TWO PROJECTS: An Overview will be shown at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery from Dec. 10th - Feb. 26th, 2017. The show is a result of Michna-Bales being awarded the 2015 PhotoNOLA Review Prize.

Princeton Architectural Press will release the book Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad in February 2017. To pre-order the book, go to

Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta, GA and Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas, TX will be showing Through Darkness to Light in February of 2017. The artist will be present at both openings and signing copies of the book of the same title.

A traveling exhibition of Through Darkness to Light launches at the Evanston History Center in Evanston, IL on Jan. 28th, 2017. It will be on view through Mar. 16th with an artist talk and book signing on Thursday, Feb. 23rd. The exhibition will travel for five years to various venues throughout the United States and Canada. Click here to see a list of the locations and dates as they currently stand.

The series Through Darkness to Light was awarded the 2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award in the Documentarians of The American South Category. 40 prints from the series will become a part of the permanent collection housed in Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Selected images from Through Darkness to Light are a part of Moving Walls 23: Journeys at Open Society Foundations.The group exhibition was originally on view in New York and is now in Washington D.C. It also features work by four other talented photographers: Shahria Sharmin, Glenna Gordon, Dionysis Kouris and Liam Maloney.

Selected images from Through Darkness to Light were on view at Denison Museum in Granville, Ohio during the Fall Semester of 2015. Various class curriculums were designed around the show. Michna-Bales was also a visiting artist to the campus during the opening.

Seven images from Through Darkness to Light were chosen to be a part of the group exhibition 'Southern Exposure: Portraits of a Changing Landscape' at The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville in Florida. The Spring 2015 show featured the work of such acclaimed photographers as William Christenberry, Sally Mann, Andrew Moore, among others.

The project Through Darkness to Light was chosen as a Finalist for the 2014 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Jeanine Michna-Bales was named to the Critical Mass Top 50 in 2014.

For her project Through Darkness to Light, Michna-Bales was named a 2014 and 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize Semifinalist from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The project also won a CENTER 2014 Choice Award.

Both Fallout and Through Darkness to Light were part of the 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography in Houston, TX., earning her a Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria.