Kisha Bari is a Jackson Heights-based photographer from Australia who is passionate about capturing people through portraiture and visual storytelling. With a background in commercial photography, but a focus on social advocacy, Kisha has had the opportunity to photograph an array of subjects, from behind-the-scenes of the Women’s March and Native American Leaders to world-renowned ballet dancers and rock stars.
Ann Romero de Córdoba (吴安恬）was born in Grand Rapids, MI, and lives in Jackson Heights. She has a BA in art history and visual arts from Princeton University, an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MA in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has shown her work in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Boston, Cleveland, and Portland, OR. Most recent local exhibitions include “Urban Dance” and “Pairings” at Plaxall Gallery, and a selection of her work on motherhood, “Other People’s Babies,” is currently on view at Astoria Coffee. Ann is the recipient of a 2019 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant, and has completed residencies at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH (2016) and Lijiang Studio in Yunnan Province, China (2008). Ann’s work explores the intersection of portraiture, nature, and narrative, particularly as they relate to women and children.