Christopher Janaro

Visual Journalist @ United Arts Council based in Raleigh

Chris hails from rural central NY state. He promptly moved to NYC right out of high school and later earned his BFA in Photography from SUNY Purchase. After serving 4 years in the US Navy, he attended The School of Visual Arts MFA in... read on
      
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Coverage Regions: USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: Engligh
Years of experience: More than 10
HEFAT certification? no
Chris hails from rural central NY state. He promptly moved to NYC right out of high school and later earned his BFA in Photography from SUNY Purchase. After serving 4 years in the US Navy, he attended The School of Visual Arts MFA in Photo, Video, and Related Media in NYC. Chris is drawn towards political events, breaking news, editorials, and candid imagery for much of his career and personal work but also works in introspective self-portrait monologues both in film and photo series touching on ideas of masculinity, family, isolation, and aging. Presently he is particularly interested in covering environmental/conservation and endurance traveling assignments.  He is also very interested in covering politics, the opiate epidemic, contemporary nomad and fringe culture,  social issues as well as civil/public servants and people with humanistic leanings and exciting experiences they're willing to share.   In addition to his media work, Chris is an avid cyclist and bike racer that enjoys long-distance trail riding, thru-hiking, and the outdoors. His work has been featured in numerous print, and online publications such as Bloomberg, ProPublica, Indy Week, Cosmopolitan, PDN, Feature Shoot, Bustle, We Call it Stitch, La Republicca, and Il Post. He is presently living in Raleigh, NC, and just finished a 10-month documentary residency for the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.  Presently he is working as a photography instructor for The Joel Foundation

.He is available for all assignments in the Southeastern United States and doesn’t mind driving long distances.