Justin Maxon

Justin Maxon is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern California, where he grew up part-time on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. As a visual storyteller, educator, and socially engaged artist, he collaborates with communities, making design and ideation decisions with participants. His work seeks to challenge authoritative systems of knowledge through repositioning members of society within the social hierarchy and understanding his own positionality. His work has received numerous awards and has appeared in publications including TIME, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Justin Maxon

Decolonizing Care

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

In this Pulitzer Center-supported photo story, Judith Surber gives a firsthand account of how the opioid epidemic has devastated her family and community on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, photographed by Justin Maxon.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Justin Maxon

Heaven’s Gain

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

July 5th, 2013 “Hey Bro, well its 7 months today since you was taken away from us . . . I know you don’t want to see us down & heart broken. It is going to get harder b4 it get easy but we trying.”

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