Nina is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, author and educator. Her wide-ranging work looks at American politics, militarism, post violence trauma and resilience. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 venues from the security walls at the Za’atari refugee camp to the Whitney Museum Biennial. She is the author of Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, portraits and interviews with wounded American veterans, Homeland, an exploration of the militarization of American life post September 11, and most recently, An autobiography of Miss Wish, a story told with a survivor of sexual violence and reported over 25 years.
Her work has been recognized with awards in art and journalism from the New York Foundation for the Art, the World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, the Open Society Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Hasselblad. She is a member of the photography and film collective NOOR images and a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she directs the photography program. She lives in her hometown of New York City.