Jordan Salvatoriello

Jordan Salvatoriello

Biography

Jordan Salvatoriello is an award-winning media artist and journalist specializing in social issue documentary video and photography. Her work seeks to illuminate the human condition and ultimately evoke social change through education and entertainment. Jordan earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University in 1999, and has since worked to add a human element to the work of both for- and non-profit organizations.

After earning her M.F.A. in Media Art from Emerson College in May 2012, Jordan’s acclaimed documentary short, Graceland Girls, won the Director’s Guild of America Jury Prize and the Gold Circle Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors. Graceland Girls premiered at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and screened at the Women’s Independent Film Festival in West Hollywood, where she won the “Best of Feminism on Film” award, as well as “Best Cinematography,” “Best Director,” and “Best Editor” in that category. It’s a compelling story about Kenyan girls who struggle against familial, economic and societal pressures to escape early marriage through education, with the hope of helping themselves and their families break the cycle of poverty. Jordan i