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 interdisciplinary arts collective 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 has 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 interdisciplinary arts collective 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 has 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. 

      Jimmy Chalk  is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Brooklyn, New York. 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 Brooklyn, New York. 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.

      Andrew Ellis  creates films that highlight injustice and challenge stereotypes through humanizing, intimate storytelling with award winning cinematography. His documentary  Figure Father  grapples with the emotional challenges of reentry from prison, while his quirky comedic portrait documentary  Eleanor Ambos Interiors  flips ageism and gender stereotypes on their head. As Andrew’s films tour the film festival circuit he still values film education, having taught cinematography at New York University and created a film education program for an NGO in Southern California that works with undocumented immigrants. Andrew’s recent film  They Came at Night  combines stylized fiction filmmaking with concrete social advocacy strategy for communities devastated by war in Central Africa.

 

Andrew Ellis creates films that highlight injustice and challenge stereotypes through humanizing, intimate storytelling with award winning cinematography. His documentary Figure Father grapples with the emotional challenges of reentry from prison, while his quirky comedic portrait documentary Eleanor Ambos Interiors flips ageism and gender stereotypes on their head. As Andrew’s films tour the film festival circuit he still values film education, having taught cinematography at New York University and created a film education program for an NGO in Southern California that works with undocumented immigrants. Andrew’s recent film They Came at Night combines stylized fiction filmmaking with concrete social advocacy strategy for communities devastated by war in Central Africa.

      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.

     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.

     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.