About the Artist

MBMPhoto by Lauren Frohne, The Boston Globe Mary Beth Meehan is a photographer and educator who is committed to meaningful, in-depth explorations of her own communities, with a particular emphasis on immigration, culture, and change. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She was one of the first photojournalists in the country to have her own weekly photo-and-text column, entitled "Our Times," which was published in The Providence Journal and nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. Other honors include awards from Onward '11, Pictures of the Year International, and the National Conference for Community and Justice. Her work has received financial support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

Meehan directs the "Documenting Cultural Communities" photography project at the International Charter School, and teaches documentary photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston.

Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Meehan earned a degree in English from Amherst College and a Master of Arts in photojournalism from the University of Missouri. She lives in Providence, RI.

To see more of her work, please visit her website at www.marybethmeehan.com or email her at .