Allison Cekala is a Boston-based filmmaker, photographer, and educator. Her work, largely rooted in landscape, investigates the ways in which humans move, shape, and transform their surroundings, integrating ideas related ecology, geology, and deep time. She is currently working on a film that traces the Rio Grande river from its source in Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. Cekala holds an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and BA from Bard College in Photography and Environmental Studies. Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Cary Center for Ecosystem Studies, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. She is currently a teaching assistant in the Harvard Visual and Environmental Studies Department and an Adjunct Professor of Photography and Video at Montserrat College of Art.