Summer TA Opportunities – International Center of Photography Teen Academy

Dear artists and educators,
The Community Programs team at the International Center of Photography has several Teaching Assistant opportunities this summer with our Teen Academy program, Summertime Stories. This two-week intensive digital photography class takes students on a whirlwind adventure around New York City, while teaching them to capture their unique perspectives along the way. Teaching Assistants are critical members of the teaching team, supporting both the technical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills of young photographers. This is a great opportunity for emerging arts educators with a solid foundation in digital photography. In exchange for their time, Teaching Assistants receive 40 lab hours at ICP’s facilities in Midtown Manhattan or a discounted Continuing Education course. Dates and details below:

NYC in Focus: Summertime Stories

Digital Intensives — Located at the High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street 

    • July 10 – 21 | Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm | Instructor: Lesly Deschler Canossi (2 TAs needed)
    • July 10 – 21 | Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm | Instructor: Ben Russel (2 TAs needed)
    • July 31 – August 11| Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm | Instructor: Doran Walot (2 TAs needed)
    • July 31 – August 11 | Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm | Instructor: Ben Russel (3 TAs needed)

Interested candidates can e-mail their resume and any information regarding their course section(s) of interest to: Ariana Allensworth, Teen Academy Manager <>.

Alex Sapp featured in RAW Artist Showcase

Current Student Alex Sapp is being featured in the RAW Artist Showcase. 

The showcase is on Wednesday, June 14th at 7pm at the Brooklyn Bazaar. Tickets are $22 and can be found here.

Parsons BFA Photo Students featured in Vice

Sam Lichtenstein, Andrew Egelhoff and Mika Orotea have all recently been featured in the recent Vice article “This Is the Next Generation of Great Young New York Photographers”.

To read the article please visit here

Sam Lichtenstein

Andrew Egelhoff

Mika Orotea

BFA Photo Alumna Chuck Grant Featured in NYT

BFA Photo Alumna Chuck Grant (’12) was recently featured on The New York Times website, under the Fashion & Style section

You can read the feature here

For Chuck’s work you can visit her website here

Red Hook Labs Seeking Submissions for Exhibition

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’ Upcoming Photography Exhibitions

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)



Enter the Spring Photography Contest!


1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

The top 8 winning photos will be published in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2017 (December 2017).

    • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 19, 2017
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.


Tehran Streetstyle: A Conversation with Hoda Katebi, April 10

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 (, 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.

Photographer’s Forum 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest 2017



1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

The top 8 winning photos will be published in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2017 (December 2017).

  • Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before April 14, 2017
  • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 19, 2017
  • Rights remain with photographer.
  • Subject matter is open.

You can submit your entry here


International Center of Photography Spring TA and Teen Academy Opportunities

Dear Parsons students –

ICP Community Programs has upcoming opportunities in their teen classes. Below are spring TA opportunities and links to the program descriptions – please email Carly Goldman or Carla Liesching depending on the program in which you’re interested.

 ICP at THE POINT Spring 2017 (note: classes are held in the Bronx)

Contact Carly Goldman at

  • Photography I in Black-and-White for Preteens

Apr 24 – June 19 + field trip TBD  | Mon 4 – 7pm | G. Giraldo

  • Photography I in Black-and-White for Preteens

Apr 25 – June 20 + field trip TBD   | Tues 4 – 7pm | Pablo Lerma

  • Photography I in Black-and-White for Teens

Apr 26 – June 21 + field trip TBD   | Weds 4 – 7pm | Ifetayo Abdus-Salam

  • Photography I in Black-and-White for Teens

Apr 27 – June 22 + field trip TBD   | Thurs 4 – 7pm | Néstor Pérez-Molière


Teen Academy Spring 2017 (note: classes are held at the ICP School in midtown)

Contact Carla Liesching at

  • Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom

Apr 8 – Jun 24 | Sat 11am–2pm | Pablo Lerma

  • Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom

Apr 8 – Jun 24 | Sat 3–6pm | Ifetayo Abdus-Salam

  • Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom

Apr 13 – Jun 15 | Thurs 4–6:30pm | Liz Sales

  • Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom

Apr 8 – Jun 24 | Sat 10am-1pm | Doran Walot

  • Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom

Apr 8 – Jun 24 | Sat 2-5pm | Sarah Warshaw

Adobe Imagine Dragons Premiere Editing $25,000 Grand Prize

Adobe is currently running a Premiere editing competition for a grand prize of $25,000 USD. Deadline is April 8.

The project is an Imagine Dragons music video. Once you register, you can download all of the video clips and sound.

Imagine Dragons wants to collaborate with YOU on their next music video.

Download exclusive, uncut music video footage and work with Adobe Premiere Pro CC to create your own edit of the video for their new hit song “Believer.” You’ll have 25 days to make your cut and show the world your editing chops—deadline is April 8th.

A panel of luminary judges—including the band, editor/director of “Believer” Matt Eastin, Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes, and top editors Kirk Baxter, Billy Fox, Vinnie Hobbs and Angus Wall—will select the ultimate winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights.

We’re also awarding bonus prizes of $1,000 each, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud and a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite for four special categories: Fan Favorite, Most Unexpected, Best Young Creator, and Best Short Form.

And one special bonus prize of $2,500, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud, a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite and 25 Adobe Stock credits for the cut with the best use of supplied Adobe Stock clips.

Flower City Arts Center Seeking Submissions for Showcase

The Flower City Arts Center is seeking original ceramic work, photography, and prints from emerging artists currently enrolled in a college program and/or alumni within two years of graduation. Mixed media work must be predominantly ceramic, photographic, print, or book-art related. Jurors this year are: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Ben Carter, & Adrian Octavius Walker. Over $900 in prize money. Best of Show awards will be given in each area and announced at the opening reception on Friday, June 16.

For more information and to submit work visit here.


Reading The Pictures : Trump’s First 100 Days

Reading The Pictures, a web based educational and publishing organization dedicated to visual culture, visual literacy and media literacy through the analysis of news, documentary and social media images.
Reading the Pictures Salon is going to be analyzing what we can learn about the Trump presidency from photographs from the first 100 days.  The panelists are esteemed critics and photographers and other educators.
Anyone can join for the live event, but must first register for the event here (it’s free).

Aperture/Parsons Artist Talk: Tabitha Soren

Tabitha Soren, Motel pool, spring training, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2014; from Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream (Aperture, 2017)

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

7:00 pm

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

Alex Kwok (MFA Photo ’16) Looking for Artist Production Assistant

Alex Kwok, an alumni of the MFA photo program at Parsons, is looking to find a production assistant needed immediately for March and April in New York in planning and building installation for upcoming exhibitions in May. Candidate preferably has photo or sculpture background.

Please send your portfolio with resumé to

BFA Photo Faculty Kate Wolkoff Featured in Seeing Science Project

Current BFA Photo Faculty Kate Wolkoff ‘s bird silhouette series “Found” has been included as a mini exhibition in curator Marvin Heiferman’s Seeing Science Project at the University of Maryland.

You can view the mini series here.

Part Time BFA Photo Professor Graham MacIndoe Upcoming Ted X Talk and Exhibition

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 / 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

7:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor,

New York, NY

For more info visit the event page here

Aperture / Parsons Artist Talk: David Hartt

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Aperture Foundation

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

Design Competition for Newburgh Community Photo Project

The Newburgh Community Photo Project is looking for Parsons students to design a logo to be used with signage, stationery, and other materials.

NCPP is a grass roots, community-based, volunteer organization whose primary focus is empowering citizens through photography, related media and technology, including video, social media, and digital technology. The mission of NCPP is to involve citizens in the conception, development, organization, and presentation of exhibitions on topics of national interest that also relate directly to their communities. (e.g. gun violence, economic and political empowerment, voting rights and registration, incarceration and prison reform, immigration, housing and clean water, etc.)

An informational and Q&A meeting will be held at 66 Fifth Ave, room N716 on Monday, April 3 at 7pm to describe and define the concept of the NFP photo project space that is being developing in Newburgh, NY for which the logo is needed. If Interested it is strongly encouraged that you attend the information Q&A.

There is an offering of $250 for the designer of the selected logo used for the NFP space. 

For all inquiries please email Vincent Cianni at


Parsons and Photography Communities Remember George Pitts

Photo by Ryan Pfluger

Time | LightBox Memorializes Beloved Parsons Faculty George Pitts, who passed away this past weekend.

Members of the Parsons community contributed their stories and photos of George: including Elizabeth Renstrom (BFA Photo ’13), Eric Madigan Heck (MFA Photo ’09), Alex Thebez (BFA Photo ’11), and BFA Photo Director, Colin Stearns.

Read the full article here.

A memorial service will be held at Parsons in the coming weeks. Once plans are finalized, details will be circulated to the Parsons community.


Freshman BFA Photo Student, Myles Loftin, Wins VFILES Runway Season 8

Freshmen BFA photo student, Myles Loftin, wins VFILES Runway Season 8 as a photographer.

You can read the winners announcement here

For more of Myles’ work you can visit his website 

Socrates Sculpture Park Seeking Image Proposals For 2017 Broadway Billboard Series

Socrates Sculpture Park invites artists of all levels to submit image proposals on the topic of democracy and American identity for the 2017 Broadway Billboard series.


This call asks proposals to address ideas of the public, citizenship, collectivism, identity, and democratic freedoms. Proposals should consider the unique elements of the site and billboard location—a public park, a space of advertising, New York City, and the diverse borough of Queens.


Proposals are due April 15th, and must include:
(1) your proposed image*, proportional to a 10’ x 28’ billboard
(2) a brief description or artist statement (250 words or less)
(3) creator bio and/or CV
*the image must be an original work by the applicant.

Photo Faculty Colin Stearns’ Meridian Named One of the Best Photobooks of 2016 by photo-eye

BFA Photo Director Colin Stearns’ photobook Meridian named by photo-eye as one of the Best Photo Books of 2016.

Sarah Bradley writes:

Meridian is quiet and understated, straightforward in layout and small in scale but makes good use of those modest assets. It’s smartly designed. Intimately sized images appear and occasionally repeat, scenes are sometimes viewed from slightly different angles, sometimes printed lightly, making one unsure if the image is really there or if one is seeing the ghost of the photo on the reverse bleeding through. Images fade in and out. A figure appears on one page and then again on the following, but loosing distinction. Suddenly one becomes aware of the shadow of the image through the paper. The photographs move from coastal spaces to verdant ones to concrete and back again, but for me this book isn’t so much about that visual content. Images seem correlated with thought and feeling, the book unwrapping stream of consciousness style to reveal a solitary and heady place. I know this space well; I am often here – but never actually here. Stearns’ voice is well articulated and his Meridian is his own, co-existing as both familiar and foreign terrain.

PDNedu Student Photo Contest


The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2017 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN‘s online audience of more than 350,000 followers.

Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with an editor at PDN or a contest judge.


For more information and to enter, visit

Graphic Design and Publications Fellowship | Socrates Sculpture Park


Graphic Design and Publications Fellowship—Socrates Sculpture Park

Requirements: Socrates Sculpture Park is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student in Graphic Design with a strong interest in contemporary art. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of In Design, printing methods, strong organizational skills, and an interest in contemporary art, and ideally past experience working in a gallery or non-for-profit.

Responsibilities: Interns gain experience in contemporary art design and publishing. The intern will primarily be responsible for the design of the park’s digital and print publications for two of its major exhibitions; the annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Program, and the Spring/Summer exhibition, opening May 2017. In addition to design, this includes facilitating file exchange with printers and uploads to the website, collecting and sorting images, captioning, and securing reproductions rights. Other responsibilities may include design edits of existing e-publications, interpretive materials and way-finding design, special event and programming design, and occasional PDF website content design.

Skills: InDesign, Photoshop Starting and ending dates: December 1, 2015–June 30, 2015 (flexibility allowed depending on fellow’s schedule)

Work schedule: 7-10 hours per week, approximately 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Interns will come to the office once a week. Some work may be performed off-site for flexible schedule. Fellows will not work during winter holidays.

Compensation: $2,000 stipend

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Jess Wilcox at


Socrates Sculpture Park has been a model of public art production, community activism, and socially inspired place-making for more than 30 years. Known for fostering ambitious and visionary artworks, Socrates has presented more than 1,000 artists on its five waterfront acres, providing them the financial support, materials, equipment, and space necessary to create large-scale works in the public realm. Open 365 days a year from dawn till dusk, the park is a center of cultural programming, as a producer of contemporary exhibitions, a presenter of a multi-disciplinary performance series, and an educator of more than 10,000 children and teens each year – all free. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

Fakes & Forgeries: Legal Challenges Panel Discussion, 11/29


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

BFA Photo Faculty Justine Kurland Featured on The New Yorker

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“Simply Nutritious Morning Blend,” 2008.

Justine Kurland, photographer and BFA Photo faculty was recently featured on The New Yorker website, alongside an article she wrote entitled Six Years on the Road, as an Artist and a MotherThe article describes her journey trekking across the United States over a span of 6 years with her young son, Casper:

We crossed the country many, many times. Our migrations followed the weather, so that the barefoot pleasures of summer could extend as long as possible into the winter months. We climbed rocks in the desert and trees in the forest, built forts out of sticks, and spiced our mud pies with pine needles. A bump in the road would jostle an assortment of glass jars, spilling insect specimens onto the floor of the van. The next day, we would wake up with ladybugs in our hair; I discovered that they bite. Casper thought it was normal—thought other mamas loaded sheet film at McDonald’s, other kids stacked rocks while their parents composed scenes. On waking from a nap in his car seat, he might ask me, “Where are we, Mama? Are we shopping for views?” Or, pointing out a van along the way, he would inquire, “Who lives in that Mama Car?” Often, people thought we were homeless and offered us food or money. Other parents would pull their children away from us in playgrounds: “Suzy,” they would say, “come play over here.”

Her work is also a part of an upcoming photo book published by Aperture.

Bi-Annual BFA Photography Photo Feast Pin-Up



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.


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Photographer’s Forum Magazine 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest

Over $8,500 in Cash Grants and Prizes
All Winning and Finalist Images Published


1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*

2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,000 cash grant

3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $150 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $150 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

More information



Jeana Lindo (BFA Photo) Exhibits in Group Show “Antique Black”

022019Thursday, September 29th

7 Bond St, New York, NY

7:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Creative Time looking for Production Assistants for Upcoming Project

Creative Time’s latest project, an immersive installation called Doomocracy launched in a few weeks and we have 2 open (paid) positions for production assistants.

Doomocracy is the brainchild of the artist Pedro Reyes, and will be a haunted house of political nightmares set at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for 5 weeks, between October 7-November 6. The project is really a haunted house meets immersive theater piece in which audience members will navigate through a series of themed rooms in small groups of 10-12. We’re working with a sizable cast and a big team of theater world pros, but to pull this thing off we’ll need additional support both behind the scenes and in front-of-house.

We’d absolutely to love to have you in the role of Production Assistant, supporting Creative Time staff, performers, and our theatrical team. The responsibilities could range from managing performance prep and breakdown to executing scene transitions, managing wardrobe, or running backstage areas.

Shifts will run from 5PM-11:30PM, and a detailed list of dates are below, though some of the dress rehearsal dates and orientation date may be subject to change:


Tuesday, September 27: Time TBD

Wednesday, September 285PM-12AM
Sunday, October 25PM-12AM

Private Preview: Thursday, October 6th
Private Performance: Thursday, October 20th
Halloween Performance: Monday, October 31st
Private Performance: Thursday, November 3rd

Weekend 1
Friday October 7th
Saturday, October 8th
Sunday, October 9th

Weekend 2
Friday, October 14th
Saturday, October 15th
Sunday, October 16th

Weekend 3
Friday, October 21st
Saturday, October 22nd
Sunday, October 23rd

Weekend 4
Friday, October 28th
Saturday, October 29th
Sunday, October 30th

Weekend 5
Friday, November 4th
Saturday, November 5th
Sunday, November 6th

jonathan at

Aperture / Parsons Artist Talk: Tod Seelie


Image: Tod Seelie, Firework Run, 2012


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

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NYC Artist Seeking Photo Intern

Internship with Simen Johan
Depending on skill level and area of interests student will work directly with the artist, assisting with basic Photoshop, online research, photoshoots and sculpture making.
This position is unpaid, but lunch is provided.  1 day per week, 10-6PM or 11-7PM in Gownus, Brooklyn. Near F, G, & R trains. Send resume and letter of interest to
About the Artist:
Simen Johan blends traditional and digital techniques to create lush photography that paradoxically seem to be both direct observation and and fabrication. In his own words: “I strive to create tension and confuse the boundaries between opposing forces, such as beauty and brutality…or the familiar and the otherworldly, the natural and the artificial, the amusing and the eerie. I often feel like I am attempting to reconcile the irreconcilable as I explore the paradoxical nature of existence.” Simen was born in Norway and moved to New York City to study visual arts and photography. Johan received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2002, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2009 and the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Grant for Photography in 2012. Johan has been represented by the Yossi Milo Gallery since 2000.

Umbrella Arts Call for Entries

FAMILY, Jodphur India ©Harvey Stein 2013

FAMILY, Jodphur India ©Harvey Stein 2013

Umbrella Arts

“We are seeking photographs of FAMILY. Photographs that are a bit unusual and out of the ordinary, not the conventionally nice or cute images that are often seen.  Your photographs can be amusing, interesting, frank and biting.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines FAMILY as a group of people who are related to each other. This is fine with us but we’d like to expand the definition beyond what we are born into. Let’s include those who we choose to “adopt” as a family, like a close group of friends; a group of people united by certain convictions and a common affiliation, and a group of things related by common characteristics, as the woodwind family of musical instruments, for instance. A group of circus performers, a band of brothers, a theater group, or even the Mafia.

The tone can convey an appreciation of the joys and difficulties experienced by FAMILY in the essentially absurd predicament of getting along and living.  FAMILIES pictured in environments from homes to city streets to the ends of the earth are all being sought.

The exhibition is open to all photographers working in color, black & white, film, digital, and beyond, etc.   Any format, any camera, any style is acceptable.”

ENTRY DEADLINE: December 5, 2016

SHOW DATES: February 2-March 4, 2017

LOCATION: Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003

ELIGIBILITY:   The exhibition is open to all photographers, any format, any camera, black & white or color, any style acceptable.  All types of photography-based work may be entered, including digital, iphone, alternative processes, photo collage and montage.  Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.

BOOK PUBLICATION :   A book based on the selected and exhibited images for FAMILY will be published by the gallery and will be for sale during the exhibition. All rights remain with the photographer.


is a professional photographer, educator, lecturer, curator and author of seven photography books: Briefly Seen New York Street Life (2015), Harlem Steet Portraits (2013), Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2007), Coney Island (1998), Artists Observed (1986), andParallels: A Look at Twins (1978). Stein’s photographs have been published in dozens of magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, and Smithsonian as well as all the major photo magazines. He has had 81 one-person exhibits in the U.S. and Europe, and his photographs are in more than 57 public and private collections around the world. The Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Throckmorton Fine Art and June Bateman Fine Art represent his work. He is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography and conducts his own workshops in Asia, South America and Europe as well as the U.S. He was appointed Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts in 2009. Some of his photography can be seen at




       Visit

       Create a user name and password at our Entrythingy page to submit your work to FAMILY

       Follow the online upload directions


Recommended image requirements:

       High quality jpegs 72 resolution

       RGB or sRGB color profile  (for both B&W and Color)

       Sized 1000 pixels on the longest dimension

Eliminate watermarks–a MUST


FEE:     $40.00 submission fee for 5 images. $5.00 per each additional image up to 10 images will be accepted, payable to Umbrella Arts once online registration is completed. Payment can be made by PayPal, check or money order.


NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by December 14, 2016.  Approximately 40 images will be selected for exhibition.  Notification will be sent by e-mail.


ACCEPTED WORK:    A framed, ready to hang, exhibition quality print must be delivered to Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10003.

Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.

No substitutes of accepted work will be allowed.  Exhibited work must be for sale.


DELIVERY:    Can be made in person or by mail. By Mail –no later than Saturday, January 28th, 2017. By Hand — delivered work can be dropped off at Umbrella Arts on Thursday, January 26, Friday January 27, and Saturday January 28th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


UMBRELLA ARTS: Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell joined forces to create the Umbrella Arts gallery and project space, located in the heart of the East Village.  Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell have introduced many new artists to the New York art world, and worked to expand the traditional notion of an art exhibition by using it as a vehicle for creating community and promoting social change.


RECEPTION:    A reception for photographers, friends and press, hosted by Umbrella Arts will be held on Thursday February 2nd. Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


COMMISSION:   Umbrella Arts will handle all sales for photographers. Photographers will retain 50% of sales price, and Umbrella Arts will retain 50% of total sale.  The price indicated on the entry form will be considered the retail price of each image. Once the final exhibition print has been dropped off at the gallery, Umbrella Arts will be happy to consult with artists on pricing considerations.


LIABILITY:     Liability of artwork is the responsibility of the participating artist/photographer.  Umbrella Arts, their employees or any agents thereof cannot be held responsible for any liability of the artist.


QUESTIONS:    Questions may be directed to us by emailing, or by calling Umbrella Arts at:  212.505.7196 during gallery hours: Thurs – Sat, 1-6pm.

Thomas Werner (BFA Photo Faculty) Named Editor at Large for IRK Magazine


“IRK Magazine Is an Independent Paris Based Art, Photography and Fashion Printed Magazine and Digital Platform. ”

IRK Magazine

Exhibition and Scholarship Opportunity with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


PAFA is pleased to announce Crosscurrents, its first annual AICAD juried undergraduate exhibition. Rising juniors and seniors are invited to submit work for consideration. Selected artists will be chosen from over 42 schools across the U.S. and Canada and awarded with a museum exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. One student in the exhibition will be chosen to receive a full tuition scholarship to attend PAFA’s MFA Program.


  • Students currently enrolled in their junior or senior year.
  • Must attend an AICAD institution.
  • No application fee is required.
  • Deadline: October 14, 2016

Application Requirements

  1. Submitted works must be no larger than 74 inches in the vertical dimension.
  2. A portfolio of 3-5 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through SlideRoom and sent to
  3. Images submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name separated by an underscore followed by the number in the sequence. Example: Doe_Jane2.jpg
  4. Each application must also include a caption sheet for images submitted that describes Image Title, Dimensions, Medium, Date, and a concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum. This will be visible to the jurors alongside your image portfolio.
  5. Artist statement: applicants must submit a written statement that discusses your images, process, and intentions as it relates to the works shown. 500 words maximum. This can be in .doc or .pdf format. Please also list your name, attending school, and a faculty recommender. (A recommendation letter is not required.)

Selection and Notification

Chair of the MFA Program Didier William and resident critic Colleen Asper will jury the exhibition and select 5 finalists who will be considered for the full tuition scholarship. Additional application materials will be required of those artists, and notification of the winner of the full tuition scholarship will occur the evening of the opening on December 9, 2016.

International Center of Photography Teaching Assistant Positions for Youth Photo Classes


ICP at THE POINT is an ongoing collaboration with THE POINT in the South Bronx, providing a photography-based program that includes a classroom studio, black-and-white darkroom, and gallery. For more information on this partnership visit our website and see below for upcoming class dates.

Photography I in Black-and-White for Preteens

Oct 17 – Dec 19 | Mon 4–7pm


Photography I in Black-and-White for Preteens

Oct 18 – Dec 20 | Tues 4–7pm


Photography I in Black-and-White for Teens

Oct 5 – Dec 21 | Weds 4–7pm  (no class Oct. 12)


Photography I in Black-and-White for Teens

Oct 6 – Dec 22 | Thurs 4–7pm (no class Nov. 24)


ICP’s Teen Academy offers youth photography classes that enrich and educate. Students can choose to enroll in 10-week Teen Academy classes or in the more intensive, year-long Imagemakers program. Classes meet at the ICP School in midtown Manhattan. Read more here and see below for the upcoming fall class dates:


Photography I in Black-and-White: Camera and Darkroom 

Oct 6 – Dec 15 | Thurs 4-6:30 pm + Field Trip TBA | Pablo Lerma


Photography I in Color: Color Film and Darkroom 

Oct 1 – Dec 17 | Sat 2-5pm | Liz Sales


Photography II in Black-and-White: Preparing Your Portfolio 

Oct 2 – Dec 18 | Sun 3–6pm | Jaime Schlesinger


Teen Academy Imagemakers

Sept 28–June 14, 2016-17 | Wed 4–6:30pm | Lesly Deschler-Canossi


Please email to specify ing your course of interest. All Teaching Assistants should have experience in darkroom photography and experience/interest in working with teens.

LensCulture Call for Entries: Emerging Talent Awards 2016


Katsumi Saiki

Seeking 50 of the World’s Best Emerging Photographers

We invite you to enter our 4th annual Emerging Talent Awards, which are dedicated to discovering the best emerging photographers from all over the world. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

Awards will include a digital gallery exhibition at the International Center of Photography Museum in New York City, $20,000 in grants, opportunities for exposure at over 50 international photography festivals, inclusion in the upcoming photobook, The Best of LensCulture Today: 150 Contemporary Photographers, which will be distributed and sold worldwide and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to expose your work to a global photography community of over 2 million!

APERTURE / PARSONS Artist Talk: Yann Gross



Tuesday, September 20
7:00 pm
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.

Katherine Wolkoff (New BFA Photo Faculty) Launches Book “Vita Nova” at Spaces Corners at ICP Museum


ROMAN NVMERALS is a publishing collaboration started by artists David La Spina and Michael Vahrenwald. The imprint consists of a series of simple, single-signature books, consisting of a concise body of work. ROMAN NVMERALS books are affordable and printed in the US at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on an Indigo Press. The artist-funded books are printed in batches of 20–40 in order to have no backstock or overhead, serving as a streamlined vehicle to make self-publishing affordable for artists.

ROMAN NVMERALS’s new releases include the following titles:

Vol. IX: Nine by Ted Partin
Vol. X: Little Discrepancies by Linda Gallagher and Brian Bauman
Vol. XI: El Camino Real by John Lehr
Vol. XII: Island Ponds by Orianna Riley
Vol. XIV: Woven Nº 4 by Tanya Marcuse
Vol. XV: Woven Nº 9 by Tanya Marcuse
Vol. XVII: Drafts: Letters Unsent by Ann Daly
Vol. XVIII: Vita Nova by Katherine Wolkoff
Vol. XIX: Garden Study by Marion Belanger
Vol. XX: Ranch House by Marion Belanger
Vol. XXI: Outside Edge by Marion Belanger
Vol. XXII: Oasis by Kristine Potter
Vol. XXIII: A Different Kind of Tension by Darin Mickey
Vol. LVII: Box of Fiction by Ann Daly