Rachel Fawn Alban is a Photographer and Arts Educator based in Newark, NJ.
Rachel earned a BFA in Art Education with dual major in Graphic Design, and MPS in Art Therapy, both from the School of Visual Arts. She has extensive experience with students of all ages throughout the greater New York City area and in Newark. She is the adoring mom of Baxter, the cat who used to live at 5Pointz.
A contributor to UntappedCities.com and StreetArtNYC.org, Rachel documents arts and culture as well as other aspects of urban life. 2011-2013, Rachel shot an extensive collection of images documenting 5Pointz Art Center in Queens until it was destroyed by the property owner to develop luxury condos. Rachel’s 5Pointz images have been exhibited at the Gold Coast Art Center, Queens Hip Hop Festival, LIC Arts Open, Fridge Art Fair, and Google Art & Culture’s 5Pointz exhibit. Most recently, Rachel began a project documenting independently-owned vegan businesses through photography and oral history. Works from this collection will be exhibited August 2018, at the Jefferson branch of the New York Public Library.