Photographer and Writer
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 
Represented by sepiaEYE gallery, NYC
Founder/Blogger, Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History, est. 2007


Hard To Place, Booklyn Art Space (Brooklyn, NY), 2016
Inherited Patterns, NYPL Picture Collection (New York, NY), 2014 - 2015
The Namesake Series
The Project Space at Corridor Gallery/RUSH Arts (Brooklyn, NY), 2014
Trust Your Struggle, 
Sweet Lorraine Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), 2014
Dead Ringers
, ICP-Bard MFA Studio Gallery (Long Island City, Queens), 2013 


Resolution is not the point., Photo50 @ London Art Fair (UK), 2018
Relative Material, NURTUREart (Brooklyn, NY), 2017
Bounce, sepiaEYE Gallery (New York, NY), 2017
Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All
, Chashama (New York, NY), 2017
Elective Affinities: A Library, 205 Hudson Gallery (New York, NY), 2017

, sepiaEYE Gallery (New York, NY) 2016
Welcome: Page by Page, CPW (Woodstock, NY), 2016

On Being Black
, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, (Atlanta, GA), 2015
No Sleep Til BerlinJosty Gallery (Germany), 2015 
SPE Multi Cultural Caucus Film and Video Festival (New Orleans, LA), 2015
Post Partum Party,
Rhombus Space (New York, NY), 2014
4th Annual Lagos Photo Festival
, “The Megacity and the Non City” (Lagos, Nigeria), 2013
The Photographic Self, Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), 2013
Enter As Above (MFA Group Show), ICP School (New York, NY), 2013
Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts (Cleveland, OH) 2012
Connections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco, CA), 2009

Women as Witness group show, TI Art Studios (Brooklyn, NY), 2015

BOOKS (Self Published)

Hard To Place, Printed by Conveyor Arts, 2016
How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood
(2nd Edition), Secretary Press, 2015 
Some Kind of War,
Handmade Book, 2013
How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood
, Co-edited w/Michi Jigarjian, Secretary Press, 2012
Indivisible - Part I and Part II, Self-published Blurb book, 2012  


Photographing the Times: Identity, Migration and Displacement, London Art Fair (UK), 2018
Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography, Dillon+Lee Gallery, (New York, NY), 2017
Women in Photography and Filmmaking
Panel, ICP (New York, NY), 2016
Fast Forward: Women in Photography Conference, Tate Modern (London, UK), 2015
Artists Talk on Art Panel (New York, NY), 2015
Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event, NYPL (New York, NY), 2015
Curating Culture: Encouraging and Sharing Diverse Voices in Photography, Film Forum (New York, NY), 2014
Photography and Cultural Identity Seminar, International Center for Photography (New York, NY), 2014
Artist Talk with Sonia Louise-Davis hosted by Renee Cox, RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), 2014


A Correspondence Between Marcia Michael and Qiana Mestrich, Contact Sheet 192 (Light Work), 2017
Guest Blogger, Baxter St/Camera Club of New York, 2017
Rhizomes issue 29:
Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, blackness and the discourses of Modernity, 2016

Commentary for Nueva Luz, Vol. 19 No. 2, 2015 
Profile on Artist Alana Clarke, ARC Magazine, Issue 8, 2013
Commentary for Nueva Luz, Vol. 16 No. 3, photo journal of En Foco, 2012
Ayana V. Jackson interview, ZAM magazine (Amsterdam, NL), 2012
Interview with Lorna Simpson, Aliem magazine, 2012
Profile on Marcia Michael, exposure, Journal of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), 2012
Guest Blogger, NY Photo Festival Blog, 2012
"Chester Higgins Jr. and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn in Conversation with Qiana Mestrich", exposure, Journal of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), 2010
Guest Blogger – Black Star RisingBlog of Black Star photo agency, 2009 

PUBLICATIONS (Commerical Photography)

Cuisine Noir Magazine (Oakland, CA), 2013 - 2015
Palisade Magazine (New York), 2007
SIRIUS Satellite Radio website & marketing promotions, 2006-2008
The Journal News (NYC), 2006
Metro, (NYC) 2005 


Ideas Series Interview, Photoworks, 2018
Visual Arts Journal
, School of Visual Arts Magazine, Spring 2017
"Gaining Identity Through the Archive", Afterimage, Vol. 44, no 1 & 2, 2016
Lenscratch, 2016
Mixed Roots Stories February Commons, 2016
The LPV Show Podcast Interview - Episode 3.4, 2016
"How Do Artists Juggle Motherhood & Art?", Mater Mea, 2015
"Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library, The Library as Incubator Project, 2014
"50 Awesome Photography Websites
", Feature Shoot, 2014
Conversation Thread #1 with Nandita Raman, CCNY/Baxter St Blog, 2014
Interview for The Candid Frame Podcast, 2012
Cruel and Unsual Exhibition Newspaper Catalogue, Noorderlicht, 2012's f100, 2011 Interview, 2011
Brooke, Pete, “Get to Know Our Favorite Photo Bloggers”, Raw File (photo blog of Wired magazine), 2010


Associate Director, Digital Content & Engagement, ICP (New York, NY) 2014 - 2016
Teaching Assistant (Digital Photo I), 
School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) 2012
Digital Archivist,
 ICP Collections (NYC) 2012  
Web Developer, Camera Club of New York (NYC) 2012
Studio Assistant, Hank Willis Thomas Studio (NYC) 2012
Digital Consultant, Matthew Baum Photography (NYC) 2011-Present 
Digital Archivist, ICP Library (NYC) 2011
BloggerDodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History 2007-Present


IPPIE Award for Print Media (En Foco’s Nueva Luz journal), CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 2013
Director's Fellowship, International Center for Photography, 2011-2013


M.F.A. International Center for Photography-Bard College (NYC) 2013
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY) 1999