raw + rove is created by Stephanie Xu, a documentary and travel photographer. Based out of Canada and exploring globally, she continuously focuses on people, moments, and stories.

The name raw + rove stems from two unique aspects present in the photography. The photos are never edited, or processed once they have been captured on camera, thus the "raw"; while "rove" illustrates the endless wanderings and the ability to see thoroughly.

Welcome to the unedited view of the world.




*Available for world wide projects. For work, exhibition or conference requests, please use the form in the "contact" section.


  • Employed by the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/feature/munk-school-meets-tony-lourakis/

  • Tortell, P., Nemetz, P., Young, Margot. (ed.). Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150 Years. Image entitled “Passing on Tradition” published by Stephanie Xu. Vancouver: Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia Press, June 2017. ISBN: 9780888652676.

  • Associate Photo Editor | The Varsity | University of Toronto Student Newspaper


  • Staff Photographer | The Ubyssey | University of British Columbia Student Newspaper