Lanna Apisukh is a portrait and documentary photographer based in New York City. With a background in skateboarding and an extensive athletic career as a former elite gymnast, she is drawn to photographing dynamic individuals walking their own path. Her work explores people and their relationship to place, identity and gender through bold and honest stories she strives to create in her images.
Lanna is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of Washington and has expanded on her photography education at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her subjects span from TV personalities, skateboarders and CEOs to artists, immigrants, everyday people and their surroundings.
Lanna is a recipient of the 2020 Fujifilm Collaborator award and her editorial and personal work has been featured in various publications such as Bust Magazine, Aint–Bad, The Photographic Journal, New York Magazine and more. In addition to her freelance photography work, she helps BKC photo school with providing creative education to everyday New Yorkers. Lanna is also a founding member of Seeing Collective, an artist group hosting talks, photo exhibitions and critiques to foster community and an inclusive, supportive network within the photo industry.
Lanna is available for assignments and commissions.
Portrait of Lanna by Fiona Veronique.
Selected Clients & Publications
Clients & Collaborations
Adidas x Wanderlust
Alley x Verizon
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Evergreen x Horizon Media
Fox Sports (First Things First)
Lang Lang International Music Foundation
Of Her Own Kind
Prelude Projects x Carvalho Park Gallery
Rudas x Wythe Hotel
Union Docs x Say Something Bunny
Digital & Print Publications
The Calvert Journal
New York Magazine
The Photographic Journal
Nowhere Print Annual
Skate Like a Girl (Prestel Publishing)
Smokey Vale Gallery 'Community' Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY (Sept 2020)
Czech Center New York ‘Still Cities’ Exhibition, New York, NY (June 2020)
Humble Arts Foundation: Group Show 63, 'Love Actually' (Nov 2019)
Seeing Collective x BKC ‘Disconnect’ Group Show, Brooklyn (Oct 2019)
Lomography 'Metropolis' Group Show, Brooklyn, NY (Aug 2019)