I am a Photographer, Educator, and Writer based in Newark, NJ, specializing in arts and culture.

About my Photography Services:

I offer photography services for artists, organizations, and individuals in the greater NJ/ NY area. Most of my photography work is done on-location, with minimal equipment.  

For over 10 years, I have enjoyed documenting all phases of the artist process and finished art - especially public art including street art and graffiti. I can also do your headshots, portraits, editorial, and art events - whatever it takes to tell your unique story. 

My photos can help you:

  • document and present creative work
  • prepare beautiful grant applications and funding reports
  • handle press opportunities and press kits 
  • grow your website and social media engagement
  • improve marketing, personal branding

Please reach out if you're interested in working together!



instagram: @fawn_photos


A photographer, arts educator, and writer based in Newark, NJ, Rachel Fawn Alban (she/her) is primarily known for documenting arts and culture. Her photos, articles, and interviews have been published on many outlets including Discover Jersey Arts, State of the Arts NJ, Street Art NYC, ArtBreakOut, and Untapped New York. In 2022, Rachel’s photos were exhibited at the Newark Museum of Art and she was the project photographer for the inaugural phase of the Newark Artist Collaboration presented by Audible Inc. As an arts educator, Rachel works with Paul Robeson Galleries, Abrons Art Center, Scholastic’s Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Arts Ed Newark, and other organizations in the greater metropolitan area. Rachel holds a BFA in Art Education with double major Graphic Design and a MPS in Art Therapy, both from the School of Visual Arts.

See CV for links to published work.  

Photography Artist Statement: 

I see myself as a collaborator in storytelling, memory-making, and care.  Passionate about documenting public art works including street art and graffiti, I am inspired to shine a light on artists and the human drive to create, especially art that is by the people, for the people - and embody this in my own works as well.

Informed by my Art Therapy background, my approach to photographing people is collaborative, healing-centered, and trauma-sensitive.  Throughout 2022, I created portraits with women who are cancer survivors at any point in their healing journey. Titled “SCAR Stories” - SCAR stands for “Survivors’ Courage And Resilience” - these portraits show their physical, surgical scars while highlighting their beauty and strength. Two portraits from this series were included in the exhibit, “Artful Healing" at the Newark Museum of Art November 2022. This incredible honor was my first museum exhibition.

Photo credit: Armisey Smith 

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