The Evidence of Things Seen and Unseen Lecture and Book Signing with Jeanine Michna-Bales and Clarissa Sligh took place at The National Gallery of Art on May 20, 2018. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. 


Arnika Dawkins Gallery had Through Darkness to Light on view at The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD at Pier 94 in New York City from April 5 - 8, 2018. Booth 710. 

PDNB Gallery, booth 523, will also had several images on display from Through Darkness to Light.


  Fallout: The Psychological Impact of the Cold War on America, circa 1960  was selected as one of the   Top 50 for Critical Mass 2017.

Fallout: The Psychological Impact of the Cold War on America, circa 1960 was selected as one of the Top 50 for Critical Mass 2017.


Through Darkness to Light was the visual component of The Toronto North Star Festival August 8-13th, 2017. The Festival featured The Harriet Tubman Institute, The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Ballet Creole, and the Yale Alumni Chorus. 

Until I understand where I am, I can’t get to where I am going. This is the value of a compass when we are out walking or hiking and need to know we’re going in the right direction. But we also have an internal North Star. It’s that little nudge that tells us if we are on the right path to fulfilling our potential, or on the wrong path wasting energy traveling somewhere we don’t need to go. So my advice to you is, pull out that compass every once in a while and make sure you are navigating in the right direction on your journey.
— John C. Maxwell

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Through Darkness to Light was selected to be a part of the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. An exhibition of the series opened at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center with an Artist Talk and Book Signing and was on view through June 30, 2017. Michna-Bales also participated in a panel discussion with Colin Rafferty author of Hallow this Ground and was a visiting artist at two area high schools.


Princeton Architectural Press released Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad in April 2017. The book and various exhibitions of the series have received extensive media coverage including articles from In Sight from The Washington Post, The New York Times Lens Blog, The Los Angeles Times, O Magazine and others.


Through Darkness to Light was selected for the 2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award: Documentarians of The American South from Duke University. Forty images from the series are part of the permanent collection of the David M. Rubinstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.


 

As part of the 2015 New Orleans Photo Alliance PhotoNOLA Festival Jeanine Michna-Bales was awarded the top Portfolio Review Prize by reviewers that included photography curators, editors, publishers, gallery owners and other industry professionals.


Jeanine Michna-Bales was named to the 2014 Critical Mass Top 50 for the project Through Darkness to Light from Photolucida.

I am delighted to be working with Jeanine Michna-Bales after having the pleasure of reviewing her work [in Critical Mass] last year. I am grateful for Photolucida facilitating the introduction and look forward to her solo show here at the gallery February 2017!
— Arnika Dawkins (Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery)

  Michna-Bales was awarded a Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria  by juror Malcolm Daniel as part of the  32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition  at Houston Center for Photography in 2014. 

Michna-Bales was awarded a Beth Block Juried Membership Honoraria by juror Malcolm Daniel as part of the 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition at Houston Center for Photography in 2014. 


 

Through Darkness to Light was awarded First Place in the Gallerist's Choice category by juror Steffi Schulze in the CENTER 2014 Choice Awards resulting in a scholarship to Review Santa Fe.

© 2017 Jeanine Michna-Bales