Meet Linnea Stephan, VFL (Volunteer for Life) and photographer extraordinaire!

Last year we had the pleasure of getting to know Linnea Stephan during her stint as an HML volunteer. Linnea also happens to be a most exceptional photographer (see below!). To learn more about her and to check out here work, do read on!!

linneaLinnea Stephan ( is a Los Angeles based photographer, writer, and a lover of cultural and current affairs. Raised on a farm in Minnesota, she graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work is created at the intersection of documentary and classical portraiture.

Linnea aims to photograph her subjects with the heart of social justice but the appeal of pop culture. She uses portraits to highlight resilient community members and examine the role of contemporary media in storytelling. Her first in-depth series, Flagship Suicide Survivors, features the strengths of women and children directly affected by suicide.

Her current series focuses on labor in Los Angeles county, heroically presenting the street flower vendors and their wide role of business occasions, from baptism to funeral.

Stephan has written and photographed for several international arts and culture publications including Juxtapoz, Monster Children Magazine, and locally features for Random Lengths Independent News and The Long Beach Post. She has exhibited at Superchief Gallery, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and at the Museum of Latin American Art.

Linnea Stephan is a proud volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, member of the ACLU, and advocate for mentorships in the visual arts world and elsewhere.

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