BFA Photography Professor Graham MacIndoe and Journalism + Design Professor Susan Stellin Curate Reframing Recovery at Aronson Galleries
Curated by Graham MacIndoe & Susan Stellin
April 6-21, 2019
Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00–6:00 p.m. and Thurs. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9th: Opening reception : 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, The New School
66 Fifth Ave. @ 13th St., New York City
There are about 23 million people in the United States who have successfully resolved a problem with drugs or alcohol, but we rarely see or hear their stories compared to depictions of addiction in media, art, music, and film. Although not everyone identifies as being “in recovery” and many people can’t publicly acknowledge their past because of stigma or the consequences of admitting illegal drug use, a growing movement is working to offer examples of success and hope to those still struggling with addiction.
The goal of this exhibit is not just to show that recovery is possible, but also to highlight some of the ways people have rebuilt their lives: reconnecting with their families, finding rewarding work, developing meaningful relationships with partners, peers, and others who offer support. We also wanted to feature some of the treatment providers and harm reduction services that many people rely on, often at times when they feel isolated and overwhelmed. Recovery is rarely a solo journey and it usually involves setbacks and hurdles, but the more we talk about it, share ideas, and embrace different paths, the more people will find their way.
vice president of policy advocacy, Legal Action Center, and Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, principal Investigator and deputy director, Institute of Infectious Disease Research National Development Research Institutes, Inc. The program is part of the Open Society Foundation’s Dialogue on Drug Policy series at The New School and will be moderated by Susan Stellin . Panelists will discuss how art, media, research, and advocacy can influence how we respond to problematic drug use—through treatment, harm reduction, and other services—and help people rebuild their lives after addiction.
Contributing Artists: Nina Berman, Allan Clear, John Donadeo, Yannick Fornacciari, Tony Fouhse, Paul Gorman, John Linder, Luceo, Graham MacIndoe, Josh Meltzer, Jackie Neal, Neil Sneddon, and Susan Stellin.
Student Projects, supervised by Graham MacIndoe and Julia Gorton, assistant professor of communications at The New School: Sara Akiki, Carly Bayroff, Scouts Palframan, Ellie Plass, Josie Stevenson, and Lucy Xin.
Graham MacIndoe is a photographer and assistant professor at Parsons and Susan Stellin is a reporter and adjunct professor in the Journalism + Design department at The New School who recently completed a master’s in public health at Columbia University. They have collaborated on various projects combining interviews and photography, including exhibitions, talks, and a memoir documenting Graham’s addiction, incarceration, and recovery.
Many of the contributing artists in this exhibition have personal experience with addiction and recovery, while others have worked closely with the people whose stories they documented through long-term collaborative projects.
Portraits and interviews with people navigating life after addiction and incarceration, from a larger series documenting stories of recovery.
Nina Berman: An autobiography of Miss Wish
A multi-dimensional collaborative work focusing on the story of one woman and the intersection of sexual trauma, mental illness, addiction, and recovery.
Allan Clear: Lower East Side Needle Exchange
Photos of people, events, activism, and art from this community center at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.
John Donadeo: Family Ties
Portraits of John’s extended family and friends exploring the socioeconomic and familial factors that impact addiction and recovery.
Yannick Fornacciari: Heroin Days
Images and text juxtaposing Yannick’s first day on methadone with how he felt after a year of treatment.
Tony Fouhse: Live Through This
Photos of a young woman Tony met who asked for help getting into a rehab program, which enabled her to escape life on the street.
Paul Gorman: Rip and Run
Spoken word pieces and images commenting on Paul’s past drug use and his life now in recovery.
John Linder: Art Therapy
Artwork John created in a program that helps participants use art as part of a therapeutic process to address drug and alcohol problems.
Luceo: Harm Reductionists
Photos of supporters of the harm reduction movement paired with handwritten responses to question prompts.
Graham MacIndoe: Thank You for Sharing
Instagram and Facebook posts reflecting on Graham’s addiction, incarceration, and recovery, which have inspired others to share their experiences as well.
Josh Meltzer: Dopesick—Agents of Change
Portraits of treatment providers, healthcare workers, activists, and counselors shot for Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, by Beth Macy.
Jackie Neale: Common Ground Tacony
A cyanotype portrait banner of Richard, who tends to a garden in the Tacony neighborhood of North Philadelphia as part of his recovery from addiction.
Neil Sneddon: Developing Recovery
Photos taken by clients Neil asked to document the people, places, and things they identified as meaningful for their recovery.
Lucy Xin & Josie Stevenson: Responding to Recovery
An interactive experience inviting visitors to respond to open-ended questions about what recovery means to them by writing their thoughts on wall panels and postcards.
Carly Bayroff & Scoutt Palframan: Not Just a Label
An animated projection that replaces derogatory terms associated with people who use drugs with positive identities, to show that no one should be defined by negative labels.
Ellie Plass: Harm Reduction at The New School
An interview addressing student substance use, addiction, harm reduction services, and rehabilitation based on insight from those who have direct experience with this issue.
Sara Akiki: Recovery in Perspective
A project that uses stenciling to reframe our notion of recovery by allowing viewers to re-evaluate the world from a different perspective.
Thanks to: Luke Hayman and Elyanna Blaser-Gould at Pentagram Design, Hashem Eaddy, The National, and everyone who worked with the artists and shared their stories.
MFA Photography 2014 Alumni Gabriel Sanchez has been selected as a Juror for the 2019 Daylight Photo Awards!
We encourage Parsons students and alumni to submit to the 2019 Daylight Photo Awards. The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication. Previous Daylight Photo Award winners include Zhang Kechun, Bryan Schutmaat, Aaron Vincent Elkaim,Tamas Dezso and Katrin Koenning.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 1, 2019
Are you looking to join a team of passionate and creative people working to make the world a healthier place for all people? Healthy Materials Lab is looking for a Research Assistant with videography (both recording and video editing), graphic design, systems mapping, and/or data visualization skills to join our team.
This student will assist with recording and editing videos, including interviews and events; diagramming and mapping systems; visualizing complex information into accessible formats, and creating assets for events and general HML use.
Requirements: Undergraduate or Graduate student at The New School with strong representation abilities. Must be a team player, hard-working, and ready to dive into new material.
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Day Without Art Screening
2 West 13th Street, Lobby
December 1-4, 2018
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS is the 29th iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Highlighting the impact of art in contemporary AIDS activism and advocacy, the program features new short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY.
ALTERNTE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.
Photofeast Pin Up Fall 2018
Photofeast is a collective of photographs and other creatives from The New School. Our bi-annual pin-up show is your opportunity to display your work, and network with other artists and make new friends!
Date and Time
Friday, November 9th, 2018
5:00 – 6:30PM – Pin Up
7:00 – 9:00PM – Show
66 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
BFA Photography alumni Kambui Olujimi presents SKYWRITERS & CONSTELLATIONS, a solo exhibition at the Newark Museum. SKYWRITERS will premiere in the museum’s Dreyfuss Planetarium along with CONSTELLATIONS, a series of lithographs, debuting in the Garden Passage. Both works build on the narratives of Olujimi’s 2012 novella, Wayward North. Kambui Olujimi is a Brooklyn native whose multi-disciplinary practice calls attention to the assumptions that underlie our understanding of the world at large. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 5pm – 7pm. RSVP ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject “Skywriters”.
GESTE Paris is committed to experimental processes and invites photo-based artworks from outside the normal bounds of photography. GESTE Paris is an annual underground exhibition of experimental photography organised Shiva Lynn Burgos. GESTE brings together vintage and contemporary works by both established and emerging artists. Like a secret speakeasy GESTE is presented in the convivial setting of a classic Parisian apartment that provides a space for reflection and dialogue. GESTE is the nexus of a private collection, artwork from leading galleries, and a selection by invited curators.
GESTE Invites submissions from artists and photographers for the open call.
Black or white, on or off, male or female, digital or analog, zero or one. A binary viewpoint divides the world cleanly and everything is in one category or the other, as two alternatives existing in opposition. The non-binary viewpoint opens the world up to a multiplicity of categories, rejecting the simplification and contrasting nature of the binary position and yet must include both the single and the infinite. How do artists exemplify these concepts today and how do they co-exist?
The world is not black and white but full of greyscale and colour and even ultra- and infra- colours beyond the range of our human eyes. Where does the spectrum lie in terms of scientifically definable code, digital geometry, astrometrics, consciousness, sexuality, spirituality, artificial intelligence and the technological singularity?
Open Call submission deadline – 19 October
Public jury selection announcement – 26 October
Exhibition opens – 5 November 2018
Further details of the Open Call are on our website
Curators for Binary / Non-Binary are Shiva Lynn Burgos(US/France), Georg Bak(Switzerland) and Alisa Phommaxahay(France/Laos). The International Jury includes Raina Lampkins-Fielder (museum curator and multimedia artist), Marc Lenot (mathematician, economist and art critic), Brandei Estes(Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s London), Robin Hanson (author professor and researcher: The Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University, A.I. programmer NASA), Dominic Palfreyman (financier, art philanthropist and collector), Jason Bailey (blockchain, provenance, and digital art expert, creator of artnome.com) and ORLAN (artist) as honorable artist counselor to the jury.
The exhibition will include such notable artists as Constantin Brancusi, Frederick Sommer, Pierre Molinier, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ned & Shiva Productions, Francis Ruyter, Olaf Nicolai, Ghost of a Dream, Zean Cabangis, CJ Heyliger, Susan Morris, Nicolas Schöffer, Hannibal Volkoff, Samra Habib, Quentin Houdas, Gianfranco Caravaggi, Martin Déselets, Elger Esser
Contemporary Photography Competition
2 Artists will win $5,000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions from April 11, 2019 –
May 25, 2019. PPAC understand’s that contemporary photography takes many forms, we are open to all photography, digital imaging, film/video, and lens-based installation work.
Juror Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art
Submission Dates February 1 – June 1, 2018
Entry Fee $30 for a maximum of 10 images
Magnum Foundation Presents “PHOTOGRAPHY EXPANDED: COUNTER-HISTORIES”
This full-day symposium will feature projects that question official histories, disrupt the power structures embedded in archives, and explore the radical possibility of alternative narratives. Free and open to the public!
Photography Expanded is an annual event that brings together photographers, writers, technologists, students, and other creative thinkers to experiment with new approaches to visual storytelling.
This event is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Speakers and full schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
The program is organized by the Magnum Foundation in collaboration with Parsons School of Design at The New School, and featured as part of The New School’s Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.
May 1, 2018
9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Reception to follow
The New School
63 5th Avenue, NYC
BFA Photography Adjunct Professor Graham MacIndoe Announces Upcoming Exhibition at Contemporary Arts Center
BFA Photography Adjunct Professor Graham MacIndoe has recently announced that he will have an upcoming exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center located in Cincinnati Ohio. The Exhibition centers on MacIndoe’s photographs of the band The National and their evolving career from 2002 onward. You can read the announcement from the Contemporary Arts Center here.
The exhibition will run April 27 through May 27, 2018.
Irving Plaza, NYC 1/28/18
Thursday, April 19
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Room I-202, New York, NY
“Picturing Addiction” is a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is presented by Aperture Foundation, and the Photography Program of Parsons School of Design at The New School.
As the current opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, this panel brings together three photographers who are finding new ways of depicting addiction: Nina Berman‘s decades-long project looking at the trauma of addiction and the healing potential of collaborative art; Edwin J. Torres’s photographs that show the effects of synthetic marijuana in his own community; and Graham MacIndoe‘s nuanced yet powerful series of self-portraits and environments taken during the years he was addicted to heroin and crack. At a moment when 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, photography now plays a key role in shaping our understanding of this crisis. Moderated by Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor of Time, this panel offers ways in which we can further the conversation beyond what we already know—that America is dealing with its worst addiction epidemic yet.
Participating panelists include Nina Berman, Graham MacIndoe, and Edwin J. Torres.
This program is supported in part, by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust and William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with additional support from generous individuals, including the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Sable Elyse Smith. Smith, known for her work across photography, video, poetry, and performance, calls attention to the personal consequences of mass incarceration in the United States, and how these confining structures in society invisibly shape our minds and direct our bodies.
Tuesday, March 27
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aperture Gallery : 547 West 27th Street, New York, N.Y. 10001
The Tribeca Film Institute is looking for students to submit their short films to an exciting screening event entitled Our City, My Story. During the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Our City, My Story premieres the most outstanding short films, that capture the fabric of New York City, as told through the perspective of young filmmakers 21 and under. Share your story with us. Share it with the world.
New York City – bold characters, dramatic settings, and tender moments that connect people.
There is no application fee, and the deadline is February 18, 2018.
The Fashion Image: A Conversation with Mario Sorrenti
Moderated by Thomas Werner
Mario Sorrenti legendary fashion photographer will be joining Thomas Werner to discuss his career, creativity, and the changing business of fashion, publishing, and photography.
Date: February 1st, 2018
Location: The Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York
Event begins at: 7:00pm
The evening will be the formal launch of Thomas’ new book The Fashion Image, by Bloomsbury Publishing, London. Available on Amazon.com
Books will be available for purchase and signing following the talk
If you are in the city, please join us! To attend register on Event Brite: https://tinyurl.com/y83pqdq2
You must be 18 or older to attend. ID required
Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR is seeking proposals for a Curatorial Prize for a one-month long photography exhibition in May 2018.
“Founded in 1975, Blue Sky’s mission is to educate the public about photography through exhibitions, publications, and dialogue; and to further the careers and artistic development of the artists shown. Our main programming focuses on an ambitious exhibition schedule of 22 -24 photography shows each year in Blue Sky’s two galleries. Exhibitions represent a wide variety of work from local, national, and international photographers.
Our newly established Curatorial Prize provides an opportunity for curators to present an exhibition of photo-based work, along with related programming and publications at one of the nation’s most highly regarded photography galleries. The program seeks exhibitions of 2- 5 artists who use photography in traditional or experimental ways. Video/film are welcome.
Blue Sky Gallery’s ambitious exhibition schedule does naturally limit the extent of work possible (we only have 1 -2 days for installation and 1 day for de-install). Within those parameters, we commonly hang shows of approximately 20 – 30 images, generally either framed or hung with magnets. If your work is installation based, or is otherwise rigorous to install, please be sure to directly address a manageable approach to installation/de-installation within our fast-paced schedule.”
Curatorial stipend is $750. An additional total pool of up to $4,000 for artist stipends, travel/housing (artists and curator), honorariums for writing, printing, and shipping will be available. Blue Sky will work with selected curator to establish budget for programs and publications. Blue Sky can provide black frames for photography at no cost if the photos are of a standard size. Other alternates to framing include magnets or mirror clips.
Proposals are due to Blue Sky Gallery by December 8, 2017. Please submit to email@example.com, and be sure to put the phrase “CURATORIAL PRIZE” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and a curator chosen by Blue Sky’s staff and Exhibition Committee. Applications should include the following documents merged into a single PDF:
- Curatorial statement and vision for the Curatorial Prize, including estimated costs.
- Professional resume/CV, including a link to your website if applicable.
- Examples of past curatorial work, including images and critical reviews.
- Samples of work the artists you have chosen for your exhibition (and/or links to the websites of the work selected).
- A writing sample of previous curatorial statements or published writing.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Blue Sky is unable to give feedback on your application or the application process.
You can read more here!
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Sam Contis. Contis is a California-based artist whose first book, Deep Springs, was published in May 2017. In Deep Springs, Contis uses photography as a tool to understand the landscape of the American West in both its physical manifestation and in its mythic connotations. Responding to canonical classic photographs of the American West, such as those of Carleton Watkins and Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Contis began photographing her own version of the West through the lens of Deep Springs College, a tiny all-male school in Deep Springs Valley, near the California-Nevada border. Founded in 1917, Deep Springs is an unusual school in that it encourages physical labor as well as intellectual curiosity—students study philosophy and literature, but are also instrumental in the running of the school’s cattle ranch and alfalfa farm. Contis became closely connected to the community of young men at Deep Springs, making intimate photographs that test our expectations about the way the American West is often represented and gendered. Contis’s young cowboys are gentler and more affectionate than the Marlboro Man or John Wayne; they seem to become part of the very soil of Deep Springs, forging a oneness with the historically feminized earth. Ultimately, Contis’s project focuses on age-old photographic questions about representation, identity, and performance. The images expand our visual vocabulary about masculinity and the way we relate both to one another and to our landscapes. Contis states of the American West: “It’s always been thought of as a place where one can try on new identities, reinvent or rediscover oneself. And photography has always been used as a tool to construct new ideas about place and self, especially in the west. In that way, the work is about photography’s own role in the process of coming to understand ourselves and our environment.”
Sam Contis lives and works in California. Her work has been shown internationally with recent exhibitions in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and London, and solo shows at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California, and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York. She is a recipient of the 2017 Nancy Graves Foundation Artist Grant, 2016 Aaron Siskind Foundation fellowship, and the Tierney Fellowship. Contis’s work is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Deep Springs, her first book, was published by MACK earlier this year, and has been shortlisted for the 2017 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook award. In 2018, her work will be on view in Being: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Image: Sam Contis, Deep Springs (2017). Courtesy of the artist and MACK.
Free for students with ID.
Parsons Photography Alumni Jeana Lindo (BFA), Noelle Flores Theard (MFA), and Joy Mckinney (MFA) Exhibiting Work in (under)REPRESENT(ed) Exhibition
Parsons Photography Alumni Jeana Lindo (BFA), Noelle Flores Theard (MFA), and Joy Mckinney (MFA) will be exhibiting work in the upcoming (under)REPRESENT(ed) Exhibition which is an exhibition that features Parsons alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism. The exhibition opens to the public on October 17, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. You can read more on the exhibition and RSVP here.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave
Parsons School of Design
Parsons School for Design Photography Program alumni Fan Chen, Therese Ohrvall, Jessica Richmond, Media Studies alumni Diana Khong, and Communication Design student Whitney Badge comprise the exhibition The Threads That Bind, on view through October 22nd in the State Museum of the History of St Petersburg Poterna Exhibition Hall. The exhibition was curated by Photography faculty member Thomas Werner.
The work for the exhibition was created during a 10 day grant funded visit to Saint Petersburg to create work focusing on seven local museums.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 AT 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Aperture “Elements of Style” panel is part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is sponsored by Aperture Foundation, the Vera List Center at The New School, and the Photography Program of Parsons School of Design at The New School.
This conversation will focus on identity, style, and dress―the codes and politics of self-presentation. Panelists will discuss connections between self-portraiture and self-styling, decolonizing the fashion image, and the role of the queer archive in the fashion industry. The conversation will be moderated by historian and author Tanisha C. Ford.
Participating panelists include Collier Shorr, Nadine Ijewere, and Ethan James Green.
Read more at aperture.org/event/aperture-elements-style-panel/
ICP COMMUNITY PROGRAMS: FALL 2017 TA OPPORTUNITIES
ICP at THE POINT (note: classes are held in the Bronx)
Contact Carly Goldman at email@example.com
- Photography I in Black-and-White for Preteens
Oct 2 – Dec 11 | Mon 4 – 7pm | Ifétayo Abdus-Salam (1 needed)
Oct 3 – Dec 12 | Tue 4 – 7pm | Meryl Feigenberg (2 needed)
- Photography I in Black-and-White for Teens
Oct 4 – Dec 13 | Wed 4 – 7pm | Chantal Heijnen (2 needed)
Oct 5 – Dec 14 | Thu 4 – 7pm | Carla Liesching (3 needed)
Teen Academy (note: classes are held at the ICP School in midtown)
Contact Ariana Allensworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom
Oct 7 – Dec 16 | Sat 11am – 2pm | Pablo Lerma (1 needed)
- Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom
Oct 7 – Dec 16 | Sat 2 – 5pm | Liz Sales (1 needed)
- Photography II in Black-and-White: The Self-Published Artist
Oct 8 – Dec 18 | Sun 3 – 6pm | Marisa Sottos (1 needed)
- Teen Academy Imagemakers:
Sept 25, 2017 – June 11, 2018 | Mon 4 – 6:30pm | Jaime Schlesinger (2 needed)
Sept 27, 2017 – June 13, 2018 | Wed 4 – 6:30pm | Lesly Deschler Canossi (1 needed)
Imagemakers is a year-long program for high school juniors and seniors looking to pursue photography in college and/or as a career. TAs must be able to commit for the full academic school year.
- Teen Foto Friday
Oct 13 – Dec 15 | Fri 3:30 – 8pm (2 needed)
Teen Foto Fridays invites students from across ICP Community Programs to participate in free open labs and technical review of topics learned during class ranging from camera care, to film processing, to darkroom printing techniques – all of which are entirely optional, and not required for class completion.
*For all Teen Academy darkroom classes, additional field trip days will be announced.
Parsons Photo Faculty Jeanine Oleson’s ongoing art and activism project “Photo Requests from Solitary” will be exhibiting work at Photoville this year. The project is a continuation of work supported by Parsons School of Design.
“Photo Requests from Solitary” invites men and women held in long-term solitary confinement to request a photograph of anything at all, real or imagined, and finds artists to make the images. The resulting photographs provide an archive of the hopes, memories, and interests of people who endure extreme isolation and sensory deprivation.
Instead of describing or replicating the bleak conditions in which these individuals live, “Photo Requests from Solitary” presents what they envision—the vivid and varied thoughts/objects/images that all minds produce, independently of senses and circumstances. Rather than implying that images are ‘missing’ from their lives and need to be provided from the outside, the project affirms that images are already there, part of their total world. People in solitary give us their images, and we give them back as photographs, in an artistic partnership that acknowledges our shared creativity and humanity.
The photographs on display at Photoville were taken for people in solitary confinement in New York who spend 22 to 24 hours a day in small cells without meaningful human contact, in conditions that the UN has defined as torture. More than 4,500 individuals are currently held in some form of isolation in New York’s prisons and jails, and some will remain there for months, years, or decades.
For more information about this exhibition, visit http://photoville.com/photo-requests-solitary/
“Photo Requests from Solitary” is an ongoing artistic collaboration between people held in solitary confinement and photographers on the outside. The project was started in Illinois in 2009 by the grassroots anti-solitary group, Tamms Year Ten. Photos requested by men held in permanent solitary confinement in Tamms supermax prison were sent to the men inside, and also used for advocacy in efforts to close Tamms, which was finally shuttered in 2013.
That same year, “Photo Requests from Solitary” expanded to California and New York, in collaboration with Solitary Watch — a watchdog group that investigates, documents, and disseminates information about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails — and Parsons The New School for Design. To date, more than 100 men and women in solitary have shared their visions and received photographs.
Continuing its mission to partner with local advocacy campaigns, “Photo Requests from Solitary” is currently working with the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, a grassroots coalition dedicated to ending the torture of solitary in New York’s prisons and jails through public education, community organizing, and passage of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act in the state legislature.
“Photo Requests from Solitary” is curated by artists Laurie Jo Reynolds (Tamms Year Ten), Jeanine Oleson (Parsons The New School for Design) and journalist Jean Casella (Solitary Watch), and is created by dozens of men and women in solitary confinement and volunteer photographers on the outside.
Intellectual Property Workshop
How do you protect your ideas from getting stolen? Is it risky to post work online or share it in interviews? Who owns the work you do at internships? Parsons Professor Michelle Bogre will go over the basics of intellectual property so that you can learn how to protect your work.
Thurday, 10/5 3-4pm @ UC, 63 Fifth Ave, UL105 (lower level) – RSVP Here
Protecting NYC’s Freelance Workers
If you work freelance in NYC, you have legal rights and a dedicated City resource for workplace questions and complaints – learn about your rights and available resources.
Wednesday, 10/25: 3-4pm @ UC, 63 Fifth Ave, UL105 (lower level) – RSVP Here
Learn how to put together an eye-catching portfolio that showcases your talent.
Wednesday, 11/1: 3-4pm @ UC, 63 Fifth Ave, UL105 (lower level) – RSVP Here
Learn more about Poured, an on-demand hiring platform where talented individuals can work for their favorite fashion brands anytime at any rate they choose.
Wednesday, 11/8: 3-4pm @ 2 W 13 St, Bark Room – RSVP Here
Learn more about Binkable, a platform that enables creative talent to connect and work with agencies, brands, startups and enterprise companies while ensuring payment for all work.
Wednesday, 11/15: 3-4pm @ 2 W 13 St, Bark Room – RSVP Here
Tuesday, October 10
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Daniel Gordon. Gordon is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who uses collage, sculpture, and photography to create fantastical portraits, nudes, and still lifes. Critics have drawn parallels between Gordon’s work and the paintings of artists such as Matisse and Cézanne, yet Gordon relies on the camera to ground his art. Photography transforms Gordon’s often fragile and ephemeral tableaux into works with solidity and permanence. Gordon has remarked that in his early work he was preoccupied with creating images that looked real, but he has since become less interested in mimicking reality. As something of a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, Gordon revels in fragmentation and fracturing, the crumpling of paper and manipulation of colors; he draws attention to the fact that Photoshop is very much a part of his process. However, Gordon will never altogether cede his work to the computer, he explains: “Without seams and faults and limitations my project would be very different. The seamlessness of the ether is boring to me, but the materialization of that ether, I think, can be very interesting.”
Daniel Gordon (b. 1980, Boston; raised in San Francisco) earned a BA from Bard College in 2004, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2006. His notable group exhibitions include New Photography 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1. His work will be included in upcoming exhibitions at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida. He is the author of Still Lifes, Portraits, and Parts (2013), Flowers and Shadows (2011), and Flying Pictures (2009). He is the winner of the 2014 Foam Paul Huf Award, and exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at the Foam museum in 2014. Gordon is represented by James Fuentes in New York City and had his first exhibition with the gallery, titled New Canvas, in February 2017. He is the co-director of Downstairs Projects in Brooklyn, where he lives and works.
On view August 10 – September 6, 2017
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Parsons School of Design
Opening Reception: August 24, 6-8PM
Parsons School of Design presents POST-TRUTH, an exhibition of thesis work from its MFA Photography program in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Works include photographs, computer-generated imaging, 3D imaging and printing, video, and installation pieces.
The exhibition features thesis work by: Michael DiFeo, Arash Fewzee, Annaleena Keso, Charles Park, Christian Padron, Sebastian Perinotti, Rowena Rubio, Abhishek Sharma, Sarah Wang, Jinming Zhong, and Mengting Zhou.
Under the direction of James Ramer, the studio-based Parsons MFA Photography program brings visionary students together with some of the artworld’s most influential photographers. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC
Gallery hours: Open Monday – Saturday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays in August, and all major holidays and holiday eves (including Labor Day).
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“The Photograph as a Document” The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
On Friday June 16th fifteen Parsons students participated in the exhibition “The Photograph as a Document” at The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition was co-curated by Thomas Werner from the School of Art Media and Technology. The opening was attended by local students and artists, representatives from the United States Department of State, and staff from the Hermitage and other museums and arts organizations from around the city.
Exhibiting Artists from Parsons: Sophie Barkham, Marianne Braine, Siho Chang, Michael Difeo, Andrew Egelhoff, Isadora Frost, Larisa Karamchakova, Maddalena McNicholas, Sergio Monti, Ana-Cristina Jimenez-Parra, Piper Strasel, Kári Thorleifsson, Richard Wade, Sarah Wang, Stone Zhu
Red Hook Labs will be hosting an exhibition this summer entitled ‘Labs New Artists’. There is an Open Call for the Labs New Artists exhibition which is a group summer show at Labs Gallery which will include a select group of approximately 25 photographers.
Open Call guidelines: submit up to 20 images along with your artist bio and artist statement. Only submit your recent work.
Dates: July 12, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
Application fee: $25
For more information you can visit here
Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn has two exciting exhibitions coming in May
Nataal: New African Photography II
5/4/17 – 5/14/17
Opening Reception 5/4/17, 6-9pm
Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali
5/4/17 – 5/7/17
Opening Reception 5/4/17, 6-9pm
A solo exhibition of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé, in celebration of his iconic career beginning in 1950’s Bamako, Mali, will be jointly presented with 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair and MAGNIN-A, Paris. The Eye of Modern Mali will feature 37 works by the artist, acclaimed for his black and white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital in the wake of the country’s independence. Among extensive international exhibitions, Sidibé’s accolades include the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2003, the Gold Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2008.
Opening of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be held simultaneously, and open to the public from May 5-7, 2017 12-8pm.
Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily)
Iranian Fashion Blogger and Activist Hoda Katebi to speak at Parsons about her recently-published photo book Tehran Streetstyle, the first-ever in-print collection of modern fashion photography from the streets of Tehran, Iran.
Tehran Streetstyle provides a visual introduction to the Iranian underground fashion scene and the young people who play active roles in shaping and defining it. This book presents an alternative view of Iranians by challenging mainstream Western notions of Iran and fashion as well as domestic government regulations.
Despite mandatory conservative governmental dress codes, the women and men photographed in Tehran Streetstyle creatively express their identities through fashion. They break countless laws in the process, risking arrest on a daily basis. Many of those photographed are fashion designers in Iran’s burgeoning underground slow fashion movement, actively creating provoking pieces while integrating traditional Iranian designs.
The photographs in this book reveal how Iranians are redefining the beauty standards of the global fashion industry, offering an inspirational alternative to the skin-bearing and tight-fitting clothes that dominate the Western fashion industry. Tehran Streetstyle reveals how a young generation of Iranians are taking control of their lives and challenging conservative norms at home and misrepresentation abroad, transforming their society in the process.
Author and photographer Hoda Katebi is a prominent activist fashion blogger and graduate of the University of Chicago whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nation-hood. In 2013 she founded JooJoo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism through an anti-capitalist, intersectional-feminist, lens. Since then, Hoda’s work has been featured on various media outlets, including Teen Vogue, German RTL news, NPR, and the Malala Foundation blog. Her work focuses on the power of self-representation and narrative through fashion, writing, and photography; challenging misconceptions about Iran and Islam; encouraging an ethical and minimal lifestyle; and celebrating beauty that extends beyond that which is narrowly defined by mainstream media.
She will be speaking on Monday, April 10, at 6.45PM in Kellen Auditorium (66 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor). This event is open to the public.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Tabitha Soren. Soren’s work centers on the aesthetic quality of both internal feelings and the photographic process; from aggressive crashing waves to capturing the expressions of someone caught mid-run, Soren’s work touches on emotions—anxiety, bliss, hopeless ambitions, motivation to succeed—that we all often feel. The end product is a photograph of quiet beauty that often contains an underlying tension between viewer and photographer. The tactile nature of her work can be felt when she stretches the medium to a point of abstraction, as seen in her tintypes of baseball players and the marks made on screens left behind by unknown users. These simple acts, such as touching a screen, quickly become beautiful collages that hover between the space of photography and self-reflection.
Tuesday, April 4
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
For more info visit the event page here
Graham MacIndoe, an adjunct professor of photography at Parsons, will open his upcoming exhibition “Coming Clean” The Scottish National Portrait Gallery on April 8th and will run through November 4th 2017. “His series of self-portraits entitled Coming Clean, confronts his addiction to heroin in a group of photographs that are graphic, unflinching and
You can find more info on the exhibition here
Graham MacIndoe will also be doing a TED X Talk at Stanford on April 23rd with his Partner Susan Stellin about their memoir which was published last year by Random House about Addiction and Recovery.
For more information on the Ted X Talk visit here
Aperture / Parsons Artist Talk: Nona Faustine
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design, of The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with Nona Faustine. Since 2013 Faustine has gained widespread acclaim for her photographic work that examines historical narratives haunted by the black female body. Through self-portraiture, she at once reclaims sites in New York City where the history of slavery is built over while at the same time psychologically bringing forth this buried hidden past to the present.
Tuesday, April 18
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor,
New York, NY
For more info visit the event page here
547 W 27th St, Fl 4th, New York, New York 10001
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School Design at The New School, is pleased to present an artist talk with David Hartt. The work of Hartt centers around the specificity of sites, and what narratives and ideologies are revealed through it. Interested mostly in “purpose built” spaces—the Johnson Publishing Company Headquarters and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy—his photographs bring to light the outward expression and culmination of ideals that these designed spaces are meant to portray. Hartt explores the difference between the ideological potential of these sites and how the site actually defines itself, often creating gaps between the experience and the actuality of the space.
For more info visit here
Event Page can be found here
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011
Join the School of Art, Media, and Technology for an insightful panel discussion exploring the legal and cultural implications of art fakes and forgeries, as soon through some of the most famous art forgery cases in history.
5.00 – 5.30PM Arrival & Registration
5.30 – 7:00PM Panel Discussion
7:00 – 8.30PM Networking Reception
The Honorable Judge Paul G. Gardephe, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Ms. Philippa Loengard, Deputy Director and Lecturer in Law, Kemochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School
Professor James Ramer, Artist and Associate Professor, Director MFA Photography, The New School/Parsons
Rick King, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer Thomson Reuters
This panel is presented by Thomson Reuters and Parsons MFA Photography
PHOTOFEAST is a collective of current BFA Photography students founded within the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design. Their mission is to create a platform for interdisciplinary projects, critiques,screenings, exhibitions, and publications representing new perspectives and emerging insights of young artists working in photography and beyond.
APERTURE / PARSONS ARTIST TALK:
Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th FloorNew York, NY
$5 DONATION; This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Tod Seelie. Embracing the subcultures of New York City and Los Angeles, Seelie’s work offers a raw glimpse into the underground ethos and often unknown fragments of these familiar cities. A world traveler, Seelie is attracted to the strangeness of situations, photographing a variety of people and happenings such as illegal, secretive parties in abandoned spaces; brutal DIY punk shows; the final voyage of Swoon’s Swimming Cities; and Bike Kill’s New York chapter. Alan Feuer from the New York Times writes, “Mr. Seelie has brought his camera—and, with it, his audience—into some of the city’s most unusual and arresting (at times, literally) happenings, while remaining true to the disturbing or evanescent nature of those happenings.”
Tod Seelie has photographed in twenty-five countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Stern magazine,TIME magazine, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone,Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, Der Spiegel, andARTnews, among others. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011). Seelie has exhibited work in solo and group shows around the world and at MASS MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. He published his first book, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York, in 2013. It was selected as one of the best photography books of the year by the New York Times, TIME magazine, and American Photo.
Image: Tod Seelie, Firework Run, 2012
APERTURE / PARSONS ARTIST TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: YANN GROSS
Tuesday, September 20
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Yann Gross. Gross’s photographs showcase the mysticism of humanity and the different ways in which we inhabit the world. Featuring subjects that range from young skateboarders in Eastern Africa to an Americanized community living in the valleys of Switzerland, Gross’s photographs delve deep into the notion of escapism and identity while continuously questioning our own misconceptions of culture. Masterfully constructed and controlled, his images offer insight into the lives of under-recognized societies. In his most recent publication, The Jungle Book: Contemporary Stories of the Amazon and Its Fringe (Aperture, 2016), Gross creates a visual experience of the diverse worlds that inhabit contemporary Amazonia. In the introduction, Arnaud Robert describes the disappointment of those who visit the Amazon in the hopes of finding an enchanted land: “Old-world expeditions have been replaced by all-inclusive trips and mosquito screens, the odor of the antipodes without their bitter taste.”
The Jungle Book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow.
Yann Gross (born in Vevey, Switzerland, 1981) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer who graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in 2007. Gross has received numerous awards for his work, including the PHotoEspaña Discoveries Week Award (2008), Photography Award at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France (2010), and LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award for The Jungle Book(2015). Gross is a member of the international artist collective Piece of Cake and the cofounder of Canal GuaTeKa, an Internet channel created for indigenous youth living in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Image: Turtle shell cap, 2012; from The Jungle Book(Aperture, 2016) © Yann Gross
For more information, please visit the Aperture Foundation website.