San Francisco, CA, United States
Jason Hanasik is a photographer, filmmaker, and journalist.
Hanasik's investigations focus on mental health and social issues such as the veteran experience, trauma, human rights, and LGBTQ rights. His work has appeared on the walls of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, in the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg Businessweek and reproduced in Routledge's academic journal Critical Military Studies.
Hanasik has served as an advisor to students in the graduate program in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts, taught photography classes at UC Berkeley, and was the first Global Storyteller for Gap.
As a lecturer, Hanasik has delivered talks on his work and other artist's artistic practice at SFMoMA and various colleges and universities nationwide. In 2009, Hanasik was shortlisted for the Aperture Portfolio Prize and in 2011, the Magenta Foundation selected him as one of the US winners for their Flash Forward Emerging Artist Exchange. In 2012, the Smithsonian named Hanasik's piece "Sharrod (Turn/Twirl)" a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Hanasik's first photography monograph, "I slowly watched him disappear" debuted at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair in 2015 and was acquired by the Rhode Island School of Design and Stanford University.
Hanasik has a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, a Master of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase.
2015 - Deans Fellow, 2017 - Multiple
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