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Lauren Henschel

Duke University

Lauren Henschel is a senior at Duke University studying Visual Media Studies, Documentary Film, and Cultural Anthropology. She is a passionate documentary artist with holistic cinematographic skills accentuated by her ability to portray stories in an empathetic way and positively impact the lives of others. As a filmmaker and photographer, her experiences include producing films of high profile artists for Myspace, documenting the lives of the Miskito Indians in Nicaragua, and creating a documentary about a young woman’s battle with cancer that was prominently featured by influential non-profit organizations such as Stand Up 2 Cancer. Her current body of work, Indelible, which was previously displayed at Carnegie Hall, is an art installation piece combining still images, audio narratives, and video footage to present anonymous stories of individuals with scars and the manifestation of that pain on the human body. In addition to her success in the documentary field, Lauren was one of the founding members and current co-editor-in-chief of The Bite, Duke’s premiere food publication.