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EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)                                                                                                                                                                                            New York, New York

Bachelor's Degree in Photography and Related Media                                                                                                                                                                             Expected 2023

Minors in Art History, Fashion History Theory and Culture, and Film and Media Studies

  • Dean's List 2018-2022 with GPA of 3.7

  • Kaufman G. Scholarship

Capital Area Technical Center- Photography, Graphic Design, and Printing                                                                                                                        2017-2018 Augusta, Maine

Gardiner Area High School                                                                                                                                                                                                   2014-2018 Gardiner, Maine

EXPERIENCE

Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paris, France

History of Fashion Digital Archive Intern                                                                                                                                                                                      May 2022 - Aug 2022

  • Curated the exhibition "Cultural Appropriation Through the History of Fashion" in the Paris bureau street view window.

  • Collaborated in the tasks of conservation of books and documents, and other objects related to the history of fashion (clothes, accessories, fine and applied arts)

  • Undertook condition assessments of paper works (photographs, magazines, posters, etc.)

  • Carried out the management of online database

Blush Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                                               New York, New York

Photo Director and Photographer                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feb 2022 - Jun 2022

  • Market fashion designs through creative direction of photography while maintaining integrity of Blush brand

  • Manage team of photographers and oversee all photoshoots to ensure content needed is obtained

  • Cultivate each issue as it pertains to photography of magazine

Jayne Wexler Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                              New York, New York

Business Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Feb 2020 - Current

  • Assist with lesson plans and grading for Professional Procedures and Contemporary Trends course at FIT spring semester 2020

  • Elevated images through post-production and retouching processes to meet client standards

  • Assists with lighting direction, posing, and camera equipment on photoshoots

  • Transitioned business to online for optimal functioning during pandemic

Danikah Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gardiner, Maine 

Owner/Photographer specializing in portrait and wedding photography                                                                                                                                         Aug 2014 - Jul 2021

  • Built clientele by bonding with models and ensuring a personalized product and memorable experience 

  • Generated expense reports, invoices, contracts, and media release forms

  • Hired and managed assistants on a project-by-project basis

  • Marketed business through social media, advertisements, and merchandising 

La Femme Noire, Luxury Skincare- Photographer and Retoucher                                                                                                                                Jul 2021 New York, New York  

Print FX- Print Production Specialist                                                                                                                                                                           2019-2022 New York, New York

SkillsUSA- Judge for the Maine state photography competition                                                                                                                                                   2021 Augusta, Maine

Hannah Mrakovcic- Freelance Photography Assistant                                                                                                                                                 2020-2023 New York, New York

Sunrise Photo- Retoucher, and Print Production Specialist                                                                                                                                         2020-2021 New York, New York

Silverbell Photography- Second Shooter                                                                                                                                                                              2016-2017 Gardiner, Maine

EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION

Curator of the exhibition Cultural Appropriation Through the History of Fashion at the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation                                                              Paris, France 2022

Photographer of Lucid Dreaming 12-page spread in the Phantasmic issue of Blush magazine https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/thephantasmicissue/88        New York, NY 2022

Photographer of the Front and back cover of Blush Magazines' Icon issue https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/icon_issue_blush_2022_issuu                          New York, NY 2022 

Photographer of Crying is Encouraged 10-page spread in Blush's "Icon" issue https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/icon_issue_blush_2022_issuu/8                 New York, NY 2022

Photographic installation By Myself in the group exhibition 'Untitled’ at Pomerantz Gallery                                                                                                         New York, NY 2021

Photographer of Music and Fashion six-page spread in Blush Magazine's 'The Real Issue"https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/therealissue/10                         New York, NY 2021

Photographer of Me Too 12-page spread in Noemi Magazine's Spring/Summer 2020 issue https://www.thenoemimagazine.com/magazine-issues                    New York, NY 2020

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

By Myself - Self-portrait diary expressing self-love, loneliness, spirituality, and the art of photography                                                                                                  2021- Present

Safe to Cry - Self-portraits capturing moments of intentional emotional release                                                                                                                                       2021- Present

Self Portraits with Strangers - Self-portraits capturing intimacy between artist and strangers in public                                                                                                   2021- Present

Uncovered - Nude self-portraiture in childhood home to overcome shame about nudity                                                                                                                                        2020

VIDEO PROJECTS

We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow - Dance music video depicting a romantic and sensual relationship between two women through the queer female gaze.                               2022

Strangers Meeting Without Speaking- Video art piece by Danikah Chartier. Two strangers meet and spend six hours getting to know one another without talking.                  2022

COURSEWORK

Photography: Senior Photography Seminar 1 and II,  Special Writing and Thesis Prep, Advanced Photo and Video Workshop, New Documentary Practices, Photo Concepts and Exhibition, Creative Theory and Practice, Traditional Photography, Project Development, Styling Prop and Set, Advanced Photographic Solutions, Photographic Styling, Photography Post Production, Photographic Techniques, Intro to Photography, Creative Approaches to Photography, Intro to Light,  Fundamentals of Design for Photography, Geometry and the Art of Design, Color Science for Photography, Applications of Social Media, Self Promotion and Digital Portfolio, Intro to Entrepreneurship, Professional Procedures and Contemporary Trends, Career Planning.

Art History: History of Photography, Contemporary Photo and New Media, History of Western Art/Civilization Renaissance-Modernity, American Indigenous Art and Civilization, Intro to Painting, Creative Media.

Fashion History Theory and Culture: American History through Fabric Fashion and Dress, History of Western Costume,  Clothing and Society, Youth Subcultures and Identity, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Fashion Art and Design, Life Drawing for Fashion Design, Intro to Jewlery Fabrication,

Film and Media Studies: Costume and Fashion in Film, Principles of Costume Design for Filmmakers, Intro to Film, Television Studies, Bollywood and the Making of India, Digital Editing Film and Video, Media Integration for Photo and Video, Multimedia Workshop, Digital Media Techniques, Digital Production Strategies.

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