Melissa Kreider

Melissa Kreider
University of Iowa
Art & Art History

Melissa Kreider is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa and her photographic work examines sites of sexual violence against women and how the justice system archives these. Melissa explores these subjects by traveling to the addresses pulled from public police logs across the United States and steadily gaining access to police evidence rooms where backlogged rape kits are stored. Melissa is the founder and curator of Don’t Smile, an online space dedicated to showcasing photography by women artists.