Jarod Lew is an artist/documentary photographer whose work tries to better understand the complexities between human identity and the environment that surrounds it. Jarod Lew grew up in a suburban neighbourhood just outside the city of Detroit. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 with a BFA in Studio Art. He currently lives and works in Oak Park, Michigan. In 2014, he was awarded the Rangefinder Storytellers Award. In 2015, his portrait “Audrey 2014” was placed in a group exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery, which will continue to travel to several U.S. museums until 2018. In 2016, he was awarded the PDN Exposure Award and was spotlighted at Photoville 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.