Bios of the 360degrees team


Alison Cornyn is an artist and founding partner of Picture Projects. In her work, she employs various mediums including video, photography, and audio. Her installations and sites provide relational experiences for visitors in both physical and online spaces. She has worked as an art director on films in Los Angeles and New York and has extensive experience in interactive and web design as well as in building online communities. Cornyn produced an international, online dialogue for the New York Times project, Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace (1997), the first website to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has taught at City College and guest lectured about digital documentaries at New York University and other institutions. Cornyn has exhibited in Europe, South America, and the United States. She recently curated b/t*, a new media show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. The exhibition was also part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival in 2001. She has a B.A. from Connecticut College, a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU, and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. She was an artist in the Whitney Museum's ISP.

Sue Johnson worked as a documentary photographer before meeting Cornyn, a fellow student, at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Johnson's photography examines the impact of economics on rituals within different cultures including quinciñeras, pilgrimages, marriages, and debutante balls. Johnson's interactive video installation, Window Pane, was presented by Creative Time's Arts in the Anchorage in Brooklyn, New York (1997), and the Impakt Festival in Utrecht, Holland (1998). Johnson's web project Chant was awarded a Finishing Fund Grant from the Center for Experimental Television in New York and was exhibited as a physical installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida (1998). She has taught photography and new media at Harvard University and City College. She has lectured on digital documentaries in Mexico, Sweden, and Holland and is a frequent guest speaker at new media programs throughout New York City. Johnson has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Master's from New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program.

The Team

Adrienne FitzGerald has been a social worker over the last ten years, working on issues related to housing, homelessness, welfare reform, and employment. She served as the Associate Director of University Settlement's Project Home, where she developed an employment initiative for low-income families on the Lower East Side. She worked simultaneously at the individual and community level, combining counseling and advocacy with experimental group projects and community organizing. Parent programs at a pilot middle school included domestic violence intervention, meditation and alternative health groups, a food cooperative, and mobilization against the City's Work Experience Program. After receiving her degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, FitzGerald joined the Picture Projects team to explore new ways for the Internet to affect social reform.

David C. Anderson has reported on and written about criminal justice issues for the past 20 years. From 1977 to 1981, he worked as editor and publisher of Police magazine and Corrections magazine, which were supported by the Police Foundation and the Ford Foundation. From 1981 to 1993, he was an editorial writer for the New York Times specializing in criminal justice and other urban issues. For the past six years, he has worked as a freelance journalist, contributing articles to the New York Times Magazine and the American Prospect while researching and writing about criminal justice projects developed by nonprofit agencies in New York City. His books include Crimes of Justice: Improving the Police, the Courts, the Prisons; Crime and the Politics of Hysteria: How the Willie Horton Story Changed American Justice; and, most recently, Sensible Justice: Alternatives to Prison. In 1990, while at the New York Times, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Dana Greene grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and New York City, New York. She served as the Director of the Lesbian Program of the Community Health Project from 1991 to 1995. After speaking at a conference on HIV issues for women, she was invited to teach a workshop at the Bedford Hills women's correctional facility. Greene witnessed in the prison system a nexus of racism, classism, and issues of state power. She decided then to make criminal justice the new focus of her career. Greene is a doctoral student and graduate teaching fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She teaches criminal justice courses at John Jay College and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. She is focusing her studies on the sociology and philosophy of punishment. Greene is the Scholar in Residence for

Joe Richman is an award-winning independent producer and reporter for public radio. He is the creator of Teenage Diaries, in which teenagers chronicle their own lives for National Public Radio. These stories present unique perspectives on common themes such as pregnancy, racial identity, and immigration. He has also produced other Radio Diaries, including stories about the last two Civil War widows, a community of retired circus performers in Florida, and the last family farmer in Queens. Told by the overlooked and the everyday, these diaries prove not only the power of storytelling but also the importance of the individual voice. His awards include the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Casey Award for Journalism, and the Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Award. Richman worked for many years as a producer on the National Public Radio programs All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, Car Talk, and Heat. He teaches documentary radio at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Richman's latest monthlong series, Prison Diaries, will premiere on National Public Radio's All Things Considered in January 2001, in conjunction with the launch of

Hayley Downs Prior to joining Picture Projects, Downs was the PR and marketing director at Miami Light Project, the largest independent performing arts presenter in the Southeast. She has a background in documentary film production and digital editing.

Catherine Jhee comes from a background in film and video documentary and publishing. She taught documentary film theory and production at the University of Buffalo and has worked as an editor at Beacon Press, as well as Interactive Design as Cooper Union. She researches new technology and is the lead programer at Picture Projects.

Maria Finn has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a novelist and teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Hunter College, CUNY. She has designed courses in the Art and Literature of Place for the New School of Social Research. She has published fiction and non-fiction in The Chicago Review, New Letters, and the Anchorage Daily News among other places. Finn did art and photo research, writing and education for 360degrees.

Britta Frahm studied art, graphic design, and new media at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany, and designed the website for the Leipzig Opera and the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Leipzig, among others. Before joining Picture Projects, Frahm worked at Terratools in Berlin and Adaweb in New York.

Kenyatta Belcher is currently a graduate student at the Hunter School of Social Work where he is concentrating in the field of community organinzing. His last five years had been spent teaching high school world history and heading the Conflict Mediation team at the Renaissance School, a New Visions school in Jackson Heights, Queens. Kenyatta is also a long time member of Brooklyn based hiphop band, Black L.I.B.


Todd R. Clear is a Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, at the City University of New York. In 1978, he received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from The University at Albany. Previous positions include professorships at Ball State University, Rutgers University, and Florida State University, where he was also Associate Dean of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Clear has published extensively on topics of correctional policy and justice system reform. His most recent books are The Offender in the Community, published by Wadsworth, The Community Justice Ideal, by Westview, and Harm in American Penology, published by SUNY Press. Previous publications cover the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. He is currently involved in studies of religion and crime, the criminological implications of "place," and the concept of "community justice." Clear has been elected to national office in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has also served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and 5 nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those from the Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association, and the International Community Corrections Association.

Vincent Schiraldi is the founder and executive director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and its policy arm, the Justice Policy Institute. He has a 15-year history of research, public education, and direct services in the criminal/juvenile justice field. His research findings and commentaries have been covered in print and on electronic media throughout the country, including Nightline; the Today Show; the New York Times; the Washington Post; the Los Angeles Times; the Christian Science Monitor; the News Hour with Jim Lehrer; evening newscasts for ABC, CBS, and NBC; National Public Radio, CNN, and the BBC, among others. He is a regular commentator on the Washington, DC, public radio station, WAMU. Schiraldi served on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management and the National Criminal Justice Commission, and he has chaired the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission. He has also served on advisory boards to the California Commission on the Status of African American Men and the Little Hoover Commission. Vincent Schiraldi has a Master's in Social Work from New York University.

Tracy Huling is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose credits include We Are Not Who You Think We Are (1993) examining the links between victimization, substance abuse, and crime in women's lives for which she received a CINE Golden Eagle among many other national awards and Yes, In My Backyard (1998) the first documentary portrait of a prison town, now airing on public television nationwide. Ms. Huling's films are informed and inspired by her involvement in social justice work, which has included consultations with Human Rights Watch; the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and the National Criminal Justice Commission. She is the Vice President of Galloping Girls Productions, Inc., based in Freehold, New York.

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