Jesse Banks III, Former Youth Program Manager

Jesse Banks III is a freelance photographer who was raised in Liberia and currently resides in Providence. Jesse has had many roles at New Urban Arts, starting as a student over ten years ago. He has spent many years as an Artist Mentor, a board member, and then joined the staff as the Studio Manager.   

His photography has been published in many Rhode Island newspapers including Providence Monthly. Jesse studied photography as a student at New Urban Arts with Artist Mentors’ Erik Gould and Kat Ball. Jesse’s work explores personality and spirit  through portraiture. Jesse continues to give back to New Urban Arts positive experiences that were given to him as a student. He is continuing to explore his creative voice and practice both within and outside of photography.