Belenna Mesa Lauto is currently a professor of photography at St. John’s University in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and also internationally in Spain, France, Columbia and Argentina. Belenna has lectured and written extensively on the medium of photography and is actively involved in using the photographic medium as a way of heightening creative activity in the community. Her work aims to invite contemplation of the self in both the physical and spiritual realms.
" I work simultaneously with both documentary and mixed media projects, believing that all serious work is an on-going process that requires great discipline, dedication and passion. Art making…and life, for that matter, have similar objectives. They both evolve and improve when we aim to grow and learn from experiences that come from doing the work, putting it out there, and sharing it with others."