Alejandro Cartagena | Visiting Artist Talk | Apr. 24 4:30pm | Kellen Auditorium

Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban, and environmental issues. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 50 group and individual exhibitions in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The MFAH in Houston, the Portland Museum of Art, The West Collection, the Coppel collection, the FEMSA Collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and among others.

Alejandro is a self publisher and co-editor and has created several award wining titles including Insurrection Nation, Studio Cartagena 2021, Santa Barbara Save US, Skinnerboox, 2020, A Small Guide to Homeownership, The Velvet Cell 2020, We Love Our Employees, Gato Negro 2019, Santa Barbara Shame on US, Skinnerboox, 2017, A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption, The velvet Cell, 2017, Rivers of Power, Newwer, 2016, Santa Barbara return Jobs to US, Skinnerboox, 2016, Headshots, Self-published, 2015, Before the War, Self-published, 2015, Carpoolers, Self-published with support of FONCA Grant, 2014, Suburbia Mexicana, Daylight/ Photolucida 2010. Some of his books are in the Yale University Library, the Tate Britain, and the 10×10 Photobooks/MFH Houston book collections among others.

Keren Benbenisty | Visiting Artist Talk | Apr. 10 12:15pm | Kellen Auditorium


Keren Benbenisty (b. Israel) graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2004. She has been artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine; ISCP – The International Studio & Curatorial Program, NY; Residency Unlimited, NY ; Arts Maebashi, Japan; Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NY; Artport, Israel; Air351, Portugal; The Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Belgium.

Benbenisty has been the recipient of numerous international grants including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 2019. Benbenisty’s work has been exhibited at solo and group exhibitions at venues including: Ulterior Gallery, New York; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France; Arts Maebashi, Japan; The Drawing Center, New York; Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel; Centre for Contemporary Arts Prague, Czech Republic; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Mishkan Ein Harod, Israel.

BFA Thesis | March 25 – April 7 | 2024

We are proud to announce the Thesis Exhibition for the BFA Photography class of 2024!

Open from March 25th – April 7th in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (66 5th Ave, New York)
There will be a closing reception on Friday, April 5th from 4-7pm.

Please also visit the Thesis website.


Freya Powell | Solo Exhibition | Videotage, HK | Jan 7-28, 2024

In collaboration with the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies (LCS) and the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IRCCS) at the Education University of Hong Kong, Videotage is pleased to present Spaces of Exception, the first exhibition in Hong Kong featuring the sound installation of New York-based artist Freya Powell as part of the interdisciplinary project on death in migration titled Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces.

Exhibition Period: 7-28/1/2024
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Videotage, Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong


An-My Lê | Visiting Artist Talk | Nov. 16 7pm Kellen Auditorium

Join the BFA Photography Program on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm in Kellen Auditorium to hear An-My Lê speak about her practice and her current survey exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art!

An-My Lê’s work addresses the complexity that surrounds how we represent, mythologize, and justify war and conflict. Born in Vietnam in 1960, Lê emigrated to the US after the fall of Saigon in 1975, as a refugee. She is a MacArthur Fellow and the Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Kaz Senju | Principal Videographer | The Body As An Archive

The Body As An Archive is an Oral History Project of Visual AIDS that pairs HIV-positive artists across the globe for intimate audio and video recorded conversations. All participating artists are represented in the Visual AIDS Archive. The project prioritizes facilitating intergenerational conversations while specifically uplifting the voices of demographics that have been historically underrepresented within dominant narratives of HIV/AIDS movements.

BFA Photo faculty, Kaz Senju, was the principal videographer.

Keisha Scarville | Aperture PhotoBook Award Shortlist | 2023

Congratulations Keisha Scarville!

Paris Photo and Aperture are excited to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Paris Photo–Aperture PhotoBook Awards—an annual celebration of the photobook’s contributions to the evolving narrative of photography. Now in its eleventh year, the award recognizes excellence in three major categories of photobook publishing: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalog of the Year.

Keisha Scarville
lick of tongue, rub of finger, on soft wound
MACK Books, London
Design by Keisha Scarville and Morgan Crowcroft-Brown

Photo Faculty Win the 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund

Google’s Creator Labs and Aperture are thrilled to announce the recipients of the second season of The Creator Labs Photo Fund—an initiative providing financial support to encourage artists at formative moments in their careers. Started in 2021 and made possible by Google Devices and Services in partnership with Aperture, the second season of the Creator Labs Photo Fund supports thirty artists working in photography and lens-based practices with a one-time $6,000 grant.

Congratulations BFA Photo faculty: Shala Miller, Keisha Scarville, and Isaiah Winters!

2023 Thesis Reception | Tuesday May 16th 5-7pm, 2023

BFA Photography Thesis Reception  

Tuesday May 16th, 5-7pm EST 

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
2 West 13th and 66th Fifth Ave 
On view May 15 – 30, 2023  

AMT Social Justice Award | Due May 4th, 2023

AMT Social Justice Award

The School of Art, Media & Technology (AMT) at Parsons is pleased to announce the AMT Student Social Justice Award. This award recognizes students’ commitments to actively and critically explore and hold themselves accountable to the values outlined in the following AMT Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EISJ) statement:

As students, artists, designers, educators, and cultural producers, we must acknowledge the lineages of white supremacy, racial discrimination, and other forms of systemic oppression that exist within our society in the U.S. and abroad. In the School of Art, Media & Technology (AMT), we are committed to creating a more inclusive, equitable and anti-racist community. We aim to support and advocate for the needs of all AMT students, staff and faculty across all identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, culture, citizenship, or socio-economic status. We will stand in solidarity with marginalized communities who have been historically excluded from institutions, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI (Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander), People of Color, Queer, and Trans folks, and aim to center their narratives and practices within our learning environment. We recognize the limitations of language that can’t envelop the breadth of all intersectional identities, and as such, we are committed to advancing equity, respect, and thoughtfulness within our teaching pedagogy, curriculum, classrooms and across AMT.

The selected student award recipients will receive an award of $250 and their work will be entered into a new Parsons AMT Social Justice student work archive.  Award recipients will be notified before May 19 and will receive their award by July.  All submissions will be included in the AMT Social Justice Student Award Archive.

This award has been created by a group of part-time and full-time faculty on the AMT School Curriculum Committee, as part of their mission to ensure that our school’s commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice is an active one.  As part of the ongoing commitment by faculty to deepen our commitment and ability to teach with anti-oppression and social justice frameworks, this award aims to both celebrate students’ commitments while building an archive that faculty across the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons can use as a tool to explore how students are engaging with AMT’s stated EISJ values.

SOVEREIGNTY: Reclaiming Cultural Memory | Panel Discussion | May 4th, 2023 6:30pm

SOVEREIGNTY: Reclaiming Cultural Memory

May 4th 6:30pm
New School Tishman Auditorium https://sovereigntyreclaimingculturalm.splashthat.com/ The School of Fashion is proud to partner with Indigenous Rising in hosting SOVEREIGNTY: Reclaiming Cultural Memory, a panel discussion on Indigenous resurgence through fashion practices and systems of making. We humbly welcome renowned artists Christian Allaire, Korina Emmerich, Tania Larsson & Dr. Jessica Metcalfe in a conversation with Sariah Park on Indigenous fashion as a form of protest and concepts based in decolonization, land-based practices and rituals of adornment as ways to connect meaning and cultural memory, connection to the Land and identity through craft and making. This event is part of The Indigenous Rising Symposium & the Parsons School of Fashion Vision Speaker Series. Presented by Indigenous RisingThe School of Fashion at Parsons, and American Indian Community House.

Matika Wilbur | Keynote & Book launch | May 2, 2023 4:30-6pm

Indigenous Rising: Changing The Way We See Native America

May 2nd 4:30-6pm 
66 West 12th, Room 404
This event is a pre-commencement celebration to honor Indigenous students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree through unyielding determination at The New School. This gathering embraces the value of community and scholarship. Celebrated photographer and storyteller Matika Wilbur of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes will be in attendance to speak about her recent project PROJECT 562. The book is a photographic and narrative celebration of contemporary Native American life and cultures, alongside an in-depth examination of issues that Native people face. The book is the culmination of a decade-long art and storytelling endeavor, and a moving love letter to Indigenous Americans, containing hundreds of stunning portraits and compelling personal narratives of contemporary Native people. A vital contribution from an incomparable artist, PROJECT 562 inspires, educates, and truly changes the way we see Native America.

Sarah Palmer | Solo Exhibition | Mrs Gallery | Mar 11-May 6, 2023


The Delirious Sun

March 11 – May 6, 2023 | Mrs Gallery 

Mrs. is pleased to present The Delirious Sun, Sarah Palmer’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. For this occasion, Palmer has created an archipelago of photographic prints and vinyl wallpapers, a body of work that forms incisive interconnections on the worlds we inhabit, both physically and psychologically.

Shala Miller | Exhibition | Artists Space | Mar 31-May 27, 2023

Shala Miller &
Malcolm Peacock

with Amiri Baraka’s Cellar Vigil

March 31 – May 27 | Artists Space

Artists Space is pleased to present new works by interdisciplinary artists Shala Miller (b. 1993) and Malcolm Peacock (b. 1994). As part of their first New York institutional exhibition, Miller’s and Peacock’s commissions will present complex, generative narratives about the body, specters, ritual, endurance, and the experiential nature of transformation.

Tommy Kha | Aperture Conversation | Feb 16, 2023 at 7pm

Aperture Conversations

Tommy Kha and Ka-Man Tse on “Half, Full, Quarter”

Thursday, February 16 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT

The Kellen Auditorium at the New School

66 5th Ave, Room 101, New York, NY 10011

Aperture, in collaboration with the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design at the New School, is pleased to present a conversation between Tommy Kha and Ka-Man Tse, discussing Kha’s first major monograph, Half, Full, Quarter (Aperture, 2023).

Tommy Kha: Half, Full, Quarter weaves together self-portraits and classically bucolic landscapes punctuated by the traces of East Asian stories embedded in the topography of the American South.Half, Full, Quarter is the result of the Next Step Award, a partnership between Aperture and Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, in collaboration with the 7|G Foundation. An exhibition of the work will open at Baxter St on February 8, 2023.

Samantha Box | Fellowship Award | Silver Eye | 2023

Samantha Box | 2023 Silver Eye Awardee

The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world.

Samantha Box is the winner of The Fellowship Award.

John Clang | Solo Exhibition | Fost Gallery | Jan 1-Mar 4, 2023

John Clang
So this is what it feels like to be free

FOST Gallery, Singapore
January 7 – March 4, 2023

In conjunction with the Singapore Art Week 2023, FOST Gallery is proud to present So this is what it feels like to be free, a solo exhibition premiering three new bodies of work by visual artist John Clang. The presentation marks a particularly introspective and productive phase in his artistic practice influenced by his recent foray into the realm of filmmaking.

Ever more cognizant of the complexities in the role of an image maker not merely as a passive witness, but a roving eye strategically gathering intelligence on his subjects, or even an interventionist partaking actively in changing the course of action, Clang extends his latest artistic explorations to the frontiers of privacy, self-knowledge and surveillance.

Traversing geographical boundaries, socio-historical milieus, and conventional ways of knowing, Clang contemplates on how one’s inner and outer subjectivities and realities are crystallised by an interplay between what is private, public and secret. Like majority of his past works, his new creations defy easy categorisation and stylistic uniformity, united not in similarity but in difference.

The exhibition title references a common utterance after one emerges from long periods of confined isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic to resume air travel, or even indulge in simple pleasures of taking a walk around one’s neighbourhood without restriction. It seeks autonomy and agency, even when these notions of emancipation are ultimately illusory.

Martha Naranjo Sandoval | Solo Exhibition | Miriam Gallery | Jan 19-Mar 11, 2023

Martha Naranjo Sandoval
The Stench of Orange Blossoms

January 19 – March 11, 2023 | Miriam Gallery
What does a family album make, and where will my family pictures end up? Martha Naranjo Sandoval seeks to answer these questions through an expansive documentation of intimate images, arranged in a broken grid in Miriam’s front gallery. The exhibition comprises 160, 4” x 6” photos of family members, homescapes, and landscapes documented over the past eight years.

Tommy Kha | Solo Exhibition | Baxter St | Feb 8-Mar 22, 2023

Tommy Kha
Ghost Bites

February 8, 2023 – March 22, 2023
Baxter St. Camera Club of NY
Baxter St is proud to present Ghost Bites, a solo exhibition featuring recent photographic prints and vinyl images by Tommy Kha, the winner of the 2021 Aperture & Baxter St Next Step Award. As the recipient, Kha was awarded the opportunity to expand his photographic practice and mark this significant achievement with a solo exhibition. The exhibition title references ma cắn, the Vietnamese phrase that refers to mysterious scratches and bruises that appear on the skin from unknown sources. Ghost Bites, curated by Dawn Chan, explores Kha’s interests in how community and “preservation of the everyday” find expanded expression in a range of photographic forms. In addition to the exhibition, Next Step Award partner Aperture will release Half, Full, Quarter, the artist’s first ever major monograph, published in partnership with the 7G Foundation.

Simone Douglas | New Publication | 2023

Simone Douglas
Where is Art? Space, Time, and Location in Contemporary Art. Edited By Simone Douglas, Adam Geczy, Sean Lowry.

Featuring chapters by a diverse range of leading international artists and theorists, this book suggests that contemporary art is increasingly characterized by the problem of where and when it is situated.

Shala Miller | Solo Exhibition | Lyles & King | Jan 13-Feb 18, 2023

Shala Miller


January 13 – February 18, 2023

Lyles and King | 19 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002

Ka-Man Tse | Award | Anonymous Was A Woman | 2022

Image: Untitled, 2019. Archival inkjet print, 24×30″

BFA Photo Director, Ka-Man Tse, was recently selected for an ‘Anonymous Was A Woman Award’.

Ka-Man Tse (b. Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1981) is a photographer and video artist living in Brooklyn. Her work is informed by questions of longing and belonging. Her images are made within the intersection of Asian and Asian American (AAPI) and LGBTQ+ communities and are made through a queer lens. Ka-Man Tse has exhibited work at Para Site, Videotage, Lumenvisum, and Eaton Workshop, in Hong Kong. She has mounted solo shows at Aperture in New York, the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the New York Public Library. Recent exhibitions and screenings include LOVE+: Awakening, at Hong Kong Arts Centre, in Hong Kong, Art on the Stoop: Sunset Screenings at the Brooklyn Museum, Chosen at Leslie Lohman Museum in New York, and Tate Lates at the Tate Museum. She is the recipient of the Aaron Siskind Fellowship, the Robert Giard Fellowship, and the Aperture Portfolio Prize. Her monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts. Her work is in public and private collections including the Harvard Art Museums, Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Tai Kwun Contemporary Artists’ Book Library in Hong Kong, and the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. She received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Yale.