Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a Sri Lankan-American photographer and filmmaker whose projects connect personal stories to larger themes of migration, identity and movement as activism. Her subject collaborators are primarily women whose stories are ignored by the mainstream media. Ms. Samuel has produced short films for UNICEF and has also been associate producer on several documentary films for PBS FRONTLINE.  In addition to creating her own work, she presents artists through her nomadic series, Visionaries.  She is currently the Director of Anastasia Photo, a gallery specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism.  Ms. Samuel completed her B.A. in Anthropology at New York University in 1998 and subsequently was a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Dominica.  She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2005.