Deana Lawson's photographs have been published in The New Yorker and Time Magazine and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, PS1, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She was a feature presenter for the 2013 National Geographic Magazine's Photography Seminar in Washington, D.C. Recently, Lawson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, expanding her locations of work to include Jamaica, Haiti, and West Africa. She received her M.F.A. from RISD in 2004, and is currently a Lecturer in Photography at Princeton University.