Sina Basila Hickey is a Brooklyn-based, community-engaged, visual artist, activist, and educator. She uses photography, video, and community projects to reveal issues in sustainability, social justice, and society’s concepts of value. Sina’s background is in documentary storytelling, pedagogy, and grassroots organizing. Her work asks viewers to engage with social and environmental issues.


Sina is currently involved in Seeing Collective (which she co-founded) and coordinating Photo Café. She is also in the process of project directing a revival of PaperGirl

Sina is currently working on a personal photo project that profiles creatives who use their crafts to express their political voice in (Create)ive Change, and she is also working on a long-term video project looking into the complexities of being an LGBTQIA+ asylum seeker with Richard Akuson

See more of Sina's project work HERE

Sina’s work as a freelance photographer and filmmaker allows her to work with organizations that reflect her world view and commitment to being a part of social, environmental, and systematic change in her community. See examples of her commissioned videos HERE

About Sina Basila


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