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March 29th, 2013

Meet our Photography Fellowship Winners

Congratulations to Julieve Jubin, Michael Vahrenwald, Melissa Hacker, and Dina Kantor on being selected for a Saltonstall residency!


Julieve Jubin received her MFA from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. She is a photo-based artist working with digital and experimental approaches to the image. She has exhibited her work in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Her work is in the collection of the New York University Law School, the Peddler Foundation, and several private collections.

She has taught at The Cooper Union School of Art, the International Center of Photography, Purdue University, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Julieve will be showing her work at the June 9 Open House.

Michael Vahrenwald is a photographer born in Davenport, Iowa. He lives in New York City. He studied fine art at The Cooper Union and Yale University.

His work has been shown at a variety of venues including the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Yale School of Architecture and the Nerman Museum.

Michael teaches Photography at The Cooper Union, and The Hartford Art School. His work has been published in Blind Spot, Camera Austria, Flash Art and Businessweek.

Michael will be showing his work at the July 14 Open House.

This year we welcome Melissa Hacker as our first filmmaker-in-residence.

Melissa Hacker is a film and video maker who works with themes of memory, history, family and loss. Melissa made her directing debut with the documentary film My Knees Were Jumping; Remembering The Kindertransports, which was short-listed for Academy Award nomination, screened in film festivals internationally, and aired on PBS, the Film Four Channel in the UK, and the Sundance Channel.

Letters Home, a 3 channel video, is screening at film festivals, and Melissa’s video Venus, an exploration of an 18th century wax model in Vienna, was featured in the 2011 group exhibition "Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art," in New York. Melissa is working on Ex Libris, an animated documentary:

Melissa grew up in New York City and works as a freelance film editor and itinerant adjunct professor, currently at Hunter College, CUNY.

Melissa will be screening her work at the August 18 Open House.

Dina Kantor received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 and her BA from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She teaches photography at the School of Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, and Adelphi University.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum in New York, the Portland Art Museum and the Southeast Museum of Photography.

Dina is a recipient of a 2012 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship, and is a 2013-2014 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow.

Dina will be showing her work at the September 22 Open House.