Lorena Turner is a 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 photo based, but she can use text to help her images tell their stories. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally in venues as diverse as the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the Arc Light Theater in Hollywood and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. 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.
The Michael Jacksons is an ethnographic photography project which features stories and analysis of Michael Jackson tribute artists, impersonators and look a likes who live and work in the United States. From Hollywood Boulevard, to small towns in the American South and Southwest and Times Square, every Michael Jackson representer has a reason, a look and and an interpretation of Black American culture. It will be released in the Summer of 2014.