Michna-Bales will be participating in the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. An exhibition of Through Darkness to Light will open on March 21st at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center; 6 to 8pm with an Artist Talk at 7:15pm. She will also be part of a talk on Wednesday March 22nd from 4 - 5:30pm at the Jefferson School entitled Monuments and Memory: How We Share History with Colin Rafferty author of Hallow this Ground.

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

Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta, GA has Through Darkness to Light on view through March 31st, 2017. She show was reviewed in Photograph Magazine and featured on City Lights with Lois Reitzes on WABE 90.1 Atlanta's NPR station.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas, TX is also showing Through Darkness to Light through April 15th, 2017. The show was reviewed by the Dallas Morning News art critic Rick Brettell.

A traveling exhibition of Through Darkness to Light will be on view at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in Ft. Smith AR from April 6th - May 25th, 2017. Then, it will be at the Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis, MO from June 23rd - Aug. 11th, 2017. The exhibition will travel for five years to various venues throughout the United States. 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.