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Marisa Scheinfeld

Lecturer of Photography

Marisa Scheinfeld was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Catskills. She received her B.A. from the State University at Albany in 2002 and her MFA from San Diego State University in 2011. Her work is motivated by an interest in the landscape and its embedded histories, both apparent and hidden and largely about the passage of time.

Marisa’s photographic projects and books are among the collections of the Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The Center for Jewish History, The National Yiddish Book Center, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life at UC Berkeley, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and The Edmund and Nancy K. Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Marisa is a frequent guest lecturer and her photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the United States and in the UK. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Village Voice and American Photography.

On October 4, 2016, Cornell University Press released her first book entitled The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland. Marisa is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography and working on her second book.

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Representative Courses

A Social History of Photography

Sophomore Seminar

Lens and Time

Digital Photography II: Advanced Imaging and Printing