Jessica Yatrofsky (born June 18, 1981) is an American artist, photographer and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of the photography blog, I Heart Boy, and has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, Humble Arts, Nylon Magazine and Vogue Runway. Yatrofsky’s photographic work is part of the permanent collection with the Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. Her first photography monograph, I Heart Boy, was published in 2010 by Powerhouse Books. In 2015, Yatrofsky published her follow-up monograph, I Heart Girl. In 2016 Yatrofsky appeared in Interview Magazine’s cover story “The Activist Issue.” Her debut collection of poems Pink Privacy was published in 2017.
Yatrofsky was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, the youngest of two daughters. She studied Fine Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2002–2006 and later received her masters in photography in 2009 from Parsons the New School for Design. She moved to New York in 2006 where she began photographing both men and women, friends, peers, art models, and other acquaintances. In 2012, “she turned her camera to the women around her, taking portraits of dozens of female friends who in turn suggested more and more women for Yatrofsky to shoot.”