Lauren Santucci is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker focused on displacement and forced migration, with the goal of humanizing these global issues through personal stories. Since 2016, she has covered immigrant and refugee communities in the Greece, Serbia, Germany, and the United States to explore how these individuals overcome their legal, social, and economic confinement.
She followed these stories back home to Michigan, where she became a 2018 Facing Change: Documenting Detroit Fellow, 2019 New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentee, and 2019 Detroit Equity Action Lab Race and Justice Reporting Fellow. She is also the Creative Manager of Framed by WDET, an audiovisual storytelling project by Detroit’s public radio station.
Santucci received her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Art History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and is currently a Master’s candidate in Photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.
Her clients include NPR, American Public Media, OkayAfrica, Twin Magazine, and more. Her work has exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts (2018), the Redeye Photography Network (Manchester, 2018), and the London Photography Diary (London, 2016).
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