Dina Kantor is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn. Her work explores the ways in which the camera contributes to our understanding of identity and community.
Dina is a 2016 fellow in photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She received the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant in 2012, and was a 2013-2014 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow. In 2014, she was awarded a residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Dina has also received grants from the Kansas Humanities Council, the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Finlandia Foundation National. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum in New York, the Portland Art Museum and the Southeast Museum of Photography. Dina holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BA from the University of Minnesota.
For the past few years, Dina has been documenting the town of Treece, Kansas. A former mining community, Treece is now economically and environmentally devastated. The residents are in the final stages of a government-funded relocation program, so they can escape living on unstable land that is contaminated with lead. Dina is being sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance for her project in Treece.
Her clients include The Financial Times, J. Crew, Madewell, Apollo Magazine and Virgin Records, among others.