NMDQ Team

 

Nomadique is a Brooklyn-based multimedia cooperative made up of filmmakers, photographers, journalists and musicians and consists of a small full-time staff and larger network of creative contributors.

 
Sasha Arutyunova  is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based photographer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, WSJ Magazine, TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek and The California Sunday Magazine, among other publications. In addition to her visual practice, Sasha is a co-founder of Nomadique, for which she serves as a curator and community organizer. She has also worked as camera operator and photographer for audiovisual collective Mason Jar Music since 2010. Sasha was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2017 and is a recipient of the One Club for Creativity Young Guns award. She has also been honored in American Photography 34, the PDN Photo Annual 2018, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2018. Her Instagram account won her free cupcakes for a year. You can follow her at @sashafoto.

Sasha Arutyunova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based photographer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, WSJ Magazine, TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek and The California Sunday Magazine, among other publications. In addition to her visual practice, Sasha is a co-founder of Nomadique, for which she serves as a curator and community organizer. She has also worked as camera operator and photographer for audiovisual collective Mason Jar Music since 2010. Sasha was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2017 and is a recipient of the One Club for Creativity Young Guns award. She has also been honored in American Photography 34, the PDN Photo Annual 2018, and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2018. Her Instagram account won her free cupcakes for a year. You can follow her at @sashafoto.

Katrina Sorrentino  is the co-founder of Tertulia Pictures whose debut documentary  Crossing Over  was picked up by Participant Media and Univision for their Panoramica series and won a GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary Film (Spanish Language) in 2015. As a director of photography and producer Katrina has highlighted human rights issues such as transgender equality and immigration in the US, and anti-human trafficking in the US and abroad. She produced and co-shot  Eleanor Ambos Interiors , a short documentary that premiered at SXSW. She is a current fellow in Oculus and Facebook's 'VR for Good Creator's Lab 3.0' and also served as photographer for  The Hidden , a virtual reality film that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Katrina received an MFA from the International Center of Photography and has exhibited internationally.

Katrina Sorrentino is the co-founder of Tertulia Pictures whose debut documentary Crossing Over was picked up by Participant Media and Univision for their Panoramica series and won a GLAAD Media Award for Best Documentary Film (Spanish Language) in 2015. As a director of photography and producer Katrina has highlighted human rights issues such as transgender equality and immigration in the US, and anti-human trafficking in the US and abroad. She produced and co-shot Eleanor Ambos Interiors, a short documentary that premiered at SXSW. She is a current fellow in Oculus and Facebook's 'VR for Good Creator's Lab 3.0' and also served as photographer for The Hidden, a virtual reality film that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Katrina received an MFA from the International Center of Photography and has exhibited internationally.

Jonathan Seale  was born in the flatlands of Texas and raised in the jungles of South America. After relocating to New York City in 2007, he co-founded Mason Jar Music and Nomadique, two collectives committed to fostering a community of artists in the city as well as producing work that is soulful and genuine. Following their collaboration with Grammy-winning artist Feist in 2012, Mason Jar Music was named the world's 6th most innovative music company by Fast Company Magazine. Nomadique's multi-media work has been featured by The New York Times, CNN, SXSW, and National Geographic Magazine.

Jonathan Seale was born in the flatlands of Texas and raised in the jungles of South America. After relocating to New York City in 2007, he co-founded Mason Jar Music and Nomadique, two collectives committed to fostering a community of artists in the city as well as producing work that is soulful and genuine. Following their collaboration with Grammy-winning artist Feist in 2012, Mason Jar Music was named the world's 6th most innovative music company by Fast Company Magazine. Nomadique's multi-media work has been featured by The New York Times, CNN, SXSW, and National Geographic Magazine.

Justin J Wee  is a self identifying queer and yellow photographer based in New York City by way of Australia and Malaysia. His editorial, still life, and reportage work has been published by Broadly, Nylon, Paper, Huffington Post, and Anxy, and in 2018 he was one of Refinery29's featured 'Artists in Residence' at 29Rooms in NYC. He is also one half of creative duo  Special Sauce , and is a community chef for Nomadique, as well as for Communion, a not-for-profit queer-only dinner gathering in Brooklyn that he co-founded. You can find him online at  www.justindoesthings.com , or on Instagram @djdumpling.

Justin J Wee is a self identifying queer and yellow photographer based in New York City by way of Australia and Malaysia. His editorial, still life, and reportage work has been published by Broadly, Nylon, Paper, Huffington Post, and Anxy, and in 2018 he was one of Refinery29's featured 'Artists in Residence' at 29Rooms in NYC. He is also one half of creative duo Special Sauce, and is a community chef for Nomadique, as well as for Communion, a not-for-profit queer-only dinner gathering in Brooklyn that he co-founded. You can find him online at www.justindoesthings.com, or on Instagram @djdumpling.

Andrew Michael Ellis  is a director, cinematographer, and educator who uses filmmaking as a celebration of life, and a weapon against injustice. His work has been featured by film festivals such as  Sundance , DOC NYC, and Camerimage, as well as outlets such as  CNN ,  The New York Times , and  The New Yorker . This year, his film  The Deep Place , told the story of a young boy who escaped child slavery in Ghana. It raised over a million dollars for the International Justice Mission, and garnered a Webby, Telly, Addy, and Clio Award. Andrew is currently in development on his first feature film, based off his short film  The Wild Inside , which portrays a mystical bond between a prison inmate and a wild mustang.

Andrew Michael Ellis is a director, cinematographer, and educator who uses filmmaking as a celebration of life, and a weapon against injustice. His work has been featured by film festivals such as Sundance, DOC NYC, and Camerimage, as well as outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. This year, his film The Deep Place, told the story of a young boy who escaped child slavery in Ghana. It raised over a million dollars for the International Justice Mission, and garnered a Webby, Telly, Addy, and Clio Award. Andrew is currently in development on his first feature film, based off his short film The Wild Inside, which portrays a mystical bond between a prison inmate and a wild mustang.

Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla  is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, writer, and Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. Both of his feature films highlight marginalized communities in the United States.  The Seventh Fire  (Writer, Producer, Co-Director of Cinematography) premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and screened at the Obama White House in 2016. Shane grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado with his beloved parents Mary and Roger and his sisters Jessica, Hannah, Claire, and Eve.

Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, writer, and Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. Both of his feature films highlight marginalized communities in the United States. The Seventh Fire (Writer, Producer, Co-Director of Cinematography) premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and screened at the Obama White House in 2016. Shane grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado with his beloved parents Mary and Roger and his sisters Jessica, Hannah, Claire,
and Eve.

Jimmy Chalk  is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Austin, Texas. Aside from his role as co-founder of Nomadique, his personal work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Christian Science Monitor, as well as in campaigns for non-profits organizations including Amnesty International, the World Bank and Transparency International. Jimmy loves maps, prefers cupuacu to coffee and can be found on Twitter @jimmychalk.

Jimmy Chalk is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Austin, Texas. Aside from his role as co-founder of Nomadique, his personal work has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Christian Science Monitor, as well as in campaigns for non-profits organizations including Amnesty International, the World Bank and Transparency International. Jimmy loves maps, prefers cupuacu to coffee and can be found on Twitter @jimmychalk.