Rebecca Greenstein, is the Founder and Director of Opera Moderne. A Soprano herself, Rebecca holds two degrees in the arts, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Musical Theatre from Texas State University. She has studied all aspects of music and theatre from stage lighting, costuming, hair and make-up to stage direction, theatre management and contract negotiations. Rebecca has performed with leading companies including The National Lyric Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre and the National Theatre in Szeged, Hungary. In addition to Opera Moderne, Rebecca is also the Founder and Director of The Hot Box Girls -- New York City’s Premier All-Singing All-Dancing Burlesque Troupe. Given their engaging line ups and fresh productions, both Opera Moderne and The Hot Box Girls have been top critics picks from the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York.
Tirtzah Bassel is an Israeli artist currently living and working in New York City. She works in oil, intaglio, digital sketch apps and duct tape! Tirtzah studied drawing and painting at the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel, and earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Boston University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. Europe and Israel and has been featured in the New York Daily News, ynet, Hyperallergic, Speaker’s Lab, and the Forward. She is the recipient of a 2011-2012 LABA Fellowship at the 14th Street Y in New York City and currently serves as a resident artist of the Chashama Visual Arts Program in Brooklyn.
Benjamin Lowy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. He received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and began his career covering the Iraq War in 2003. Since then he has covered major stories worldwide. In 2004 Lowy attended the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, he was named in Photo District News 30 and his images of Iraq were chosen by PDN as some of the most iconic of the 21st century. Lowy has received awards from World Press Photo, POYi, PDN, Communication Arts, American Photography, and the Society for Publication Design. Lowy has been a finalist for the Oskar Barnak Award, a finalist in Critical Mass, included in Magenta Flash Forward 2007, as well as the OSI Moving Walls 16 exhibit. His work from Iraq, Darfur, and Afghanistan have been collected into several gallery and museum shows, and shown at the Tate Modern, SF MOMA, Houston Center for Photography, Invalides, and Arles. His work from Darfur appeared in the SAVE DARFUR media campaign. In 2011 Lowy's Iraq | Perspecitves work was selected by William Eggleston to win the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The book is currently available in stores now. In 2012, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency fund to continue his work in Libya. In the same year, he received the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism. Lowy is based in New York City. He is currently editorially represented by Reportage by Getty Images.