In the spirit of The Just Trust, our community engagement strategy, brand strategy, identity system and website was a unique collaboration between our team, the criminal justice field, IDEO.org, Sovereign Objects, and Some Days.
Sovereign Objects is a creative collective that designs beautiful ideas, brands and systems which elevate the arts and sciences in culture, promote healthy ecosystems, and redistribute power and prosperity to those with less.
The Just Trust would like to recognize and thank the following photographers for their contributions to our website.
Alexander Cody Nguyen (b. 1996 Irvine, CA; lives and works in NYC) is a photographer and director working across many genres and mediums to explore and counter the Western gaze on Asian beauty and place in America. Having just started photography and directing in 2018, Alexander has already begun working with established editorials such as i-D, W Mag, Dazed, GQ, CR Fashion Book, V Mag, InStyle, Bustle, Hypebeast, Complex, Surfer Magazine as well as the New York Times. He also works with artists and brands such as Phoebe Bridgers, J. Balvin, Alicia Keys, KeKe Palmer, Only NY, Quiksilver, Better World Fragrance House, and Article One.
Carolyn Fong is a freelance photographer with over 15 years of experience across a variety of commercial, editorial, and brand projects. She specializes in creating imagery that celebrates the craft, the people and the spaces that create community. She identifies as an Asian-American woman, business owner, mother and artist — and brings the full breadth of her life experience and knowledge to every aspect of the creative process. When she’s behind the camera or preparing for a project, she recognizes the value of representation for BIPOC in the visual media landscape, and makes it a goal to create work environments (sets) and therefore artistic work – where everyone feels seen, is heard and feels valued. She graduated with a degree from The Art Center College of design in Pasadena, CA, and now lives with her husband and their kids in the East Bay.