Curriculum Vitae

Brief Biography

Born in Alaska, 1984.
Lives and studies in Los Angeles.

Selected Quotations

“Your photos are beautiful. And so are you.” — Rosie O’Donnell, Actress & Comedian

“The series of photos by Corporal Jayel Aheram made a strong point.” — Yoko Ono Lennon, Artist & Peace Activist

“Jayel’s images bring us closer to the action, giving it life, giving it emotion. And beauty.” — Laurent Gloaguen, French Journalist

“A brilliant photographer… he is inventive, he is creative… and he has a purpose in this world.” — Sam Harris, Actor & Singer

“Aheram’s photographs, like deserts themselves, depict scenes of beauty and desolation. ‘The Harsh Desert’ goes beyond the theater of war to reveal an Iraq few Americans have seen.” — The Desert Sun, 29 February 2008

“’The Harsh Desert’ is a collection of Aheram’s thought-provoking images…” — The Desert Sun, 5 March 2010

“Jayel Aheram has produced a compelling and thought-provoking collections of images…” — IncredibleArtist.Com

Exhibitions

2011

  1. In Martial Hues & Woven Faces, November – December 2011, Two-Person Exhibition, Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts, Palm Desert, California
  2. In Martial Hues, May – July 2011, Individual Exhibition, Palm Desert Community Gallery, Palm Desert, California

2010

  1. The Harsh Desert, March – April 2010, Individual Exhibition, Starbucks Coffee, Palm Springs, California
  2. IncredibleArtist.Com Grand Opening, February 2010, Group Exhibition, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Cathedral City, California

2009

  1. Crystal Fantasy Grand Opening, June 2009, Group Exhibition, Crystal Fantasy Enlightenment Center, Palm Springs, California
  2. Incredible Acura Art Event, June – July 2009, Group Exhibition by IncredibleArtist.Com, Acura of the Desert, Cathedral City, California
  3. Jayel Aheram and Vernon Finney, May 2009, Two-Person Show, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Palm Springs, California
  4. Return to the Harsh Desert, April 2009, Individual Exhibition, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Palm Springs, California
  5. 99 Bucks Art, April – May 2009, Group Exhibition by the Palm Springs Art Museum, Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs, California
  6. Kisses for Valentine’s Day, February 2009, Two-Person Show, Palm Springs, California

2008

  1. The Harsh Desert, October – November 2008, Individual Exhibition, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Palm Springs, California
  2. Art4aCure, September 2008, Group Exhibition, Premiere Oncology Foundation, Santa Monica, California
  3. Art4aCure, July 2008, Group Exhibition, Premiere Oncology Foundation, Santa Monica, California
  4. Incredible Photographers, Group Exhibition, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Palm Springs, California
  5. The Harsh Desert, February – March 2008, Individual Exhibition, IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Palm Springs, California

Collections and Displays

  1. Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs, Displayed, Palm Springs, California
  2. IncredibleArtist.Com Gallery, Permanent Display, Cathedral City, California
  3. Clark Elliot Concepts, Displayed, Palm Springs, California
  4. Premiere Oncology Foundation, Displayed, Santa Monica, California
  5. Hotel Zoso, Displayed, Palm Springs, California
  6. Acura of the Desert, Displayed, Cathedral City, California
  7. Starbucks Coffee, Displayed, Palm Desert, California
  8. Starbucks Coffee, Displayed, Palm Springs, California

Publications

2011

  1. Nature, October 2011, London, United Kingdom, art for article, “A farewell to arms” by Martin Daly

2010

  1. Poets & Writers, March/April 2010, New York City, New York, art for article, “New Poets for Peace” by Shell Fischer
  2. The Desert Sun, 5 March 2010, Palm Springs, California, featured, “Hot Picks: Things to do around the valley” by Michael Felci
  3. The Desert Sun, 5 March 2010, Palm Springs, California, mentioned, “Gallery supports artists, charities” by Kate McGinty
  4. Change.org, 1 March 2010, San Francisco, California, art for article, “In the Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Governments Ignore Drug Users” by Te-Ping Chen
  5. Rosie.com, 11 February 2010, Nyack, New York, featured, “February 11th Show” by Rosie O’Donnell
  6. The Palm Beach Post, 10 February 2010, West Palm Beach, Florida, art for article, “Hot Topic: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
  7. Brave New Traveler, 1 February 2010, art for article, “The History of Howard Zinn: Is the Urge to Kill Just a Part of Human Nature?” by Christine Garvin

2009

  1. Vedamagazin, 11 December 2009, Bad Homburg v.d.H, Germany, art for article, “Friedensratschlag kritisiert Auszeichung für Kriegspräsidenten” by Andreas Freier
  2. People’s World, 2 December 2009, Chicago, Illinois, art for article, “Jobs, not bombs” by the People’s World Editorial Board
  3. Pixeltown, 1 December 2009, KCET Local, Los Angeles, California, “Angelinos Honored World AIDS Day” by Laura Swanson
  4. The New Yorker, 28 November 2009, New York City, New York, art for homepage and article, “Ownership” by Roger Angell
  5. Philippine Online Chronicles, 25 November 2009, Manila, Philippines, art for article, “Ties, Lies and Deceit” by Amihan Euza Mabalay
  6. Public Radio International, 13 November 2009, Minneapolis, Minnesota, art for article, “China’s secret detention centers”
  7. Phyllist, 30 October 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, art for article, “See Ya Sundee” by Andrew Johnston
  8. Phyllist, 23 October 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, art for article, “See Ya Sundee” by Andrew Johnston
  9. The Consumerist, 19 October 2009, Yonkers, New York, art for article, “What Are Some Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas?” by Chris Walters
  10. Monterey Institute for International Studies, 16 September 2009, Middleburg College, Monterey, California, art for article, “Be the Solution: Conflict Resolution”
  11. BoingBoing, 15 August 2009, art for article, “Zombie apocalypse: the math geek edition” by Cory Doctorow
  12. Gold Coast Mail, 8 August 2009, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, art for article, “Jets take off in hunt for finals” by Bon Anthony
  13. Journal d’1 Révoltant Despotisme Français, 1 August 2009, France, art for article, “La France ne veut plus payer pour ses touristes en zone de guerre” by JRDF
  14. 80beats, 30 July 2009, Discover Magazine Blogs, New York City, New York, art for article, “Is the Fertile Crescent Turning Into a Dust Bowl?” by Eliza Strickland
  15. The Nut Graph, 22 July 2009, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, art for article, “Suicide attacks solve nothing” by Azril Mohd Amin
  16. Ecologia Blog, 17 July 2009, Spain, art for article, “El río Eufrates se está secando”
  17. Utne Reader, 10 July 2009, Topeka, Kansas, art for article, “War is Not Inevitable” by Bennett Gordon
  18. The Desert Sun, 21 June 2009, Palm Springs, California, mentioned, “Across the valley: News from every city” by Will Dean
  19. Ameba News, 15 May 2009, Tokyo, Japan, art for article, “改めて確認したい、女性への電話の掛け方” by Lifehacker
  20. Science of Virtues: A Project of the University of Chicago, 13 May 2009, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, art for article, “The Moral Debate About Torture”
  21. Gold Coast Mail, 13 May 2009, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, art for article, “Lacey brothers given jail sentences” by David Barbeler
  22. The Desert Sun, 9 May 2009, Palm Springs, California, mentioned, “Across the valley: News from every city” by Nicole Whitenight
  23. Spreeblick, 8 May 2009, Berlin, Germany, art for article, “Lieberman und die Zukunft in Nahost” by Frédéric Valin
  24. The Palestine Telegraph, 8 April 2009, Gaza, Palestine, art for article, “Giving Peace a Chance” by Eileen Fleming
  25. TALK Magazine, 7 April 2009, Palm Springs, California, featured, Issue 172
  26. NRC Handelsblad, 17 March 2009, Rotterdam, Netherlands, art for article, “Gratis masterclass copyright in het digitale tijdperk” by Marie-José Klaver
  27. The Tech Herald, 16 March 2009, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, art for article, “Iraq: USAID promotes water management for farmers” by Rich Bowden
  28. Art Business News, March 2009, Cleveland, Ohio, featured, “Picture Gallery”
  29. IDRC.org, February 2009, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, art for article, “Swords into ploughshares: IDRC supports a new kind of peace process” by Gerd Schönwälder
  30. BallotVox, 20 January 2009, Cambridge, Massachusetts, featured, “US Marine Reacts to Obama’s Inaugural Address” by Katherine Bidwell

2008

  1. The Nut Graph, 23 December 2008, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, art for article, “Peace” by Andrew Khoo
  2. Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas, 15 December 2008, Madrid, Spain, art for article, “El ‘Índice de Guerra sucia’: un nuevo instrumento para cualificar los resultados de las guerras prohibidas o no deseadas“
  3. BallotVox, 4 December 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts, featured, “Kisses For Obama” by Katherine Bidwell
  4. Discoblog, 18 November 2008, Discover Magazine Blogs, New York City, New York, art for article, “Do Women Prefer a Scarred Face? Yes, But Not for Long.” by Nina Bai
  5. Desert Entertainer, 29 October 2008, Palm Springs, California, featured, “Jayel Aheram and his ‘Harsh Desert’ on exhibit”
  6. Palm Springs Sun, 24 October 2008, Palm Springs, California, reviews, “Things You Need to Know About: ‘The Harsh Desert’ returns”
  7. Phyllist, 5 September 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, art for article, “See Ya Sundee” by Andrew Johnston
  8. TOMORROW Das Internet-Magazin, September 2008, Offenburg, Germany, featured, “Ein bisschen Frieden” by Von Yasmina Foudhali
  9. FRIDE.org, 7 July 2008, Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior, Madrid, Spain, art for article, “Legalidad y legitimidad en el uso de la fuerza” by Natalia Alvarez Molinero
  10. ReadWriteWeb, 7 July 2008, art for article, “Mixed Messages in the Blogging Landscape” by Richard MacManus
  11. Matador Pulse, 25 May 2008, art for article, “The (Fine) Art of War” by Julie Schwietert
  12. Mon Sondage, 22 May 2008, Paris, France, art for article, “20% des TPE prévoient d’embaucher dans les 6 mois”
  13. The Huffington Post, 9 May 2008, mentioned, “Peace of My Heart (Where is the Protest Music of Today?” by Sam Harris
  14. DAMIBLOG, 8 April 2008, Paris, France, featured, “Au détour d’un compte Flickr: l’Irak et un photographe” by Damien Roué
  15. Berkman Center for Internet and Society, 7 April 2008, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, mentioned, “PRX’s BallotVox and Campaign Audio: delivering the best in citizen coverage“
  16. Miscellanées, 6 April 2008, Montreal, Canada, featured, “Lance Corporal Jayel Aheram” by Laurent Gloaguen
  17. BallotVox, 20 March 2008, Cambridge, Massachusetts, featured, “Five Years Old: Part I” by Katherine Bidwell
  18. Palm Springs Sun, 7 March 2008, Palm Springs, California, “Marine’s photos strike chord”, interview by Katie Ruark
  19. The Desert Sun, 3 March 2008, Palm Springs, California, mentioned, “Across the valley: News from every city” by Stephanie Frith
  20. Vision Magazine Catalyst for Conscious Living, March 2008, cover art: “War and Peace” (2006)
  21. The Desert Sun, 29 February 2008, Palm Springs, California, reviews, “Hot Picks: The Harsh Desert” by Deborah Dearth, Summer Lewison, and Robert Schofield
  22. The Desert Sun, 23 February 2008, Palm Springs, California, reviews, “Photos: War is Harsh” by Maggie Downs
  23. The Desert Sun, 16 February 2008, Palm Springs, California, mentioned, “Go online to find stores, galleries” by Lea Goodsell
  24. A nosa Terra, 1 February 2008, Madrid, Spain, featured, “A guerra de Iraq fotografada por un soldado“
  25. IMPACT Asian Magazine for Human Transformation, January 2008, Manila, Philippines, pg.16–17, art for article, “The Politics of World Peace” by Lope C. Robredillo, SThD

2007

  1. The Atlantic Voices, 20 December 2007, art for article, “Why Not Ron Paul?” by Matthew Yglesias
  2. Polityka En Passant, 16 December 2007, Warsaw, Poland, art for article, “Trąbka i skalpel” by Daniel Passenta
  3. Guerra y Paz, 15 May 2007, Madrid, Spain, featured, “Los soldados se quedan sin MySpace” by Mokhtar Atitar de la Fuente
  4. Rosie.com, 23 March 2007, Nyack, New York, featured, “Jayel Aheram” by Rosie O’Donnell
  5. Gli Errori dell’Impero Americano, 2007, book by Warren I. Cohen, cover art: “War and Peace” (2006)

2006

  1. Guerra y Paz, 23 December 2006, Madrid, Spain, featured, “Estampas navideñas” by Mokhtar Atitar de la Fuente

Media

2010

  1. Inspired Disorder Podcast, InspiredDisorder.com, guest host with Ray Taylor and Derek Helmer
  2. Eye on the Desert, KPSP Local 2, featured in segment by Scott Hennessee
  3. This Morning, KPSP Local 2, interview by KPSP Local 2 Morning News
  4. Bill Feingold Unleashed, KNEWS FM 94.3, interview by Bill Feingold
  5. Rosie Radio, SIRIUS XM, interview by comedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell

2009

  1. my Desert, my Life, The Desert Sun, video interview by Marilyn Chung

2008

  1. War on War Contest, part of a panel of celebrity judges for a music video contest of Sam Harris’ song “War on War”
  2. KMIR 6 News, KMIR 6, “The Harsh Desert” exhibition featured
  3. Eye on the Desert, KPSP Local 2, interview by Patrick Evans
  4. Friend Friday, SamTube.Com, interview by singer, actor, and song-writer Sam Harris
  5. Stop What You’re Doing, music video by The Abuffos featuring “War and Peace” (2006) by Jayel Aheram with music by The Abuffos
  6. Happy Birthday, Baby, music video by Chick P&G featuring photography by Jayel Aheram with music by Chick P&G
  7. Imagine/The Voice, music video by Sam Harris featuring photography by Jayel Aheram with music by Sam Harris

2007

  1. Jayel Aheram, music video by Rosie O’Donnell featuring photography by Jayel Aheram with music by Robert Downey, Jr.

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