Marika Campbell-Blue

    Marika Campbell-Blue
    Marika Campbell-Blue

    2021–22 jGirls+ Magazine Photographer
    2020–21 jGirls+ Magazine Photographer
    2019–20 jGirls+ Magazine Photographer

    My name is Marika Campbell-Blue, and I’m a member of the class of 2022. I live in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. I recently completed a program at the School of The New York Times on photojournalism, where I learned all about what it takes to make a great image. My interests include writing, advocacy, and policy. I am currently learning American Sign Language at school and at Gallaudet University. Most of the time you can find me hanging out with my friends, at swim practice, or working on my video editing skills. 

    Works by Marika

    Losing RBG and the lost mourning by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Losing RBG and the Lost Mourning

    "If only we could be lucky enough to rest, to grieve, to sit shiva."
    Marika Campbell-Blue


    A photograph that captures what's important: maintaining hope and facing towards the light.

    Marika's Photographs are Featured in

    Marika Campbell-Blue

    Without Earth, There is No Rain

    Photographers submit their photos to represent the earth and all its splendor in honor of Tu B'shvat.
    Identity: The Holocaust Through The Eyes of Eva Heyman by Katie Krawcheck - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Identity: The Holocaust Through The Eyes of Eva Heyman

    “I never truly believed that a person could be identified by a single aspect.”
    Down the Rabbit Hole of My Disability by Ilana Drake - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Down the Rabbit Hole of My Disability

    “I’ve tried to climb up on my own; my knees are bleeding and my body aches from the effort.”
    My Top Jewish Musical Theater Recommendations By Ilana Cohen - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    My Top Jewish Musical Theater Recommendations

    “My Jewish identity emerged through song and dance.”
    Our D-Day by Joelle Reiter - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Our D-Day

    "I wonder/Is this America?"
    The Honeysuckle Bush Growing Next to Our Old Bus Stop by Sasha Tucker - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    The Honeysuckle Bush Growing Next to Our Old Bus Stop

    “The honeysuckle bush growing next to our old bus stop was the highlight of the spring.”
    Defending Israel by Dina Barrish - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    Defending Israel

    “On ​Yom HaZikaron, the siren commemorates Israeli fallen heroes.”
    Spring by Reyna Perelis - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue


    Nature has the power to rejuvenate even the coldest, harshest feelings and mend the wear and tear we accumulate over the bleak winter months.
    A Missed Connection by Adina Solomon - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    A Missed Connection

    “Finally, Finally, I arrive: A holy golden wall with growing weeds and notes crammed into crevices.”
    64 Argyle Road By Orly Berkowitz-Henkin - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    64 Argyle Road

    “Sally, he spoke softly in the kitchen, because the kids were watching television in the next room and he didn’t want them to see him struggle to stand.”
    60 Seconds by Alexandra Cohen - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

    60 Seconds

    “the pillowy clouds/Have turned to stone.”
    Grounded by Lila Ressler - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue


    “I am Grounded in my identity”