Chris Ryan


Chris Ryan, a photographer and director who is part obsessive and part absent-minded, decided to document instead of decide. He moves through subjects comfortably, partly due to an endless number of side projects and hobbies. Chris has been an EMT, FEMA-certified disaster responder, rescue diver, volunteer firefighter, search and rescue tech, college professor and wannabe race car driver. Chris is the proprietor of Once Films and partner at Fine Print Small Press. His studio is in Midtown St. Louis, and is portfolio is available at

Chris Ryan


Healing Through Art

Paige Walden-Johnson uses CommUNITY Arts STL’s creative outlets to help first responders and their families process trauma.

Paige Walden-Johnson

Education for All

Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.

Sherita Love Stands