Dakota Santiago is an emerging photographer featured by The GroundTruth Project. His work focuses on documenting working class issues ranging from the current manufacturing landscape to the worsening housing crisis brought on by hyper-gentrification in the New York City area. His interest stems from a long family history of working in manual labor. Santiago graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentration in photography in 2016. He was accepted into the 4th annual New York Times Lens Blog portfolio review, published by Time Magazine's Lightbox, Jersey Journal, Newark Star Ledger and recently attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX.