Everybody Skate is a documentary photo project highlighting women and gender non-conforming skateboarders in New York City. Captured on film, Brooklyn-based photographer Lanna Apisukh began photographing the project in 2018 — sharing stories of courage, camaraderie and athleticism through photographic documentation and intimate portraits of the diverse individuals that make up this small but growing community.
As a young female skater growing up in the ’90s, she often found herself being the only girl at the skatepark. It was intimidating to be a young woman and a minority in an aggressive male-dominated space, especially as a beginner. Fortunately, the landscape is evolving and attitudes are changing across the industry. Women’s skateboarding is now recognized as an Olympic sport and there are a growing number of organizations who have created safe spaces for women, trans and non-binary people to learn new skills, get support, and build confidence through skateboarding.
It’s an exciting time in our skateboarding history. Apisukh’s aim is to showcase the diversity and the trailblazing individuals that make up this positive new space through an honest and artistic lens.
Lanna Apisukh is a portrait and documentary photographer based in New York City. Her work explores people and their relationship to place, culture, and identity through bold and honest stories she strives to create in her images. Apisukh’s background as a former elite gymnast and skateboarder continues to inspire her work today with the dynamic individuals and communities she photographs. She is a regular contributor at the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine covering categories in food, fashion, business, life, and arts.
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit, www.photoville.com
Featuring: Lanna Apisukh
Curated by: Lanna ApisukhView Location Details Number 59 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map LES Coleman Skate Park
62 Monroe Street and Pike Street
New York, NY 10002
- Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm