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.
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.
Claudine has worked as a visual journalist for the last two decades. She was managing editor of Colors Magazine at Fabrica.it and managed the editorial team and conceived the first multimedia prototypes at Lemonde.fr. She served as creative director of Magnum Photos New York, where she co-founded the digital multimedia platform Magnum In Motion. She was multimedia director of Thomson Reuters Foundation and Trust Women Conference. She also taught Interactive Storytelling and Documentary Practice at London South Bank University.
Standing at the frontiers of non-linear visual storytelling paired with ‘live anthro-pop’ research, Claudine is producer and founder at Dandy Vagabonds, an independent creative consultant, collaborating with organisations such as girleffect.org and the London-based start up research agency Revealing Reality. In 2018, she will conduct experiences, rejoining Mark Lubell, director of icp.org. Claudine is the visual strategist for Incorrigibles.
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.
Maansi Srivastava is a high school senior interested in photography, documentary, and journalism. She will attend George Washington University for photojournalism in the fall. 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.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to our former partners, interns, and volunteers:
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Development & Outreach