Brooklyn Levine, PhD, MSW. Dr. Levine is a social worker and academic. She is on the faculty at the School of Social Work in the University of Southern California. Working with both adolescents and adults in clinical practice and in academia she has become acutely aware of the need for media literacy as a way to cope with a wide variety of mental health issues arising from a media saturated world. For most of her clients and students, a therapist’s office or a master’s level classroom are their first encounters with critical thinking about the media.
Lisa Levine, BFA, MFA, is an artist and university educator in the San Francisco area. In teaching courses dealing with the theory, practice and history of photography she has found that students have never been asked to think critically about this ubiquitous and highly influential medium until they show up in a photography class on a college campus. She has designed curricula that focus on contemporary artists using various art forms to draw attention to the manipulative nature of photo-based media with the intention of getting students to think critically and express their thoughts about the Media through their own art.