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
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
Installation of Self-Portraits with Strangers in the group exhibition Before I leave at the Museum at FIT https://fitphoto2023.cargo.site/Danikah-Chartier New York, NY 2023
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
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
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
Photography and Related Media: 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, Digital Media Techniques, Digital Production Strategies, Multimedia Workshop, Media Integration for Photo and Video
COSTUME DESIGN AND FASHION HISTORY CLASSWORK
Fashion art and design: conceptual high fashion collection of five ensembles.
Invented world costume design for eight principal characters in the book Malice.
Jane Eyre- period costume design for seven principal characters in different classes in 1930s midwest America.
Influence TV pilot- modern dress costume design for Bradford- “the aging queer tarot card reader from NYC.”
Costume styling in modern dress for the same actor as two contrasting characters in different genre films.
Vida costume design written analysis.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire costume design analysis.
Sense and Sensibility costume design analysis.
Dune costume design analysis
Yohji Yamamoto’s socially conscious fashion design analysis
Korina Emmerich’s slow indigenous fashion brand design analysis
The Beat Generation as a Subculture and their means of communication through Fashion- a research paper
Rave Subculture Resistance through Fashion- a research paper
The Black Plague vs. the Coronavirus- How Fashion Responds to a Health Crisis- a research paper
Fashion as a Unifier and Divider of Society Throughout the History of Western Fashion- a research paper