Alison Cornyn is an interdisciplinary artist whose work often focuses on the criminal justice system. Merging photography, media, and technology, she creates engaging environments, both online and as physical installations. She is a founding partner and the 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, which it does through the investigation of complex stories from multiple perspectives. She has worked extensively on large scale collaborative projects and is Creative Director of the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, States of Incarceration at the New School’s Humanities Action Lab, the Prison Public Memory Project (co-founder), and Incorrigibles. Her work has received numerous awards including a Peabody Award, the Gracie Allen Award for Women in Media, the Online News Association’s Award for Best Use of Multimedia, the Batten Award for Innovation, the National Press Club Award, and the Webby Award for net.art. Cornyn teaches at SVA’s Design for Social Innovation MA program and has previously taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Her works have been shown at public art and new media festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, IDFA in Amsterdam, and the University of Michigan.
Digital Media Producer
Nupur is a transmedia artist and designer. She has ten years of experience working in graphic design, exhibition design, photography, filmmaking, branding and documentary work. Prior to living in the United States she founded and ran a visual communication studio in New Delhi, India with three other partners. Mathur is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design where she focused on the study of images and representation, specifically the event of photography and how images affect how we share the world with one another. In her practice she uses technology and media to tell stories about the urgent social issues of our times. Mathur is a member of the artist collective Radha May.
Kathleen Hulser is a public historian who manages cultural projects and teaches at Pace University and Guttman Community College in New York City. She is currently working on a transmedia/exhibition project about an early 20th century caricaturist, “Rediscovering Kate Carew,” as well as worked on an exhibition about World War I Volunteers. As long time public historian for the New-York Historical Society, she helped curate shows on Slavery in New York and Nueva York. She currently serves part-time as curator at the Museum of the American Gangster. Hulser helps to bring historical insights into the present day for active and informed reflection on social policy which empowers young women to engage in transforming their own lives. Hulser is the public historian for Incorrigibles.
Communications and Outreach
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 the arts 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.
Eliza Petty recently earned her B.A. in human rights from Bard College. Her senior thesis examined the tensions that have persisted within the implementation of state and federal interventions into domestic violence in the United States. While completing her four years at Bard, she interned at several local domestic violence agencies, researching contemporary domestic violence prevention methods and providing resource services to adult survivors of domestic violence and and sexual assault. Eliza also interns part-time at the Correctional Association of New York in Manhattan.
Becca Breslaw is a senior at Barnard College majoring in Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has previously worked as a labor organizer and court advocate, and is currently employed at the Columbia University Oral History Archive. Becca is interested in the intersection of archiving and social justice, and is eager to dive in the stories of women and girls that were detained at the New York Training School for Girls.
Maansi Srivastava is a high school senior interested in photography, documentary, and journalism. She brings her enthusiasm for social and youth justice to our project. Now she is diving into the lives of the young women at the New York State Training School for Girls.
DOMINIQUE DA SILVA
Dominique is currently on a gap year to travel and to gain a deeper understanding of the prison system and its intersection with social justice. She will then attend Barnard College in the fall. Dominique is interested in human rights, intersectional feminism, and the arts. She is excited to start working with Incorrigibles to learn more about the women at the New York Training School for Girls.
Samantha Hammer earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in European Studies and received her Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She utilizes ethnography and design thinking to find ways to meet people’s needs in context and address the roots of complex social challenges. Samantha will be applying these skills to her research on the administrative structure of the New York Training School for Girls.
Development & Outreach