Jared Soares lives and works in Washington, D.C., splitting his time between commissions and producing personal work. His projects explore the intersection of community and identity in contemporary American life. When not making photographs, he can be found playing with his pet terrier, making a mind-blowing mixtape, or hiking on the Glover-Archbold Trail.
In 2013 he was nominated for PDN 30 and the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. The National Press Photographers Association and the Puffin Foundation awarded him grants to begin work on a project about disappearing mining communities in Western Pennsylvania in 2012.
Jared’s work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows at venues including, Museo d’art Contemporena Roma, The O. Winston Link Museum, Longwood Arts Gallery and during Look3 Festival of the Photograph at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. His artist books and prints are held in the permanent collections of the Sloane Art Library at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Taubman Museum of Art, and The Indie Photobook Library among others.