Black History Month Profiles: Quenell Jones

Quenell Jones

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Quenell Jones of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

In 2019, Quenell Jones was selected as a mentee for the American Society of Cinematographers, a program designed for working professionals with an interest in pursuing a career as a cinematographer. He is the eastern region diversity committee chair and a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) National Inclusion Committee. "With a grandmother a part of the teachers union, I had a visual representation of what it meant to be in a union. Being in IATSE, I am able to transform my life in a positive way." He is a New York-based camera operator and has been a proud ICG member for 18 years.