Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
”Breaking Gender Stereotypes,”
Queer Festival Heidelberg, Germany
12.28.19 - “Laatikkomo” Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
09.21.19 - “From Tragedy to Light, 30 Years of The Alexia.” Photoville Festival, New York, NY
10.07.18 - “Portrayals,” The Garland, North Hollywood, CA
10.03.18 - “Portrayals,” Chapmen University, Orange, CA
09.21.18 - Solo Exhibition. Encontros da Imagem, Visual Arts Festival Braga, Portugal
06.06.18 - Athens Photography Festival, main program, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
06.20.18 - LUMIX Festival for young photojournalism, Hanover, Germany
10.18.16 - “Visura Presents,” Foley Gallery, Manhattan, NY
10.01.15 - “Diffusion,” Cardiff International Festival of Photography, Cardiff, Wales
06.26.15 - “Lineage #2,” Laatikkomo Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland
06.06.15 - “Emerging,” Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
06.03.15 - “Reframing Memory,” Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
12.12.14 - Solo exhibition, “Front Page, Above the Fold,” Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
11.20.14 - "White Shadows," Front Page, Above the Fold, Galeria Qahili, Prishtina, Kosovo
07.04.14 - “Appetite: The Culture of Food,” Air Circulation gallery. New York, NY
06.12.14 - "Our Portraits, Our Families," Museum of Chinese in America, NY, NY
11.30.13 - “5X5 REAL UN REAL”, Heaven’s Gain, Installation, One Art Space, New York, NY
09.19.13 - Solo exhibition. Heaven’s Gain, Photoville Festival, New York, NY
09.01.13 - “30 by 30”, Online exhibition, The FotoVisura Pavilion
05.01.13 - “Photo Week.” Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards, Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi, Georgia.
03.15.13 - “Out of Darkness Comes Light.” Only This Life. The Project Room. Chicago, IL
01.23.13 - “Images and Issues.” When the Spirit Moves. 25 CPW Gallery. New York City
01.17.13 - “Eyes on the World.” When the Spirit Moves. Bermuda National Gallery. Bermuda
12.23.12 - “5x5.” The Museum de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezeula
11.02.12 - “Winter in America.” When the Spirit Moves. Third Floor Gallery. London, England
10.20.12 - “The Flash Forward,” Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, Boston, MA
10.05.12 - Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF). Only This Life. Singapore.
06.07.12 - The Flash Forward, The Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA
05.31.12 - “FotoVisura.” The Spirit Moves. United Photo Industries Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn
04.08.12 - “Collective Retrospective.” LOOK3 Festival. Community Event. Charlottesville, VA
01.10.12 - “Plastic Camera Show.” Moments Between. Rayko Gallery. San Francisco, CA
07.14.11- “LENS CULTURE: International Exposure Awards.” VII Gallery, Dumbo, NY
06.23.11 - Solo Exhibition. “The Private Eye.” Fotopub Festival. Novo Mesto, Slovenia
05.15.11 - “In Love and War.” FotoVisura Presents. New York Photo Festival, NY
05.08.11 - Solo Exhibition. “Out of Mind.” Lodz Fotofestiwal. Main program, Poland
03.04.11 - “Plastic Camera Show.” When the Spirit Moves. Rayko Gallery. San Francisco, CA
12.17.10 - “Kodachrome Portfolio Show.” Only This Life. Rayko Gallery. San Francisco, CA
09.21.10 - “Children – the Present of the Future.” UNICEF. Mui and Pha. Cologne, Germany
04.02.09 - “As We See it.” Exposure Gallery. San Francisco, CA
01.16.08 - “World Press Photo 2008.” USC Annenberg. Los Angeles, CA
04.01.09 - “PDN’s Emerging 30.” Month of Photography. Mui and Pha. Los Angeles, CA
01.30.09 - “Freedom.” Chobi Mela V. Mui and Pha. Dhaka, Bangladesh
06.20.08 - “7 Stories.” Mui and Pha. Maison Des Arts Gallery. Hanoi, Vietnam
08.28.07 - “Katrina New Orleans.” One year after, UC Berkeley, CA
04.16.06 - “El Otro Lado, Portrait of a Sonora Border Town.” Space Gallery, San Francisco, CAScreenings
10.08.17 - When the Spirit Moves (film), Cinema New York City Film Festival, NY
11.23.13 - When the Spirit Moves, Ankor Photo Festival, Ankor, Cambodia
09.27.13 - Only This Life, Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, India
05.04.13 - When the Spirit Moves, Voices Off Arles, Paris
08.15.11 - “On The Road.” Moments Between. Bursa Photofestival. Bursa, Turkey
08.01.10 - Istanbul Photography Days Festival. When the Spirit Moves
06.01.10 - LOOK In between Festival. When the Spirit MovesArtist Talks/ Workshops
Hoopa Valley Reservation, California. A 6 week (18 days total) self-representation storytelling (photography and collage) workshop with 20 youth.
2021: Group Presentation/Performance. Center for Photographic Arts, online
2021: Group Presentation/Performance. Portland State University, Art + Social Practice Assembly, online
2021: Artist Talk. Social Documentary Network, online.
2021: Artist Talk. George Washington University, DC, online.
2020: Artist Talk. Social Documentary Network, online.
2020: Group Presentation/Performance. Portland State University, Art + Social Practice Assembly, online
2020: Artist Talk. Center Santa Fe, Photography 20/20 Compendium, online.
2020: Artist Talk. Academy of Art, San Francisco, online.
2020: Long-term Project Development Photography Workshop, 4 days. Santa Rosa, California.
2019: Hoopa Valley Reservation, California. A 6 week (18 days total) self-representation storytelling (photography and collage) workshop with 20 youth. Programed culminated in a community event in the Valley (55 framed pieces).
Post Capitalism. Building the Solidarity Economy. A Way through Toxic Masculinity using arts expression. Humboldt State University.
2019: Artist Talk and 1-day workshop: Self Representation through Photography. Organized by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Held at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (Illinois Youth Center) Chicago, IL.
2018: Artist Talk: Vision of Justice Exhibition. The Fine Arts Gallery. San Francisco State University.
2018: Artist Talk and 4-day workshop: Visions of Justice. Catchlight Foundation Sponsored. Mentored (and continue to mentor) court-involved students, helping them build a basis in visual storytelling practices as a means to explore their personal experiences and ideas of freedom and justice using photography. I developed a long-term mentorship with a talented young man by the name of Eugene Riley.
2014: Artist Talk and 4-day project development workshop: Reminders Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan
2014: "Our Portraits, Our Families," Asian Pride Project. I was one of the artists who worked with an Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ individual and their family. Collectively, we created visual narratives address a shared context of immigrant values while shedding light on a topic oftentimes silenced within these communities. Exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, NY, NY.
2014: Artist Talk. The Eye International Photography Festival, Wales, UK
2014: Artist Talk. Project Basho Onward Summit, Philadelphia, PA
2014: Artist Talk. CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Photojournalism Panel
2014: Two 4-day workshops: Emaho Magazine Sponsored, Kolkata and Delhi, India
2014: I spent two weeks lecturing and giving workshops in South Africa for an US State Department sponsored cultural exchange program, where I gave a dozen or more addresses to Universities and High Schools throughout the country.
-Workshop, Artist Talk: Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Workshop, Artist Talk: University of the North West, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
-Workshop, Artist Talk: Pretoria Press Club, Pretoria, South Africa. Artist Talk,
-Artist Talk, Portfolio Review: Market School of Photography, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Master class, Artist Talk: Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Workshop, Artist Talk: University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Workshop, Artist Talk: Tshwane University of Technology, Johannesburg, South Africa.
-Two-day workshop, Artist Talk: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town South Africa.
-Artist Talk: COSAT High School, Khayelitsha Township, South Africa.
-Two days of Artist Talks: Rhodes University, Highway African Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa.
2013: Artist Talk. Panel on Gun Violence: Photoville Festival, New York, NY
2013: Artist Talk. The Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013: Artist Talk. 25CPW Gallery, New York, NY
2013: Artist Talk. Bermuda National Gallery. Panel Discussion: The Art of Photojournalism
2012: Artist Talk. The Museum de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezeula
2012: Artist Talk. Momenta Workshop Keynote Speaker, DC
2012: Instructor. Momenta Workshop, DC.
2012: Artist Talk. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2011: Artist Talk. The New York Photo Festival, NY
2011: Artist Talk. New York Film Academy, NY
2010: Artist Talk: World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass public conversation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009: Artist Talk. Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009: Artist Talk. Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CASelect Publications
04.21- The New Yorker Magazine- Daniel Ellsberg. Online.
11.21- Mother Jones Magazine. Can We Move Our Forests in Time to Save Them? Pg 22-29
01.21- Maclean’s Magazine. Chamath Palihapitiya
12.20- Bloomberg Green Magazine. A Pistachio Tycoon Picks a Fight.
12.19- Ozy. University Campuses are the next frontier of homelessness. Online.
09.19- Stern CRIME Magazine. Mourning City. pg 58-75.
08.19- Mother Jones Magazine. Why Our Wildfire Policy Is So Deadly. pg 40-45.
02.19 - The Wall Street Journal. Technology Strives to Cure Senior Loneliness.
12.18 - The Wall Street Journal. Fornite. pg A14. 12.18 - California Sunday Magazine. Long Distance Fighter-fighters. pg 26-29.
09.18 - CRIME (STERN) Magazine. Golden State Killer. pg 44-53.
07.18 - San Francisco Chronicle. Water Crisis. Front page above fold, pg A14-A15.
04.18 - Fast Company Magazine. Chamath Palihapitiya. pg 52-56.
08.17 - Fast Company Magazine. It's a Mud Mud Mud World. pg 88-95.
12.16 - STERN Magazine. The Bridge. pg 90-91.
10.16 - The New Yorker Magazine. Goings On About Town, Chick Corea. pg 7.
09.16 - Pitchfork. The Surreal Life of Black Dog. Online.
11.15 - Le Monde Magazine. San Francisco Eats
. November 2015. pg 111.
10.15 - Fast Company Magazine. Software that can read a face in the crowd. pg 86.
06.15 - Le Monde Magazine. Palo Alto Suicide. pg 19.
06.15 - San Francisco Magazine. Why are Palo Alto's kids killing themselves? pg 56-59.
06.15 - Mother Jones Magazine. The True Cost of Gun Violence.
04.16 - Narratively, Short Film, In Broad Daylight.
12.14 - Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, Minimum Wage, 3 covers and pg 55.
11.14 - Courrier Magazine. Silicon Valley Families. pg 34-35.
03.14 - Fast Company, Burning Man, pg 98–103.
01.14 - MSNBC, “Time to End the Surveillance State.”
04.13 - FT Weekend Magazine. The Rise of the Silicon Dad. pg 20-25.
06.13 - TIME Magazine, His Kind of Town, South Side Chicago, pg 36–43.
03.13 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Bill McKibben, pg 54 – 59.
11.12 - The Fader Magazine #83, Christopher Owens, cover and pg 84-91.
10.12 - Dienacht Magazine #21, Delicate Nature, pg 19–30.
10.12 - Nido Magazine, A Delicate Nature, pg 58–59.
06.12 - GUP Magazine # 33, Only this life, pg 132-143.
03.12 - TIME Magazine, “Rick Santorum Super Tuesday,” Online.
02.12 - The Fader Magazine #78, Kendrik Lamar, cover and pg 80-86.
02.12 - Rolling Stone Magazine, Causality of the Occupation, p. 44–49.
12.11 - Le Monde Magazine. The San Francisco of Jack Kerouac. pg 136-137.
04.11 - AARP Magazine, “Bankruptcy in Vallejo,” Online and in print.
04.11 - Huck Magazine. John Cardiel. Cover and pg 34-43.
03.11 - TIME Magazine, “Transition to Spring,” Online.
02.11 - The Fader Magazine #72, Spring Fashion Feature Shoot, Trinidad, pg 82-101. 1
0.10 - The Fader Magazine #70, Yelawolf, cover & pg 60–67.
10.10 - The Australian Photo Journalist, Rights of the Child, Agent Orange, pg 120–133.
07.10 - Mother Jones Magazine, What’s killing the Babies of Kettleman City? pg 44-55.
06.10 - The Fader #68, cover story, Wavves, cover & pg 86-93.
04.10 - Rearview Mirror Magazine, cover, Mui and Pha.
10.03 - Wall Street Journal, Work is Slow in Allentown.
08.09 - The New York Times, cover story, Health Care. pg A12.
08.09 - The New York Times, Swine Flu, cover below the fold & pg A10.
08.09 - The New York Times, cover story, Iowa City Rebuilding, pg A1 & A13.
07.09 - The New York Times, A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation, pg D4.
07.09 - The New York Times, Sports cover, Lumberjack Championships, pg B10 & B14.
07.09 - The New York Times, Candidate Fights Elitism, and Bloomberg, pg A16.
07.09 - The Fader Magazine #62, feature story, Dum Dum Girls, pg 88-93.
07.09 - The Fader Magazine #62, GEN-F, D-LO and Sleepy D, pg 60.
06.09 - The New York Times, Freed from Guantánamo, Uighur Muslims Bask in Bermuda, cover .of international section
pg A4 & A12.
04.09- NPR - Can Los Angeles Make Skid Row Safer? Multimedia feature.
04.09 - The Wall Street Journal, Shorter Sentences Sought for Crack, pg A3.
02.09 - UNICEF Images of the Year Annual Magazine, Mui and Pha, pg 12-13.
02.09 - The Fader Magazine #60, GEN-F, Girls, pg 13–14.
02.09 - Newsweek Magazine, The Draw of ‘Dead Town,’ pg 44–47.
05.08 - The Fader Magazine #54, NWS PRNT, The Black Ghosts, pg 32.
10.07 - Newsweek Magazine, Germs, pg 44.Press
07.20 - Feature Shoot, Inspiring Incarcerated Individuals to Visualize Their Dreams in Photos
, by Miss Rosen.
05.19 - Lenscratch, The Center Awards: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT WINNER: Justin Maxon By Aline Smithson
10.19 - Times Standard, "Local artists help inmates turn their dreams into art, by Sonia Waraich.
12.18 - Artsy, “The Changing Faces of the American West”, review.
11.18 - VICE News, Article on workshop, “Life on the Streets of San Francisco Through the Lens of Ex-Inmates” by Keegan Hamilton.
10.18 - Catchlight, Visions of Justice Workshop with Project Rebound.
11.18 - Month to Years Magazine, “Portrays, Photographs by Justin Maxon, words by Michael Fratkin.”
12.17 - Fast Company Magazine, Fast Company’s Favorite Photos Of 2017
L'ŒIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, Justin Maxon, Heaven’s Gain.
09.17 - JOURNALISM STUDIES: THEORY AND PRACTICE, Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity, Published by Routledge, Edited by Stuart Allen, pg 221.
04.16 - Delco.TODAY, Photographer Steps Outside His ‘Black-and-White’ Box to Paint Chester in Color.
05.15 - WHYY PBS, NPR. “Seeing Chester in watercolors.”
06.15 - Mother Jones Magazine, Interview, What I’ve Learned Photographing “a Place Where You Could Get Away With Murder.”
09.14 - American Photo Magazine, review of group exhibition, “On the Wall: Exploring What it Means to Eat.”
07.14 - Asian Pride Project, showcase/interview “Our Portraits, Our Families.”
07.14 - Wall Street Journal, review of Asian Pride Project presents Our Portraits, Our Families.
04.14 - TIME Lightbox, Interview, “Justin Maxon’s Instagram Fantasyland.”
02.14 - Featured in The Telegraph Newspaper for Emaho Magazine workshop in Calcutta, India
02.14 - Listed photographer on The Red List. 12.13 - Mutant Space reviews Addiction and Reckoning.
10.13 - Emaho Magazine, “Visual Narrative: How to Build a Story with Images – Workshop with Justin Maxon.”
09.13 - WIRED, 10 Must-See Talks at Brooklyn's Photoville Festival This Weekend and Next.
09.13 - The Literate Lens, review of Heaven’s Gain Installation at Photoville Festival, NY.
08.13 - The Sunday Guardian, picture essay, “When the Spirit Moves” pg. 30 – 31.
06.13 - Reading The Pictures, review of photographic essay for TIME Magazine, “Justin Maxon Does Rahm, Chi-Town, Fairey.”
06.13 - TIME Magazine GUN LAND reviewed on BagNews.
06.13 - TIME LightBox, “Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant 2013 Winners.”
04.13 - Contributor to ‘Someone I know.’ 04.13 - Seeminglyso Art and Photography, A Delicate Nature.
03.13 - Masters of Photography, “When the Spirit Moves.”
02.13 - NPPA, Justin Maxon, Self-Defined Innovator Interviewed by Bruce Young.
11.12 - PDN Magazine. “The Perks of Collaboration.” Contributing photographer.
11.12 - the Guardian, monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books.
03.12 - TIME Magazine, “On the Trail with Santorum: Photographs by Justin Maxon.”
03.12 - Feature Shoot, A Patchwork of Memories Captured Through Multiple Exposures, by Gareth Philips.
06.11 - The Photo Brigade features TIME LightBox When the Spirit Moves.
05.11 - Click Photojournalist, Photographer #282 to watch.
05.11 - Featured on 500 Photographers by Pieter Wisse, Photographer #282.
03.11 - TIME LightBox, “Transition to Spring.”
04.11 - The New Yorker Photo Both, “Justin Maxon: When the Spirit Moves.”
02.11 - Interview with Photopolus Blog, "Don’t Listen to Anything I’m Saying."
12.10 - TIME LightBox feature, “Justin Maxon's Multiple Exposures: From the Series Photojournalism at the Crossroads” by Phil Bicker.
10.10 - New York Times LENS Blog, “Multiple Realities, Multiple Exposures,” by Kari MacDonald.
07.10 - Burn Magazine, When the Spirit Moves.
04.10 - Monthly Photography Magazine, In Focus Justin Maxon, pg. 58 – 71.
06.09 - Colorlines, Uighur Release Debunks Racist Right-Wing Narrative.
04.09 - NPR Picture Show, How Do You Photograph Skid Row?
03.09 - PDN, 30 Emerging Photographers Under 30, pg. 49.
02.10 - Henry Penry Blog review of “Slow Down…Breathe…Only This Life.”
04.08 - Featured on “The New Breed Of Documentary Photographers.”