About the Author

Leona Strassberg Steiner lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. Leona was a professional modern dancer who turned to photography while documenting her student’s performances. After living in Israel for 27 years she returned to the United States in 2001, earning her BFA in Photography from New Jersey City University. Recently she opened Alley Arts, an after school art program for children in the neighborhood. Her experiences from residing in Israel and the United States are what propel her photographic projects, which look at memories, displacement, transitions, and land.