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.
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.
lick of tongue, rub of finger, on soft wound
MACK Books, London
Design by Keisha Scarville and Morgan Crowcroft-Brown
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!
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 &
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 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 | 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 13 – February 18, 2023
Lyles and King | 19 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002
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.
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.
Apply Here to be considered for Spring Semester work!
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
Part Time Faculty Member Sarah Hasted has recently published her interview with Manuel Knapp titled: “STRINGING THE ART WORLD ALONG: Art Dealer SARAH HASTED Interviews German Artist MANUEL KNAPP”. You can read the introduction to the interview below and watch a video of audio excerpts.
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
Photography Program faculty member Thomas Werner was invited to give a presentation on Fashion and Culture to the editors and staff at Bloomsbury Publishing in London during spring break. Bloomsbury released Thomas’ first book The Fashion Image in January of this year.
This was one of a series of book talks Thomas has given since the early February launch at Parsons. Additional talks have been given in New York, Boston, and San Diego over the past month, with upcoming talks in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Paris, and Philadelphia scheduled.
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.
BFA Photography Faculty Graham MacIndoe is featured in the new article on Artsy As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Photographers Are Finding New Ways to Capture Addiction. The article discusses opioid addiction and how photography documents addiction. MacIndoe is featured amongst photographers such as Larry Clark and Nan Goldin, you can read the article here.
Special Events for Alumni/Students of Color: 10/21 Community Brunch, 10/26 Portfolio Review, 10/27 Exhibition Closing Reception
(under)REPRESENT(ed) Community BrunchSaturday, October 21 from 11am-2pm6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room 1103
Alumni of color and Students of color are invited to break bread, reflect and strategize around experiences of race and identity at Parsons and within creative industries.
Please RSVP: tinyurl.com/underrepresentedbrunchFb event:……………………………..(under)REPRESENT(ed) Portfolio ReviewsThursday, October 26 from 6-8pmStudents of color are invited to receive critical feedback on work that addresses race and identity from alumni of color.
……………………………..(under)REPRESENT(ed) ClosingFriday, October 27 at 6 PM – 8 PM66 Fifth Avenue, Arnold and Sheila Aronson GalleriesExhibiting alumni reflect on their work. Open to the public.
October 17, 6-8 PM
Sheila C. Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 5th Ave, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10003
Closing reception with artist talk: October 27th, 6-8pm
(under)REPRESENT(ed) is an exhibition that features Parsons School of Design alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism. Initiated and organized by a collective of alumni of color, this exhibition features a range of disciplines which simultaneously address and resist the systemic exclusion that prevails in educational and professional institutions and practices.
A video from a digital and physical archive that affirms the future of people of African descent; a design research project lessens the impact of hurricane season on one alum’s hometown in the Dominican Republic; a children’s book fable reveals an allegory of the dangerous journey migrants often face to enter the United States; an online syllabus resource explores the intersections of fashion and race; photographs reflect on the historic status symbol and power of hair in Korean culture, which resonates in communities across the globe; and a multimedia project promotes citizen journalism and challenges the normalization of police violence.
“We are moved by an urgency to foreground the power generated by creative practices,” said the curators of the exhibition. “Our own experience as students, practicing artists, designers, educators and cultural organizers tells us that this work isn’t always given its due criticism or celebration in the classroom and other institutional spaces.”
People of color have been pioneers in fields of art and design, although they continue to be significantly underrepresented in positions of power and compensation. Despite the rich foundational contributions by Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous communities to these industries, they are often rendered invisible. The curators of this exhibition stake a claim for the centrality of those most deeply impacted by these oppressive frameworks in an era which challenges our existing tools of resistance.
The Parsons alumni featured in the exhibition are (AMT Alums in bold):
Salome Asega, MFA Design and Technology ’14
Rikki Byrd, MA Fashion Studies ’16
Raquel de Anda, MS Design and Urban Ecologies ’15
Nelson de Jesus Ubri, BFA Architectural Design ’15
Patricia Encarnación, BFA Communication Design ’14
Noelle Flores Théard, MFA Photography ’14
Scherezade Garcia, BFA Illustration ’90
Alston Green, CGRD Illustration ’72
Kim Jenkins, MA Fashion Studies ’13
Leslie Jimenez, BFA Fine Arts ’12
Sara Jimenez, MFA Fine Arts ’13
Yuni Kim Lang, BFA Communication Design ’09
Jeana Lindo, BFA Photography ’17
Joy McKinney, MFA Photography ’14
Joiri Minaya, BFA Fine Arts ’13
Ron Morrison, MS Design and Urban Ecologies ’15
Inyegumena Nosegbe, BFA Communication Design ’16
Ayodamola Okunseinde, MFA Design and Technology ’15
Isaac Paris, BFA Communication Design ’78
Kaitlynn Redell, MFA Fine Arts ’13
Jeff Staple, Illustration
Ken Tanabe, MFA Design and Technology ’04
James Terrell, MFA Painting ’02
Duncan Tonatiuh, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum ’08, BA Liberal Arts ’08
Robert Liu-Trujillo, BFA Illustration ’10
Christopher Udemezue, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum ’08
Organized by a collective of Parsons Alumni of Color
Havanna Fisher, BFA Fashion Design ’14, BA The Arts ’14
Scherezade García, BFA Illustration ’90
Joelle Riffle, BFA Communication Design ’13
Yelaine Rodríguez, BFA Fashion Design ’13
Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology ’13
Nadia Williams, BFA Fashion Design ’01
(under)REPRESENT(ed) equity + social justice advisor: Gail Drakes
(under)REPRESENT(ed) research assistant: Claudine Brantley, BFA Candidate of Photography ’18
(under)REPRESENT(ed) research assistant: Barbara Byrd, BFA Fine Arts ’17
Contact us at email@example.com
The exhibition will run from October 14, when an opening reception for Parsons alumni will be held, until October 29.
More info here.
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.
Photography Faculty Thomas Werner with BFA Photo Alumni Fan Chen, Therese Ohrvall, Jessica Richmond, and MFA Media Studies alumni Diana Khong.
Fact & Fiction”, the 2017 Contemporary Art in Traditional Museums State Museum of the History of St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Poterna Exhibition Hall.
BFA Photography Alumni (’16) Daisy Korpics has recently been featured in Musee Magazine to discuss her both series “Disquiet’ and “568”.
You can read the interview here.
Andy Egelhoff (BFA Photo 17) was recently featured in GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) Magazine.
You can read the feature here.
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
37th ANNUAL 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
100 HONORABLE MENTIONS
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.
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.
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
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.
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
February Postcard Write-in
Friday, Feb 17th
Women’s March : Black History : Immigrant Ban
2 w. 13th, lobby corner / 5th Ave.
10am – 3pm
We are inviting the Parsons/New School community of students, faculty, staff & alumni to drop in and write a postcard! What’s on your mind?
Please invite your friends & BE HEARD!
Featuring works designed by Parsons students. We have mailing labels, addresses and postage ready.
——> or make your own. #creatives #resist
#RESIST Art Club is supported by the School of Design Strategies, School of Art, Media & Technology and the First Year program. We meet every week (except 2/23) from 2:45-3:45pm in 6 e. 16th #1209. Open door, snacks, ideas etc. Join our Facebook Group!
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.
Thursday, September 29th
7 Bond St, New York, NY
7:00 PM – 12:00 PM
“IRK Magazine Is an Independent Paris Based Art, Photography and Fashion Printed Magazine and Digital Platform. ”
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
Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.
Paetzhold will be exhibiting work from her series Studies in: Ambylopia
Thursday July 14th, 6-8pm at the Aperture Foundation
“Photographer Ryan James Caruthers’ self-portrait of himself in a wrestling uniform is a stark departure from that norm. His shape is long and skinny, pale and delicate. His eyes are shut, his arms raised, his face resting somewhere between exhaustion and ecstasy. Blood drips from his nostril like a violent omen. In this striking photograph, Caruthers’ expression resembles that of St. Theresa more than the traditional classical Greek sculptures used to embody athletic masculinity. ”
“The Madness of Many” is a self-portrait series by Jess Richmond depicting her and her imagined twin sister, Connie. Each image is an illusion that is constructed in-camera, toying with spatial relationships, familial relationships and the picture plane.