Juan Gomez is a freelance photojournalist based out of Oakland, CA. From 2009-2011, he worked as a photojournalist in South Africa and Ghana for The Oliver Foundation and Rise Up Development Collective, respectively. He has a passion for both, documentary style photography as well as studio work, particularly regarding fashion and portraitures. He also has a strong affection for music, with an emphasis on African and the African diaspora, and is currently working on a series of projects based upon research gathered in West Africa for the Bookor African Popular Music Archives Foundation.
He has a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University.