Alyssa Schukar is a Chicago-based documentary photographer and educator. In her personal work, she is most interested in documenting how the environment and public policies affect communities. Some of these images were honored with Cliff Edom’s “New America Award.”
Alyssa is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. Her images have also appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic and TIME magazine. Her work can be seen atwww.alyssaschukar.com and @alyssaschukar on Instagram and Twitter.
She believes photojournalists advance and improve the industry by supporting each other. In 2019, Alyssa and two colleagues launched Prism Photo Workshop, which provides support and advocacy for young photographers of diverse backgrounds. She is also a returning faculty member at the Missouri Photo Workshop and has taught at several workshops and universities.
She is a native of the Great Plains and a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska.