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Founder and Artistic Director

Lee Wexler has been photographing for over twenty five years. He has had solo photographic exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Paris, France. His work is in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The French Museum of Photography, the New York City Transit Museum, and The Centre National de la Photographie in Paris. Lee's photographs have also appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, American Photographer and Art in America and on television. He has taught photography at the New School for Social Research, the Parsons School of Design, and the University of Pennsylvania. His photographs have been published in several books, including Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs, Scalo Press, Cityscapes, Columbia University Press, and Rising from the Rails, Holt Press.

Lee has been the official photographer for a variety of theatrical productions and ensembles, including productions at the Fringe Festival in NYC, The Drilling Company Repertory Theater, The Culture Project, College and Community Fellowship, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, La Mama Experimenal Theater, Theater for the New City, The Bread and Puppet Theater, Stagedoor Manor, Applause Repertory, and various independent repertories in New York City. His photographs are featured on a variety of theatrical websites.

Tim Hawkesworth is an internationally renowned artist and educator.  He grew in Ireland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1977 and has been exhibiting his art in New York since the early 1980's, as well in other cities around the country and in Europe. His work has received considerable critical attention including reviews in the New York Times, Art News, the New Yorker, the LA Times, the Boston Globe and the Irish Times. His writing has also been published by several art magazines. His work is in many public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. He is currently represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York, Peyton Wright Gallery in Santa Fe and the Taylor Galleries in Dublin. His work was recently featured in a solo exhibit at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and he is one of four Irish painters in a show titled "The Quick and the Dead" at the Dublin City Hugh Lane Museum.
Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has numerous publications on "the architecture of inclusion," institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education. Sturm is the principal investigator for a Ford Foundation grant awarded to develop the architecture of inclusion in higher education. She is currently co-chairing a working group on Transformative Leadership, as part of a Ford Foundation funded project on Building Knowledge for Social Justice. She has her BA from Brown University and her JD from Yale Law School.
Mitchell Bernard is Litigation Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group. He is also Special Counsel to the Association to Benefit Children, a nonprofit that provides service and advocacy for homeless children and their families. He is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law, where he was a Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. He was a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has written lyrics for two musicals (Snapshot, The Chosen) produced in New York City.
Constantine Contogenis is a poet and translator. His work has been anthologized in Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American: Oxford 2004-2009 (2010); Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (2008); and the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2011). His poetry collection Ikaros (Word Press, 2004) received First Prize "Open Voice Poetry Award" from Writer's Voice. He co-translated Songs of the Kisaeng: Courtesan Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty (BOA Editions, 1997) and was poet-in-residence (2000-1), Purchase College, State University of New York.

He has been published in such journals as Paris Review, Literary Imagination, TriQuarterly, Chicago Review, Cimarron Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, MacGuffin, Marlboro Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Poetry East, New Orleans Review, NY Quarterly, Speakeasy, Worcester Review, Grand Street, South Carolina Review, and Zone 3. His writing has also been featured in and Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion for public buses and trains.