Justin Lanier Bio I am a twenty-one-year-old senior in the Photography and Imaging program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, expecting to graduate in May of 2017. 
Having grown up in a comparatively conservative suburb of Chicago, spending the past four years in New York has enabled me to have a civic and cultural awakening. I create photography to enable the awakening of myself and others. When I "take" pictures, I am observing what is around me, so I might understand it later. When I "make" pictures, I am stating my thoughts, or providing a platform from which someone may voice theirs. 
My primary objective is to create social change, to advocate and organize for the making of solutions to the myriad issues our world is facing. Photography provides me an indispensable tool for advocacy, at times very subversively, and at others very directly through documentation of communities and narratives from therein. I have worked with many social justice-minded people and organizations including: Jill Stein for President, Rainforest Action Network, Move to Amend, New York City Community Land Initiative, New York City Administration for Children's Services, Caroline Woolard, and Partners for Our Communities
Justin Lanier Bio I am a twenty-one-year-old senior in the Photography and Imaging program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, expecting to graduate in May of 2017. 
Having grown up in a comparatively conservative suburb of Chicago, spending the past four years in New York has enabled me to have a civic and cultural awakening. I create photography to enable the awakening of myself and others. When I "take" pictures, I am observing what is around me, so I might understand it later. When I "make" pictures, I am stating my thoughts, or providing a platform from which someone may voice theirs. 
My primary objective is to create social change, to advocate and organize for the making of solutions to the myriad issues our world is facing. Photography provides me an indispensable tool for advocacy, at times very subversively, and at others very directly through documentation of communities and narratives from therein. I have worked with many social justice-minded people and organizations including: Jill Stein for President, Rainforest Action Network, Move to Amend, New York City Community Land Initiative, New York City Administration for Children's Services, Caroline Woolard, and Partners for Our Communities
Justin Lanier Bio I am a twenty-one-year-old senior in the Photography and Imaging program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, expecting to graduate in May of 2017. 
Having grown up in a comparatively conservative suburb of Chicago, spending the past four years in New York has enabled me to have a civic and cultural awakening. I create photography to enable the awakening of myself and others. When I "take" pictures, I am observing what is around me, so I might understand it later. When I "make" pictures, I am stating my thoughts, or providing a platform from which someone may voice theirs. 
My primary objective is to create social change, to advocate and organize for the making of solutions to the myriad issues our world is facing. Photography provides me an indispensable tool for advocacy, at times very subversively, and at others very directly through documentation of communities and narratives from therein. I have worked with many social justice-minded people and organizations including: Jill Stein for President, Rainforest Action Network, Move to Amend, New York City Community Land Initiative, New York City Administration for Children's Services, Caroline Woolard, and Partners for Our Communities