Chrystofer Davis | Nork, NJ

Photographer, Chrystofer Davis and I talk about the different decisions and influences in his life that lead him to photography and how he had to diverge from the family tradition of going into medicine. We also talk about the mission he is on to represent Newark, New Jersey in a way that shows the city is more than what we get reported by the media and Chrystofer previews a new book that he is working on.

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Chrystofer Davis is a Newark, NJ native and 11-year fine art photographer, teaching artist, & filmmaker, whose work is influenced by street/portrait photography and contemporary culture.

During the course of Chrystofer’s career he has worked, collaborated, and showcased with world-renowned companies and celebrities, in addition to hosting seminars and lectures. These feats include Michelle Obama, New York Magazine, Leica Camera, Puma, Urban Outfitters, Daymond John of Shark Tank, MTV, Vogue Italia, Rutgers University, and B&H, to name a few.

Peerspace quoted him as one of “The 5 Best Fine Art Photographers in Newark”. His works are currently archived in prominent institutions such as The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Newark Public Library, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Bronx Museum. As a teaching artist, he is currently using his expertise to facilitate workshops to show the importance of keeping film and developing alive; as well as documenting the many faces and architecture of Newark, NJ.