Arleen Thaler

2016 Photography & Digital Arts Resident

Arleen Thaler is a socially engaged photojournalist based out of Rochester, NY. She received her BA in Photography from Empire State College (ESC) and is currently working towards a Master's in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Photojournalism and Community Advocacy at ESC. She specializes in immersive photography spending months getting to know her subjects on an intimate level, gaining their trust while sharing their story visually. Photographing for POST Rochester magazine and most recently added to the list of photographers working with the Focal Point Project in NYC, it is her hope to elicit conversation and raise an awareness surrounding social issues.