Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

05.02.20 ”Breaking Gender Stereotypes,” Queer Festival Heidelberg, Germany
12.28.19 -  â€œLaatikkomo” 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, CA


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 Moves

Artist Talks/ Workshops

2020: Artist Talk: Center Santa Fe, Photography 20/20 Compendium.
2020: Artist Talk: Academy of Art, San Francisco.
2020: Long-term Project Development Photography Workshop, 4 days. Santa Rosa, California.
2019: Collaborative Presentation: Portland State University, Art+Social Practice, Assembly 2019.
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).  
2019: 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 a 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, Venezuela
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, CA

Justin Maxon Artist

Justin Maxon is an American photographer, filmmaker and artist. He generates transformative spaces where stored trauma associations can be amended in an attempt to foster new cognitive pathways. The process includes layering images through multiple exposures and collage, resulting a complex, hyper-real narratives.
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