Brandon Ruffin is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer based in Oakland California. Falling in love with photography over 15 years ago, Brandon finds himself telling everyday people stories, most often through the world of portraiture and photojournalism. Brandon has given lectures at academic institutions such a Cal Berkeley and done instructional workshops inside tech spaces such as Apple, VSCO, and Google. Brandon has a passion for working with marginalized groups and in neighborhoods that are often overlooked. Brandon is a contributor for publications such as Rolling Stone, New York Times, and the SF Chronicle. Brandon is currently signed to the Los Angeles based art gallery PARISTEXASLA.