Pho­to: Wal­ter Bris­ki, Jr.

Marisa Sche­in­feld was born in Brook­lyn, NY in 1980, and raised in the Catskills. She received a BA from the SUNY Albany in 2002 and an MFA from San Diego State Uni­ver­si­ty in 2011. Marisa’s work has been exhib­it­ed nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly and is among the col­lec­tions of The Cen­ter for Jew­ish His­to­ry, The Nation­al Yid­dish Book Cen­ter, The Simon Wiesen­thal Cen­ter, and The Dubois Library at the Muse­um of Pho­to­graph­ic Arts. The Borscht Belt: Revis­it­ing the Remains of Amer­i­ca’s Jew­ish Vaca­tion­land is her first publication.