How ugly sweaters became a vehicle to support beautiful causes and work around the world.

Filmmaker and photographer Miaken Christensen makes beautiful work for folks ranging from Phantogram to Ibeyi to Envision Utah. But every year, she’s also giving ugly sweaters new life with the Sweaterboys, a much-beloved calendar bringing together fine models and terrible knits to benefit good causes. She shares the secrets of turning ugly into good.

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As the founder of production company Mixtape Collective and an active filmmaker and photographer, Miaken Christensen’s diverse set of work has taken her around the world; spanned subjects from the music industry to community organizing to ugly sweaters; and included partners ranging from Phantogram to Ibeyi to Robert Duvall.

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