Dina Kantor lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 and her BA from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She teaches photography at SVA, ICP and Adelphi University. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum in New York, the Portland Art Museum and the Southeast Museum of Photography. She is one of the recipients of the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship for 2012.
For the past few years, Dina has been documenting the town of Treece, Kansas. A former mining community, Treece is now economically and environmentally devastated. The residents are in the midst of a government-funded relocation program, so they can escape living on unstable land that is contaminated with lead. Dina is being sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance for her project in Treece.
Her clients include The Financial Times, J. Crew, Madewell and Virgin Records, among others.