BA Candidate - The Intersections of Photography & Themes of Justice; Minor: Print Journalism
Born into a military family, Ryan moved roughly every two years of her life and has lived across the US, in Germany, and in Singapore.
Ryan’s concentration focuses on the intersections of photography and themes of justice. Through her studies, she seeks to think historically about the linkage between art and social structures that shape our documentation of people, places, and events. Additionally, she hopes to understand how we perceive difference through art and how we ascribe voice, meaning, and importance to those distinctions over time.
At Gallatin, Ryan has taken many courses that influenced her concentration, including Rosanne Kennedy’s “The Politics of Home,” Patricia Kim’s “Women & Public Art,” Lauren Walsh’s “Photographing Peace,” and Christopher Trogan’s “Art & Ethics.”
Beyond the classroom, Ryan works for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an ambassador and NYU’s digital communications team as a digital ambassador. She is also an alumnus of the Photojournalism Lab, during which she finalized a body of work showcasing the return of tourism to Times Square after the pandemic. Off-campus, Ryan is a photographic assistant to Jeffrey Henson Scales and a photo editor for Hammer & Hope Magazine, a free magazine on black culture and politics.