Allan Lissner is an independent documentary photographer, journalist, painter, and graphic designer based in Toronto, Canada. Born in Denmark to a Danish father and a Philippine-Canadian mother, Allan was raised in Ethiopia, Liberia, USA, Nepal, Lithuania, Denmark, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Canada. Some of the organizations Allan has done work with include Amnesty International, GlobalAware Independent Media, Oxfam, Make Poverty History, Norwegian Church Aid, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, the United Nations Development Program, and the United Nations Women’s Association in Bangladesh
I am a writer, recorder/photographer, ESL teacher, social activist, sometimes s#!* disturber, defender of, and advocate for, the marginalised, a friend of the worker, obstructionist to the unjust, and fearless.