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Current Fellow

2019-2020 Voinovich School/VisCom Photojournalism Fellow

Lauren Santucci

Lauren Santucci is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker interested in 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 was 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.