Arleen Thaler
Socially Engaged Photojournalist
Marketing/PR/Social Media Specialist

PH : 1.585.705.6116
Address: 34 Third Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612

Currently: Working on Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Empire State College concentration: Photojournalism, Community Advocacy. Expected completion 2017
2016 January: Completed Bachelor of Arts; Photojournalism, Empire State College, NY
2013 December: Completed Associate Alcohol and Chemical Dependency,
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
1988 December: Completed Associate Visual Communications, Rochester, NY,
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

2014-Present: Photographer at POST Rochester Magazine; Photojournalist
2015-Present: Flower City AmeriCorps; Northwest Team Leader; Community Outreach, Social Engagement
2013-Present: Instructor, Social Reportage, The Community Darkroom; Instructor engaging students in capturing and raising an awareness of social issues in Rochester, NY.

2016 NYC Arts in Education Roundtable attendance grant
2013 Holocaust Genocide Project, Washington, DC
2012 Philanthropic Educational Opportunity (P.E.O) Award to pursue photojournalism

9/2016-2017 Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, Photography Artist in Resident


Solo Exhibitions
Unity Health, “Faces of Poverty” Rochester, NY 2016
– St. John the Evangelist, Brighton, Exhibiting “Prayer-ful Photographs of Our Poor” March 2013. New York
– Artisan Church, Brighton, “Homelessness in Rochester” May 2013. New York
– South Wedge Mission, “Street Photography of Arleen Hodge” March 2013. New York
– The Grass Roots Gallery, “Herman, Heavy and Harlem” May 2012. New York

Group Shows
Sodus, NY, “Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers”
Rochester International School, “New Americans” August 2016 Rochester, NY
– Asbury Church, “Poverty in Rochester” May 2016 Rochester, NY
– Image City Gallery, “Barakoa” June 2015 Rochester, NY
– The Community Darkroom, “Farm to Table” November 2015 Rochester, NY
– The Community Darkroom, Rochester,  “The New Americans” October 2014 Rochester, NY
– The Community Darkroom, Rochester,  “Rochester Raw” September 2013 Rochester, NY

Projected Exhibitions
– Roberts Wesleyan College, “Childhood Poverty” March 2017
– Roncone’s, “Life on Lyell” Late Autumn 2016

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