Marissa Leshnov is a social documentary photographer based in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in YES! Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Oregonian, and she has exhibited in galleries in the United States and internationally. In her personal work, Marissa explores racial disparities within the context of issues such as climate change, political disenfranchisement, and mass incarceration. She views her camera as a tool for activating and informing positive change.