About


Melissa Smyth is a law student in New York City and also works as an editor and blogger for Warscapes magazine.


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Publications & Exhibitions

Mar. 2016: This Cup of Absence, Devin Kelly & Melissa Smyth, Anchor & Plume Press, edition of 150

Oct. 2015: Lay Lady Lay featured in Huffington Post: "Woman's Haunting Self-Portraits Pair Bob Dylan Lyrics With Texts From Her Abusive Ex" by Alanna Vagianos

Sept. 2015: "Images of Inequality" group exhibition at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law.

Apr. 2015: No Grand Design: Photographs from the Bronx, BOAAT Journal, Issue 5, 

Mar. 2015: Lay Lady Lay in "Art as Activism" group exhibition & performance hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

May 2013: No Grand Design: Photographs of the Bronx in group thesis exhibition at Fordham University Lincoln Center's Center Gallery.

May 2013: No Grand Design: Photographs of the Bronx, 2012-2013, self published at blurb

Apr. 2013: Photographs from the Bronx, solo exhibition at Bronx African American History Project's 10th anniversary celebration at Fordham University Rose Hill. 

Published Writing

09/20/2016 Artwork by Ermias Ekube by Ermias Ekube (Editor's Introduction) - Warscapes Art

05/31/2016 Presence in Art and Activism by Hollie Davis (Editor's Introduction) - Warscapes Art

05/18/2016 The Hargeysa Cultural Center and community development in Somaliland - Warscapes Reportage

02/09/2016 Seen For Syria: In Conversation with Soulaf Abas and Alyssa Arney - Warscapes Conversations

01/25/2016 Filming Revolution by Alisa Lebow (Editor's Introduction) - Warscapes Art

01/04/2016 Reconsidering the Shaker Aamer media parade - Warscapes Opinion

10/01/2015 Drawing Connections: a train comic by Seth Thomas (Editor's Introduction) - Warscapes Art

09/21/2015 @POTUS stands with Ahmed: Presidential tweets and tokens of power - Warscapes Blog

06/21/2015 Don't blink, nothing's changed: digital records of white supremacy - Warscapes Blog

01/16/2015 On Sentimentality: A Critique of Humans of New York - Warscapes Opinion

01/05/2015 Greetings from Iraq by Nora Al-Badri (Editor's Introduction) - Warscapes Art

12/11/2014 Torturer sees himself as tortured: Eric Fair's narcissistic tales of repentance - Warscapes Blog

10/11/2014 At War with the Skies in Our Eyes - Warscapes Blog

09/30/2014 Cycles of Art and Healing Among Syrian Refugees - Warscapes Art

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