Karissa Gannon

Karissa Gannon is currently a student at Rutgers University pursuing a B.F.A with a concentration in photography. Originally from Summit, NJ, and has aspiration to do work in the photojournalism profession. Over the summer she traveled to China to teach English and Art in five different cities, and learn about Asian culture. It is the first of many destinations she wishes to see and learn about.

Artist Statement

Karissa’s photographs are narrative and reach for expressiveness. She is inspired by different cultures, and learning different traditions from foreign countries. While in China her goal was to capture the feeling of non-traditional tourist destinations in what’s considered there as rural cities, and towns. She was inspired by the colors in Asian art, and the symmetry their architecture