About The Lives in Focus Project and Family Life Behind Bars

Family Life Behind Bars is a website of The Lives in Focus Project Inc., a non-profit media company that uses video, audio and photographs to present the voices and stories of those who are rarely given space or time in traditional news media.

The company, based in New York and is supported in part by The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and by J-Lab/Knight Foundation’s New Voices grant.

Lives in Focus was founded in 2005 by Sandeep Junnarkar.


Sandeep Junnarkar, Editorial Director and Founder
Daniel Bachhuber, Digital Media Manager, Fall 2010-present
Jonathan Vit, Production Assistant, Fall 2010-present
Ian Thomas, Production Assistant, Fall 2010-present


We welcome your thoughts in the comments section of each posting. But if you would rather send an email, send to info (at) livesinfocus (dot) org.


The Lives in Focus Project Inc.
c/o Sandeep Junnarkar
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Former Staff
Drew Geraets, director of digital media, 2008-2010
Maya Pope-Chappell, multimedia journalist, Spring, Summer & Fall 2009
Tiffani Garlic, assistant producer, Fall 2008
Collin Orcutt, assistant producer, Summer 2008
Carl Winfield, contributor, Fall 2008
Srinivas Kuruganti, director of photography.
Ana Maria Toro
, multimedia reporter.
Dan Rivoli, assistant producer. Fall 2006-Spring 2007

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