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’s editorial and personal work has been featured in Bust Magazine, Aint–Bad, The Photographic Journal, Lomography Magazine and more. In addition to her freelance photography work, she helps BKC photo school with providing creative education to everyday New Yorkers and is 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 and is excited to tell your story.


Portrait of Lanna by Fiona Veronique. 

Selected Clients & Editorial 


Adidas x Wanderlust
Alley x Verizon
Catrice Cosmetics
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Evergreen x Horizon Media
Fox Sports
Lang Lang International Music Foundation
Of Her Own Kind
Ormaie fragrance 
Pocampo bags
Polaroid Originals
Prelude Projects x Carvalho Park Gallery
Red Bull
Rudas x Wythe Hotel
Union Docs x Say Something Bunny 

Digital & Print Publications 

Antics Publications
Bust Magazine
Polaroid Originals Magazine
Bleu Magazine
The Photographic Journal
Lomography Magazine
Nowhere Print Annual
Photographic Bandwidth
Speciwomen Magazine
The Berrics
The Newsette
Michelin Guide 
Pap Magazine
Quell Skateboarding 



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