Stanton Sharpe is a documentary photographer and photojournalist. His main objective with photography is simple—to better understand humanity and to offer others underrepresented perspectives in our world. He works where he is most curious, and his work has taken him to various regions across Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, the United States and Europe.
Sharpe hopes that his work will encourage others to push beyond their personal boundaries and explore the world’s diverse environments, as he believes that empathy and acceptance can only be found through the courage to foster experience, relationship and education.
He ultimately hopes that his photos can inspire action in those who see them—as a photo itself is nothing but aesthetic if it does not stir some sort of change or revelation in the one who sees it.
Sharpe’s work has been seen in outlets such as The New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and many more. He is based out of Los Angeles, California.