Magazine