Jean Melesaine

Jean Melesaine

OMCA Connect Photographer

Jean Melesaine is a Samoan documentary photographer/artist based in Oakland who works as the associate editor in San Jose at the community organization "Silicon Valley DeBug". She was chosen as the 2013 Tautai Artist in Residence in Auckland, New Zealand and works at DeBug creating documentary multimedia on Pacific Islander and community issues and mitigation videos for criminal justice trials. Her mixed medium documentary photography based on Queer Pacific Islanders show, "Navigating Queer Pacific Waves" was successful and the first Pacific Islander exhibition shown at Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco.