Charan Devereaux is interested in the intersection of community, history and art. Her projects explore communities or bring people together to learn about and support each other. She grew up near Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.  

Charan studied photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, the New England School of Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and Harvard University. She was a finalist in the John Lennon International Songwriting competition.

Charan also writes about international trade, agriculture, energy and environmental issues. She has served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, an AmeriCorps volunteer, and a TechnoServe Fellow in Rwanda. She is co-author of two books on multilateral trade policy-making and dispute settlement from the Peterson Institute for International Economics.



Recent Exhibits


Boston City Hall, Scollay Square Gallery,  "Stare," curated by Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Griffin Museum of Photography's Gallery at Lafayette City Center Passageway, "'The Visual Metric," curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography

Dedham Portrait Project, sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Dedham Square Artist Guild, curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography


Griffin Museum of Photography, 22 Juried Show Exhibit via Instagram, curated by Paula Tognarelli and Iaritza Menjivar

Massachusetts State House, "Union Square at Work,"  presented by State Representative Denise Provost and the Somerville Museum

Peter Griffin Fine Art Photography, Providence RI, Invitational Holiday exhibit

Griffin Museum of Photography, Atelier 24 and Winter Solstice exhibits


The Somerville Museum, "Union Square at Work"

Past exhibits include:

Washington Street Art Center, Somerville MA

Club Passim, Cambridge MA

Holyoke Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA


Selected Press

The Somerville Times, "The Somerville Museum's 'Union Square at Work' Wins Award." Rebecca Danvers, September 7, 2017.

What Will You Remember? Blog, "32 Reasons to Stare!" Elin Spring, June 13, 2017.

The Somerville Journal, "Historians and entrepreneurs discuss Somerville’s immigration and economy," Mariya Manzhos, May 15, 2017, p. A1.

The Boston Sunday Globe, “Union Square as it Was,” October 4, 2015, p. G4.

The Boston Globe, "Portraits of Somerville's Union Square at work," Bennie DiNardo, October 2, 2015.

The Somerville Times, "Meet the Workers of Union Square," Mariya Manzhos, October 8, 2015, p. A1. 

What Will You Remember? Blog, “Beckoning Byways!" Elin Spring, December 2015.