Christopher Janaro

Visual Journalist
Coming Home
Location: Raleigh
Nationality: United States
Biography: Growing up in rural Central New York, Chris promptly moved to NYC right out of high school and later earned his BFA in Photography from SUNY Purchase.  After doing a 4-year stint enlisted in the US Navy, he attended The School of Visual Arts... read on
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Coming Home
Credits: christopher janaro
Date of Work: 10/01/16 - 05/01/17
Updated: 10/31/19
Location: Cazenovia

“Coming Home” is a personal project primarily focused on my family and surrounding environment of rural central NY created during the first year of the Trump presidency. While I had initially set out to document my family and other Trump supporters in and around my home county in an objective manner, the course of the work became much more personal in nature as I began to reflect more on my past and upbringing (after a long absence) by examining my family in their present state of long-held traditional values and lifestyle. In doing so it is my intention to not only reconcile long-standing issues I've held with my family (which were only heightened during the election) but to help foster an understanding of their mindset in relation to our current political environment. Additionally, I hope to shed light on the often unperceived social dynamics that inform our political and/or civic attitudes and to not only give insight into some of these attitudes but to also investigate our own place and responsibilities in our current political environment. By documenting my own family, my past, and my own values in relation to theirs I ask the viewers to reflect on their own. Is there any overlap? And can we as a nation heal through the bonds of our kinfolk and province?  


By Christopher Janaro —


Symphony couple provide weekly performances for their neighbors... at the foot of their driveway.

By Christopher Janaro / Raleigh — Sharing a few images from my most recent  @unitedartscouncil assignment. We got a lead that ..

ReOpenNC Protests at Raleigh

By Christopher Janaro / Raleigh — A few scenes from yesterday’s ReOpenNC protest around #raleigh yesterday... There was a small group of..

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement Rally, Queens NY

By Christopher Janaro / Queensbridge park — October, 19, 2019, Queensbridge Park, Queens NY

The Coronavirus Hunter Is Racing for Answers in a Locked-Down Lab

By Christopher Janaro / UNC — A few outtakes from my @bloombergbusiness photo assignment that came out yesterday. The story was focused on..

NC Symphony Orchestra performs at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

By Christopher Janaro / Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral — Last Friday for  @unitedartscouncil had me photographing the  @ncsymphony once again, this time..

Bike Days

By Christopher Janaro / New York city — “Bike Days" is an immersive project focused on my time spent as a NYC bicycle courier and..


By Christopher Janaro — During the final year of my U.S. Naval enlistment in 2015, I went on my first and only deployment aboard the..

One Theater's 36 Year Production of Cinderella (and it's evil step-sisters)

By Christopher Janaro / Raleigh — Last Thursday had me documenting backstage at Raleigh Little Theater for their annual production of..

State of Resistance

By Christopher Janaro / United States — Images documenting the growing intersectional protest movement during the course of, and after the 2016 U.S...


By Christopher Janaro / New York city — Images created in NYC from 2015 to Present.
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