M.A. Visual Communications, Ohio University 

M.F.A Visual Art Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Aaron Turner (b.1990) is a photographer and educator currently based in the Hudson Valley working as Technical Director in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College, also as an Adjunct Professor at Bard College at Simon's Rock. 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. Available for assignments throughout the Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson, Albany etc...), New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. CV available upon request.

2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence

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).

Curator of Photographers of Color

Instagram: Everyday Black America

GISH Collective (Gravity is Stronger Here)



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Red Hook, NY (Hudson Valley)



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