Mary Beth Meehan teaches documentary photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and directs the “Documenting Cultural Communities” program at the International Charter School in Rhode Island. A former staff photographer at The Providence Journal, Meehan has also contributed to The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. She received the 2012 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Photography. Her current project, City of Champions: A Portrait of Brockton, chronicles her hometown, a post-industrial Massachusetts city. The series won a “Crisis, Community and Civic Culture” grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and was exhibited as a large-scale public exhibition. Meehan’s work from Brockton has been published in 6Mois Magazine and Le Monde (France), Bird Magazine (Japan), and featured on New York Times: LENS, as well as in solo exhibitions at Smith College and at the Griffin Museum of Photography; at the Ring Cube Gallery, in Tokyo; and in two New England Photography Biennial exhibitions at the Danforth Museum of Art. Meehan graduated from Amherst College and earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri.