Photo courtesy of  Ashley Kauschinger.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Kauschinger.

About Melissa Kreider

Melissa Kreider is a photographer and activist currently living and working in Sarasota, Florida. Melissa spends her time as the Photography & Imaging Coordinator at the Ringling College of Art and Design and an Adjunct Instructor at New College of Florida. Melissa is a recent MFA graduate of The University of Iowa and holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Akron. Melissa’s work examines the systematic structures in place to help or harm victims of sexual and domestic assault on a micro and macro level. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. She is also the founder and curator of Don’t Smile, an online and in-print publication dedicated to showcasing photography by women artists. Click through to Don’t Smile here.