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As a feminist, photographer, and a person with a hearing loss, Marisa enjoys the challenges of being a stranger exposed to new circumstances. As an L.A. native, traveling and approaching strangers has taught her courage, flexibility, and the ability to adapt. It's her long term goal to continue to develop skills in environmental portraiture.
Marisa's has been working as a professional photographer for over a decade. She studied under documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield and worked at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, the Lucie Foundation, and countless other organizations and events. As a documentary photographer, Marisa learned to find the hidden moments that tell the start to a story.
Other Marisa characteristics:
- thrift shopper
- card maker
- los angeleno
- baton twirler
- giggler & smiler
- posse foundation scholar
- uw-madison alumna
- community organizer
- and much more..
PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS:
- Featured and published, documentary project: Hear Nor There, article and photographs in national Hearing Loss Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012
- Photographs published in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances, by the University Press of Mississippi, Madison, WI, 2012
- Published in Signs of Protest: This is What Democracy Looks Like, by the Center for Photography at Madison, 2012
- Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Penguin’s Choice Award: A Celebration of Service Award, ‘11
- Wisconsin Union Art Collection Peet’s Coffee Photography Contest finalist, 2010