Chasing time and light to tell stories

 Brandie, 18 at sunset:  Follow Story

Brandie, 18 at sunset: Follow Story

My name is Alyssa and I am a documentary photographer from Akron, Ohio. In December 2017, I graduated from Kent State University where I studied photojournalism. During my time in college, I worked for the University’s Marketing and Communications Department and also contributed to the Kent Stater newspaper. My current work focuses on the heroin epidemic in Akron, my hometown. Visual storytelling is my greatest passion because I believe in the power of imagery to ignite empathy.

When I am not taking photos, I am either at a punk show or watching the sky for UFOs.

Contact me: akeown@kent.edu