Deana Lawson is a photography-based artist whose work focuses on psychological, personal, political, and historical experiences as they are implicated through the body. She received the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant in 2008-9 and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 2006. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Time Out NY, Contact Sheet, and Photography Quarterly.
Lawson has exhibited widely, and she has participated in artist residencies at Light Work in Syracuse, New York, and Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Lawson was born in Rochester and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2004.