Aaron Turner (b.1990) is a photographer and educator currently based in the Hudson Valley. He uses photography to pursue personal stories of people of color, in two main areas of the U.S., the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas. Aaron has a strong interest in the role that documentary photography plays in both the art and journalism worlds, and the crossover this creates in contemporary photography. He received his M.A. Visual Communications, Ohio University & M.F.A Visual Art Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

Available for freelance assignments: fine art in studio, long form documentary, photojournalism 

Prints, books and portfolios available upon request.

Light Work August 2018

Flash Forward 2018 TOP 100 - Magenta Foundation 

Founder/Curator of Photographers of Color

A New Nothing with Emile Askey 

GISH Collective (Gravity is Stronger Here)

Contributor to Strange Fire Collective

Q&A Aaron Turner w/ Zora J Murf - August 2017

photographers of color: Aaron Turner, HannaH Price, Sonsoree Gibson, Edward Cushenberry, Emma Uwejoma, and Wendel White - September 2016

Q&A: Samin Ahmadzadeh - January 2018


Short List Experience - New York Times Student Journalism Institute, The Commercial Appeal, Southeast Ohio Magazine Photo Editor (Spring 2014), New York Times Portfolio Review 2014, ADP Workshop 2014, NABJ Student Project 2014 (Boston), Teaching Assistant Rutgers University (Photography), New York Times Portfolio Review 2015(volunteer), Reviewee - 6th Annual New York Times Portfolio Review April 2018


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Tivoli, NY

Red Hook, NY (Hudson Valley)



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