Alana Perino was born in 1988 and led a split childhood between New York City, the North Fork of Long Island, and the stretch of highway between the two.  She studied European Intellectual History and Photography at Wesleyan University, where her questions concerning the nature of belonging were only further complicated.  After working as a photojournalist in the Israeli-Palestinian territories, skeptical of the privileged nature of her stay, Alana returned to the United States.  Continually drawn to issues of land-ownership identity, she has been completing several road trips across the country to photograph “American” heritage sites.  Alana resides in Oakland, CA, where she works as a lighting technician, a photography teacher, and when time allows, as an artist.  She is still searching for home. 

A W A R D S :

•2016 - "Second Place : Photography" - Brush with Burden, Baton Rouge, LA
•2014 - "Editor's Pick : Documentary Photography" - Lens Culture Magazine
•2012 - MASA Scholarship : Isreali State-Sponsored Scholarship in Photojournalism
•2011 - Honorable Mention - Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

E X H I B I T I O N S :

•2016 - "All About Photo Awards 2016" Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA
•2016 - Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
•2016 - "Visions of the South" Burden Museum and Gardens, Baton Rouge, LA
•2016 - "3rd Annual Juried Art Show" Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA
•2015 - "Terrarium" Arbor Cafe, Oakland, CA
•2014 - "Open Seas" Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA
•2014 - "Light and Memory" A/NT Gallery, Seattle, WA
•2014 - "Home" Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
•2011 - "30 under 30" Gallery 264, Cambridge, MA
•2011 - "Southold Townshp" Zelnick Pavilion, Middletown, CT
•2010 - SVA Open Studios and Exhibit, New York, NY
•2009/2010 - College of Letters Lounge, Middletown, CT
•2009 - Studio Vermes, Paris, France
•2008 - Eclectic Society, Middletown, CT

P U B L I C A T I O N S : 

•"The Great American Myth," Edge of Humanity Magazine, 11/17
•IsraPresse, 5/15
•Bay Area Reporter, 10/14, 11/14, 1/15, 2/15, 5/15, 6/15
•"Intimacy," Feature Shoot, 7/14
•Israel 21C, 4/14
•The Times of Israel, 5/12, 6/12, 9/12, 11/12, 11/13 1/13, 3/13, 6/13, 5/14, 10/14
•Jerusalem World News 6/12
•The Jewish Press, 5/12, 5/14
•Hermes Magazine, 2/11
•Ostranenie Magazine, 12/08, 12/09
•Exposure Magazine, 12/08