Picture Projects

ALISON CORNYN – PRESIDENT AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Alison Cornyn is an interdisciplinary artist at the convergence of technology and traditional medias with extensive experience in exhibition, interactive and web design as well as in building online communities and fostering civic dialogue. She is founding partner and Creative Director of Picture Projects, a Brooklyn-based studio that produces in-depth new media projects about some of the most pressing social issues of our day with a focus on investigating complex stories from multiple perspectives. Often merging art, photography, media, technology, and journalism, the studio creates engaging environments, both online and as physical installations. Alison has taught in the art department at City College and at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), conducted workshops on multimedia storytelling and guest lectured at the Sundance Film Festival, Montreal Film Festival, IDFA in Amsterdam. She has a B.A. from Connecticut College, a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, an M.F.A. from Hunter College and was an artist in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Alison lives with her husband, Gilles Peress and their two daughters in Brooklyn, NY. For Alison’s artist website, click here.

NUPUR MATHUR – MEDIA PRODUCER

Nupur is a transmedia research based artist. She works with archives, fiction, women and modes of representation. Her art practice is often focused on the study of photographs and the event of photography. In her work she creates visual experiments and archives using images and video to investigate contemporary society’s relationship to images, information and technology. Her experiments study connections between the apparatus of the camera, the performance of the body, patterns in images and how they affect how we share the world with each other.  She is an alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design from the department of Digital + Media, and a member of the artist collective Radha May. Nupur’s work has been shown in India, Israel, Singapore and the United States.

ANA DEBOO – WRITER AND EDITOR

Ana writes and copyedits scripts for video or audio presentations, and text for interactive and web presentations. Ana’s strong research skills including her familiarity with media collections at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian make her a key player in developing interactive scripts for many of our projects for cultural institutions. She has special expertise in adapting material for high school audiences and those who do not have English as their first language. Ana has worked as a writer and editor for several educational publishers including Remarkable Women: Past and Present, a ten-volume series of books for young adults, published by Raintree Steck-vaughn, and Media Projects, Inc., a New York City–based book packager. Ana has been editing, writing and researching since 1994 and working with interactive scripts since 2000.

MARION MISILIM – CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST

Marion Misilim is a photographer and photographic post-production artist. She holds a BFA in Photography and Imaging from NYU and an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Her work focuses on the intersection of technology and photography to facilitate installations, web interaction and imagery in new mediums. At Picture Projects, Marion works as a creative technologist and photo post-production specialist. She is an Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Kean University teaching a number of classes including digital photography along with developing art and technology focused course curriculum for the Department of Fine Arts

JOE KIRCHHOF – WEB DEVELOPER

Joe Kirchhof is a web developer. He works with CUNY’s American Social History Project and was with Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, where he coordinated web and other technology and provided program support.  Joe has built a number of websites, including the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.  Joe holds a Masters in American Studies from Columbia University.  His studies emphasized urban history, especially relating to transit and planning.  He received his Bachelors in Cultural Studies and Political Science from the University of Minnesota.

LAURA SALADIN – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Laura Saladin holds a B.A. in Art History from The Florida State University. Her senior thesis investigated the archetype of the New Woman in United States visual culture at the turn-of-the-century, particularly in relation to new visual technologies. While earning her B.A., she was an associate of FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts. Under the guidance of the Curator of Education, she developed educational essays/packets for various exhibitions, created and lead community outreach activities, and assisted with many of the museums educational initiatives. Dedicated to pursuing a career in art and socially driven non-profits, she plans to attain a masters degree in either Art Education or Liberal Studies with a focus in non-profit institutions and organizations.

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