Alisa Speese is a self-taught photographer working in the street and social documentary genres. Her work is characterized by candid photos of people captured on streets throughout the world. She currently lives In Panamá and uses photography to express the beauty of its people and terrain.
Speese works on long-term personal projects that interrogate cultural truths and challenge societal biases. Her work establishes relationships between disparate ideas and expresses them back transformed into stories.
Speese began her journey in photography in February 2019. Her career prior to photography was as a management consulting executive with significant experience leading global technology initiatives for Fortune 500 clients. Most recently, she served as founder and CEO of a consulting practice in the Chicagoland area.