Monika Merva (b. 1969) is Hungarian and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Received her B.A in Philosophy from Northeastern University and her MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design in 1998. Her project “The City of Children” was awarded second place under photojournalism in the PX3 2009 Competition. The monograph, The City of Children (Kehrer Verlag, 2010), was a finalist in this year’s The Pictures of the Year International Awards, and The City of Children was selected by Alexa Becker of Kehrer Verlag as one of the Discoveries of The Meeting Place. Her most recent work, “Origins of an Emotion” was selected for the Fresh Klompching Gallery’s Annual Summer Show. It is also the cover story in the last issue of HotShoe International. She has been exhibited in the U.S and internationally. Her photographs are in the collections of The George Eastman House, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Johnson and Johnson Corporate Art Collection.