Alison Viana is a Cuban-American woman born in Miami, Florida and moved to New York to pursue a career in photography and the arts. She earned a BFA in Photography at Parsons School of Design and currently works as a Staff Editor at the New York Times. Her work explores notions of beauty, sexuality, and identity. For her, photography is used as a way to bring her closer to people and places that she would otherwise find unattainable or inaccessible. Her work consists of men and women in barbershops constructing their identity, a NYC burlesque dancer whose art is seduction, and intimate moments in her family's daily lives. Her work has been exhibited in Milk Gallery, Refinery29, Kellen Gallery, Draft13 Magazine, PowerHouse Arena and Photographer's Forum and featured on Vice, Paper Mag and NY Mag. She attempts to understand the world around her through making pictures and examining what she sees.