Ryan Stopera is a photographer, filmmaker, producer and educator based in Minneapolis. He has worked with community organizations for over 15 years including with individuals experiencing homelessness, children and families, and foster care youth, as well as in program development and affordable housing development. He’s the recipient of the 2018 Artist Neighborhood Partnership with CURA at the University of Minnesota, the 2019 MN State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership Grant, and he was a 2020 Creative Community Fellow with National Art Strategies. He is also the Co-Director of Free Truth Media, with Adja Gildersleve. Ryan is motivated by sharing stories of our truth and our vision of the future in order to build a more just and equitable world today.