Nicholle La Vann is an award winning filmmaker with a M.F.A. from The City University of New York. La Vann's film "Homicidez" packed over a 300 audience in Rochester, N.Y. March 2009. The film excited Rochester City Mayor, Robert Duffy giving La Vann a proclamation and make May 29th, "Nicholle La Vann Day" for her service to the families of the murdered victims by giving them a voice through her film. As an artist of visual culture, Nicholle is interested in the intersection between the digital environment and media social issues. La Vann continues to give back to her community by teaching at-risk youth photography and new media.