J E S S I C A  F U R T A D O

W R I T E R   &   P H O T O G R A P H E R



A Portrait Project to close the distance

 Firsthand seeks to bring humanity and connection to social distancing by capturing each participant’s unique experience of the current moment. Jessica worked as Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard in the heart of downtown Haverhill to bring this project to life, capturing the city's architecture and community as the backdrop to each portrait.

The final exhibition of Firsthand was held at

The Switchboard in August 2020.

Jessica hopes to resume the project in 2021, continuing to capture the ongoing stories of resilience and hope during these trying times.

Please visit The Switchboard’s website to learn about the gallery, or email JessFurtadoPhoto@gmail.com with questions.




Jessica Furtado is a writer, photographer, & owner of All You Need is Pug. Her whimsical pet fashions have been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, InTouch Magazine, and others. All You Need is Pug was named an Etsy Featured Seller in 2015.


Jessica's visual art has appeared in PANK, Pretty Owl Poetry & elsewhere. Her writing can be found in apt, Rogue Agent, & Stirring, among others. Her debut poetry chapbook A Kiss for the Misbehaved is forthcoming from BatCat Press.


Jessica is the eye behind JJ Lynne Photography. She specializes in portraiture, as well as Artist Sessions, where she works with writers, musicians, and other artists to catch them in action.


In addition to her artistic pursuits, Jessica is a children's librarian who creates engaging, educational literacy programs for children and their families.

She lives in Massachusetts.





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Recent Publications:

May 2020 - "Adella and the Concrete Garden" appears in VIDA Review

March 2020 - "Self-Portrait as Owl" appears in Rogue Agent

February 2020 - "Route 114" appears in the print anthology Neighbors from Crack the Spine

January 2020 - "The Harmonica Plays Sleeping Beauty " & "Ghost Disco" featured in Stirring;

Collages "Bring Me Back Her Heart" & "Safe" featured in Pretty Owl Poetry

October 2019 - "A Great Hunter" & "All Alone in Wonder" appear in Pretty Owl Poetry, along with POPcraft Tarot Prompt: "Life's Pyramid"

Fall 2019 - "Medusa Phase" & "She" appear in From the Ashes: The Womxn Anthology, a print anthology  from Animal Heart Press

"Dramatic Exit" appears in Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag

Summer 2019 - "Candy Apples" & "Therapy Animal" appear in Ink&Nebula

July 2019"A Mouth, Full" appears in Rogue Agent

Published Works:

"The Twin Bed" - apt

"Conjoined" - Drunk Monkeys

"Feeding the Wolves" - Drunk Monkeys

"La Castiglione" - Drunk Monkeys

"Night Swim" - Drunk Monkeys

"Swim Practice" - Drunk Monkeys

"The Sister Shell" - Rust + Moth

"Communicating with Crows" - Spry Literary Journal

"Cul-de-sacs" - Stirring

"Flesh Cave" - Stirring

"One for the Boys" - Stirring

"One of These Days" - Stirring

"Vacancy" - Treehouse Magazine

Additional poems can be found in The Common Ground Review, Meat for Tea, Mock Orange Magazine, A Narrow Fellow, & The Sundress Publications anthology Not Somewhere Else But Here.


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Jessica is a Massachusetts based photographer who specializes in capturing families & fellow artists. Visit her photography website to browse her portfolio and make an investment in your personal history.

Jessica is the owner and designer behind the popular pet clothing line All You Need is Pug. Visit her shop to find cozy fashions for your furry family members & kitschy gifts for your favorite pet lovers.


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