Lorena Turner is a kind of social scientist with a camera. In her work she creates indexes of contemporary social experience and searches for secret histories in objects and places. Her projects are primarily photographic, but can contain interviews and video, as well as emphasize graphic design. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally. Lorena received an MFA from the University of Oregon, studied sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York City, and teaches photojournalism and documentary studies in the Communication department at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

She resides in both Los Angeles and New York City.

Her work can also be seen here:
Rising Rwanda
Unstocked (Photos of a post-Sandy economic landscape in NYC)

2014
Rising Rwanda (solo),The United Nations, New York City, 16 - 27 June
Rising Rwanda (solo), University of Portland, Portland, OR - 10 February + 15 March

2012 - 2013
Made in China, "Global Space", Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

2011
Made in China (solo), .00156 acres, Brooklyn, NY
Made in China, "Migration", Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Rising Rwanda (solo), Mercy Corps Global Headquarters, Portland, OR
Michael Jacksons (solo), The ArcLight Theater, Hollywood, CA

2010
Made in China, Exhibit A Competition, Sydney, Australia
Rising Rwanda, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
• Selection from Michael Jacksons, NUTUREart Benefit. Cue Art Foundation. New York, NY
New Americans (solo), Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
• Selection from Made in China + Artist Showcase Award, Center for Fine Art Photography,
  Ft. Collins, CO

2009
Made in China (solo), Cartel Gallery, Atlanta, GA
• Selections from Made in China, NUTUREart Benefit. Cue Art Foundation. New York, NY
• Selection from Things We Forgot to Miss, SB D Gallery, New York, NY
New Americans, Office of Doug Biviano, Candidate for City Council, Brooklyn, NY
• Selections from The Ubutunzi Project (early version of Rising Rwanda), Tree, Kigali, Rwanda

2008
• Select images from The Ubutunzi Project (early version of Rising Rwanda), World Culture Open, New York, NY

2007
La Boquilla, Colombian Consulate, New York, NY

2006
La Boquilla, Golden West College Arts Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
La Boquilla, Museo Histórico de Cartegena de Indias, Cartegena, Colombia
La Boquilla, White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
La Boquilla, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Centro Cultural Teatro Municipal, Bogotá, Colombia

University of Oregon, MFA/Photography
University of New Mexico
University of Massachusetts, BA/Studio Arts + Communications