|ABOUT THE JURORS
Hakim Raquib is an award winning visual artist/ photographer, curator, and educator. Currently, Raquib is an artist in residence at Northeastern University’s (AAMAARP) African American Master Artists in Residence Program, where he continues to mentor and share his experiences and skills with young aspiring artists. Raquib has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.Raquib’s work is in collections at The Museum of the National Center for African American Artists, the Museum of Fine Art, De Cordova Museum, LEF Foundation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Polaroid Foundation. Cyberarts Inc. and Partners Health Care. Raquib has received several citations from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his work with youths and for his artistic achievements. In 2017, he received the Brother Thomas Fellowship Award for outstanding artistic excellence.
Ellen Jacob is an award-winning artist/photographer, curator and educator whose practice is rooted in social justice. She is a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant and Creative Engagement Grant. She is the founder of Art Justice Cohort, an exhibiting group of diverse artists. Her work has been exhibited globally, including the 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints at the University of Richmond Museums; the 5th Biennial of Fine Art Photography, Barcelona; FIF-International Photography Festival, Brazil; and the 2020 Picturing Justice Exhibition, Atlanta. She is a Josephine Herrick teaching artist and also taught at San Francisco Art Institute. She is a member of Soho Photo Gallery, New York City and holds a BFA with honors from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
ABOUT VIOLENCE TRANSFORMED Violence Transformed is an annual series of visual and performing arts events that celebrate the power of art, artists and art-making to confront, challenge and mediate violence. Violence Transformed events include visual arts exhibits and music, dance and theatrical performances hosted by multiple venues in Boston and beyond. Violence Transformed’s events include provider and artist led workshops for individual families and communities impacted by violence. During the course of this exhibit, the Transformative Action Project (TAP) of Violence Transformed will offer free of charge creative engagement workshops.