Born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1972, Bina Altera completed her BFA at the Art Institute of Boston in 1994. Since then she has had an active schedule of exhibitions, showing her photographs, collages, and other works on paper at many commercial and university galleries.
Skilled in a wide variety of photographic and computer technologies and techniques, Altera has also been commissioned to do editorial illustrations for such respected publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Boston Globe Magazine. In 2013 she received her Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography from New York City’s School of Visual Arts. Currently Altera teaches classes in the Department of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts, and does her photographic work out of her studio in Brooklyn.