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photographer , art historian , writer

Melody Dawn Davis, American writer, photographer, art historian. Fellow in poetry National Education Association, 1995, Henry Luce Foundation and American Council of Learned Societies, 1997; recipient First Place nomination National Poetry Series, 1994, Alice Moser Claudel Poetry Contest, Louisiana, 1984. Member The College Art Association, Poetry Society of America, Perry County Arts Council.

Background

Davis, Melody Dawn was born on September 19, 1959 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Russell Albert and Anna Mae (Smith) Davis.

Education

Bachelor in English magna cum laude, Columbia University, 1981. Master of Arts in Art History, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1989. Master of Philosophy in Art History, City University of New York, 1997.

Career

Adjunct professor Montclair (New Jersey) State College, 1992, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1993.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Male Nude in Contemporary Photography, 1991, The Center of Distance, 1992. Contributor poems to Poetry, Verse, Westbranch, Poetry New York, Chelsea, others, articles to Art Journal, History of Photography, Millennium Film Journal, others. Permanent collections include The Brooklyn (New York ) Museum, New York Public Library.

      , New York History Society, City Museum New York, Canadian Center Architecture, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Robin Rice Gallery, New York, Photocollect, New York.

Membership

Member The College Art Association, Poetry Society of America, Perry County Arts Council.

Connections

Daughter of Russell Albert and Anna Mae (Smith) Daughter of. Married Shahan Islam, January 29, 1983. Children: Ariel Davis Islam, Zachary Davis Islam.

father:
Russell Albert Daughter

mother:
Anna Mae (Smith) Daughter

spouse:
Shahan Islam

children:
Ariel Davis Islam Davis

Zachary Davis Islam Davis