Alanna Styer is an interdisciplinary documentary artist and activist, who engages with omitted histories and cultural change. Her work focuses on the understandings of community, storytelling, and trauma, as they relate to land and place. Her exhibitions are used as a means to democratize education and challenge traditional teachings of history. She strives to make her work accessible to varied communities and has displayed in galleries across the United States, as well as in public spaces, such as libraries, community centers, and schools. She earned her BFA in photography from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in 2015. She is currently documenting communities in the Midwest while pursuing an MFA at Duke University. Please follow her on Instagram to see works in progress.




Brook, Pete “Photographer’s Pilgrimage Offers Audiences a New Relationship to Imagery of Police KillingsPrison Photography. 15 October 2017.


Ciccarone, Erica “Nashville Artist Hits the Road to Photograph Where People of Color Have Been Killed by PoliceNashville Public Radio. 17 February 2016.


Ciccarone, Erica “and Living” Number: Inc. No. 82 (Spring 2015)


Eler, Alicia. “Dreaming on Death Row.” Hyperallergic    

Nolan, Joe. "Art Crawl's Expansion into Wedgewood-Houston Brings an Explosion of Energy" Nashville Scene

Nolan, Joe. “Drawn Together: Art school goes to Death Row in new exhibit at Coop Gallery.” The Contributor