Bonnie Jo Mount

Bonnie Jo Mount is a staff photojournalist for The Washington Post. She joined the Post as the Picture Editor in 2008. Bonnie Jo has lived in a variety of places, working as an editor, educator and photojournalist. Previous positions include: assistant professor at Hampton University (VA); deputy managing editor for visuals and interactive media at The News & Observer (NC); director of photography at The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO); photography editor at The Jackson Hole Guide (WY); and photojournalist on the staffs of The Burlington Free Press (VT), The Knoxville News-Sentinel and The Tamp
Latest from Bonnie Jo Mount

    Biden defeats Trump: What I learned | How to be a journalist

    Washington Post journalists reveal what they learned covering the 2020 presidential campaign, and preview what to watch for in 2021

    December 22, 2020

      From impeachment to Iowa: Inside Klobuchar’s cross-country campaign

      Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with three of her colleagues, is trying to do something no one in history has tried: running for president in the final days before voting begins in the Democratic primary, and serving as a juror in President Trump's impeachment trial at the same time.

      January 31, 2020

      As wildfires hit Australia, ocean warming from climate change endangers Tasmania

      Tasmanian Aboriginals faced genocide, and now extreme climate change is threatening what’s left of their culture.

      December 27, 2019

      Photographing Americans seeking refuge from a rapidly changing environment

      Washington Post Photographer Bonnie Jo Mount documents climate refugees in Newtok, Alaska.

      December 26, 2019

      Alaska climate change: Facing catastrophe, this town can’t quit Big Oil

      In Alaska, a new oil boom is on the horizon even as climate change arrives and greenhouse gas emissions climb.

      December 13, 2019

      Lives adrift in a rapidly warming world: A photographic portrait

      Climate change may seem like a distant danger to many, but around the globe, people are seeing its full, transformative impact. From Alaska to Angola, Qatar to Colorado and more, Post photographers share their stories of a growing crisis.

      December 2, 2019

      The ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.

      Shrinking ice, rising sea levels and fierce storms are damaging the Magdalen Islands. Residents are trying to fend off the water in some places, and retreat from it in others.

      October 31, 2019

      How Michael Vick’s dogfighting case changed animal welfare

      Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from quarterback Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation and given the opportunity to be family pets.

      September 18, 2019

        D.C. mayor unveils bill to clear the way for full legalization of marijuana

        D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) introduced May 2 the Safe Cannabis Sales Act of 2019, which would legalize marijuana dispensaries in the city.

        May 3, 2019

        Grand Staircase’s next step?

        Trump shrank the monument’s footprint to allow mining, but there may be few takers.

        January 15, 2019