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Lauren Mueller 2017-2018

Lauren Mueller is a documentary filmmaker and a recent graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. She is the recipient of the 2016 Kodak Student Scholarship Gold Award for her docu-fiction piece, The Gibbons of Santa Clarita, which Lauren developed into a feature-length film titled, Huro Huro. For Lauren, documentary filmmaking is instrumental […]


Rahima Rahi 2017-2018

The multimedia art of Rahima Rahi (she/he/they) functions as a continuous experiment with form, relationships, theory, and identity. Her work spans autobiography, collaborative social documentary, experimental video, installation, reflective/theoretical discourse, and text-based approaches. In her work, Rahi experiments with ways to effectively shift the power she holds as a filmmaker over to the community, while […]


Lauren Henschel Receives Funding to Extend Fellowship Project

2016-2017 Hine Fellow Lauren Henschel has received funding to continue her fellowship project through 2018. Henschel’s project was a digital photography course at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY which used photography as a medium to understand identity, community and the world around us. The class was taught to 11 South Brooklyn youth and culminated in a book and […]


Jenny Stratton receives Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Jenny Stratton, who was given an “Inspirational Leadership” award by partner organization Children’s Aid and Family Services of New Jersey. The award recognized her for her “positive impact with our clients and all of us” at CAFS.  


Lauren Henschel 2016-2017

Lauren sees documentary arts as a catalyst for empathy. Diagnosed in 2009 with psoriatic arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease, she turned to her art as an escape.  Instead she discovered a way to express her struggle, and people listened. Lauren’s journey through pain inspired her to turn her lens and soul outward – attempting to […]


Jenny Stratton 2016-2017

We photograph from who we are. Jenny Jacklin Stratton’s work springs largely from her migratory upbringing in the Naval Special Warfare community. Over the years her inclination to know more about her own family and surroundings has evolved into a means to engage deeply and share stories with others. Her work often involves long-form collaborations; […]


Introducing the 2016-2017 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows!

We’re excited to announce that Kamal Badhey, Lauren Henschel, and Jenny Stratton will be the 2016-2017 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows in New York City. Read more about the Fellows and where they’ll be working on the CDS Porch blog.


With Great Appreciation to WILFREDO PEDRERO

by Brenna Cukier “Describe Freddie in one word.” This was the question I asked all of Freddie’s nearest and dearest, AKA: his co-workers at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. Each time, the recipient of the question took a moment to reflect before carefully selecting a word. These were a few of their […]


Super Freddie

By Brenna Cukier “Here, that’s Fu Manchu…you know him? And that’s Spock from the Starship Enterprise…just came out of my head. This one I didn’t get to finish…” Two tan and weathered hands flick through a stack of pen drawings on printing paper. “This is our co-worker…she doesn’t work with us any more. This is Wonder […]


Hine Fellows Exhibit at Photoville 2015

This week, 2014-15 Hine Fellows Amanda Berg and Sarah Stacke will be presenting their fellowship work at Photoville in NYC, alongside photographs from former Fellows Noah Hendler, Kate Joyce, Emma Raynes, and Amanda Van Scoyoc. If you’re local, we hope to see you there!


Newspaper Squad

By Amanda Berg My dad tells a story about the scars on his knees. He learned to play baseball on the asphalt lot behind his school. For years he played on that blacktop, with chalk marks for bases and a chain link fence as the boundary. A slide into home meant a bloody knee. When he […]


HineSight, Fellow Natalie Minik’s multimedia website

  HineSight: Seven Years of Lewis Hine Fellowships in Boston is a project created by 2013–14 Hine Fellow Natalie Minik. Her five multimedia pieces revisit Hine Fellowship projects from the years the program worked with nonprofits in Boston. In creating the works, Natalie explored the effects of former Hine Fellows’ documentary work on the individuals and families […]


2015-2016 Hine Fellows Announced

We’re excited to announce that Brenna Cukier, Laura Doggett, and Nicholas Pilarski will be the 2015-2016 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows in New York City. Read more on the CDS Porch blog.


Sarah Stacke featured on John Edwin Mason: Documentary, Motorsports, Photo History

We’re excited to share that an interview with 2014-2015 Hine Fellow Sarah Stacke is featured on photographer and historian John Edwin Mason’s blog: Sarah Stacke: Love from Manenberg


The Vow

By Cameron Zohoori Riqie Wainaina works in the Workforce Development Program at UTEC, spending most of his days in the mattress recycling crew. He travels to a warehouse in Lawrence, MA each day with the rest of the crew, under the supervision of two UTEC staff. There they dismantle and prepare discarded mattresses for recycling, […]


Article by Amanda Van Scoyoc in Contexts Magazine

In news articles about teen pregnancy, we rarely see the faces or hear the voices of young women. How does becoming a young mother affect them? How do they view their lives? What advice would they give to others? I spent a year exploring these questions in Chelsea, a primarily immigrant, low-income neighborhood near Boston, […]