Aliya Schneider is a photojournalist based in New York City. She is studying Urban Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. Aliya captures moments of expression to document what would otherwise be inaccessible to those who were not present at the time of the photograph. Aliya takes the responsibility of the photographer to compose a representation of reality seriously. She sees photography as a tool for documentation, change, and appreciation. Aliya is always looking to get her lens dirty and collaborate with performers, models, reporters, and creatives.