Michaela Lawson is a 19 year old photographer, hailing from New York, studying photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She considers herself to be a visual artists of sorts being inspired by her culture,art, music, her faith and much more. With any possible way she makes it an effort to tell a story with whatever picture she takes. Capturing the beauty around her, from friends, colors, artists, places and the ever changing world around her.  Photographers Latoya Ruby Fraizer , Carrie Mae Weems and Gordon Parks are her top favorite three in terms of bringing black culture and the truth to the worlds eyes.