Jayme Gershen is a photographer and Emmy award-winning filmmaker based in Miami, FL. Her work uses universal experiences to shed an often humorous, and surprisingly relatable light on issues that at first glance seem unfamiliar. As a photographer, Gershen’s work begins as a documentary practice which she then interprets through self-portraiture, playing on the surreal experiences that she has had both as a journalist and traveler. As a filmmaker, Gershen premiered her short film, Six Degrees of Immigration, at the 2019 Miami International Film Festival, winning the Knight Foundation’s Made in MIA Best Short Award. The film found a home on New York Times OpDocs and PBS where it won a 2019 Emmy. She is currently wrapping up her first feature documentary film, Birthright, which explores what it means to be a hyphenated American through the eyes of Miami’s own Cuban-American electro-funk sweethearts, Afrobeta.