Jeanny Tsai is a photographer, filmmaker, storyteller, and a lover of life. She has a passion for photographing people and cultures that express their devotion to the divine through rituals and celebrations in different forms. She has spent extended time photographing in indigenous communities worldwide with a recent focus in Brazil and the US. She has been documenting in communities in the Brazilian Amazon where the construction of dams, deforestation, and illegal land seizure threatens traditional ways of life and published a fine art photography book, Retratos do Recôncavo, which was shot entirely in the interior of Bahia, Brazil. She also recently photographed a portrait series of Native American cultural lineage holders from multiple First Nations in North America. Her work has appeared in magazines and in private collections. Jeanny also directs and produces documentary programs for television and theatrical release.
Photographer, yogi, mystic, dancer, mother, wife… Jill Goldman wears all of these labels and personas at different times and she has a special relationship with each one as the lines between personas blur and a beautiful synergy combines to allow magic to manifest of its own. Creating an intimate, beautiful image is not something she does alone. It is a collaboration between her, the photographer, and the person being photographed. Without the dance between the two, there is no magic. Jill attended Massachusetts College of Art for her Masters of Fine Arts in photography. Her meditation and yoga practice follow her off the mat and cushion to join her behind the camera and in all other areas of her life.
She is voraciously passionate and curious about many things...she loves to listen, to share, to understand and to fully participate.
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Marina Dominguez is originally from Argentina, Buenos Aires. A few years ago, she met the Berkshires and she fell completely in love with the place. She studied labor relations at the University of Buenos Aires and always worked in areas related to workers' rights because she loves to help everyone from the underprivileged to the less favored. Through her art she hopes to empower and honor women. Learn more at marinadominguezcoach.com.
Krysia Kurzyca was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where she attended art schools for six years and became a successful jewelry designer. Since moving to the United States she has applied her skills and sensibilities to children's book illustration, graphic design, painting, and photography. She has recently added video to her arrays of artistic expressions. Her paintings, prints, and photography have been shown and sold to private collectors. She currently resides in Great Barrington, MA, where she runs a
CSA herb farm.
Peggy Reeves has a Masters Degree in Art Education and a 31 year career as an arts administrator and classroom teacher in NYC, Long Island and the Berkshires. Upon retirement, she focused on photography specializing in the theater and the fine arts showing widely in Columbia and Berkshire counties. Her work is in the collection of the Berkshire Museum and many private collections. She is represented by 510 Warren Street Gallery in Hudson, NY. More of her work can be seen at peggyreevesphoto.com.
Sabine Vollmer von Falken lives and works in the Berkshires, Massachusetts since 1977.
She has created lyrical and personal statements about people and places for almost five decades. Her photographs reveal the essential and often hidden emotional core of her subjects. Her approach is creative, innovative, and spontaneous. Her work has been collected into several private collections and featured in numerous galleries and
publications. Pooja’s important project –
Rites of Passage - was a wonderful fit.
Sabine is represented by Lisa Vollmer Gallery, Great Barrington, MA since 2016.
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David Benson has been taking pictures of small events and parties for the past decade. His pictures have appeared in Time Out NY and the New York Times. He has also shot many musicians in concert including The Strumbellas, Guided By Voices and The Black Keys. For David, taking photos of the Rites of Passage installation was an honor and a privilege.
As a cinematographer and photographer, being behind the camera allows Eva to be at the forefront of new emerging companies that are led by visionaries and thought leaders. From sustainably driven music festivals in Iceland to design thinking strategies in Nicaragua, she had been exposed to different industries across sectors. This on-the-road adventure has helped her think outside of herself, connect the dots more effectively, and grow as a storyteller. As a freelancer based in New York, she/they balance many different roles as Photographer, Cinematographer,
Project Manager, and Video/Photo Editor. Explore Eva's work at everystory.studio
Cindy L. Parrish is the founding co-director of Heroic Productionz, an educational media, curriculum guide production, and consulting company. Heroic Productionz has produced, to date, two award-winning educational projects, MAGIC PLANET, and HEROIC GIRLZ directed by Meg Agnew and co-written by Cindy with four 11-year-old girls. HEROIC GIRLZ, the movie, and its accompanying documentary, MAKING HISTORY, were written and directed by Cindy and have won numerous awards and screened at many venues including the Women’s Rights Convention National Park in Seneca Falls, NY and at the 2009 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She is also the author of a dozen screenplays.