Ayelet Pearl, a graduate of Barnard College and native of Queens, passionately documents the lives that surround her through exceptional photography. She uses photography to create a composite of experiences, culling them to learn about and demonstrate the way in which diverse members of communities may influence academic, political, and social fields. Her photography projects demonstrate her ability to use the medium as a platform that allows for individuals to speak for themselves, while balancing the voice of the subject with aesthetic and linguistic consistency, and quality standards. Ayelet Pearl was a News Photo Deputy Editor and senior staff photographer for the Columbia Daily Spectator, photographer for the Barnard Communications department, a photographer and writer for Licensed to Liquor, and has worked for hire at private events. Previous projects that she created – including Shivim Panim (Seventy Faces) at the Columbia Hillel, and Faces of Barnard at Barnard College – and her current exhibition, Nonagenarians: A Celebration at 90, catapulted Ayelet’s photography from pastime to a specialized expression of community engagement. Her upcoming project, Beyond Esther, is a collection of interviews and photographs with Jewish women across the world that explores the various facets of female Jewish identity. Resume and sample event photographs are available upon request.