Anju Myrrol is an analog and digital photographer born in New York City and works primarily in their neighborhood of Harlem. They are a student at Hunter College High School, where they photograph for two newspapers. Anju has received a photographic education from the Expanding the Walls program at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Imagemakers program at the International Center of Photography. They were a part of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s first online exhibition, Hearts in Isolation, the final online exhibition for Imagemakers, and won a Gold Key for poetry in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Their work has branched into photography of their family in India and Jamaica, along with an examination of their own belonging in Harlem. They have also explored their own gender and racial identities through various photographic projects and writing. Their photography is inspired by a close studying of people they surround themselves with along with the rhythm of their neighborhood and city. Anju’s work is influenced by photographers like Catherine Opie, Latoya Ruby-Frazier, and Deana Lawson.
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