Seeing Double: Janice Guy's Experiments in Self-Portraiture
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Seeing Double: Janice Guy's Experiments in Self-Portraiture

A panel organized on the occasion of the release of Janice Guy, the first monograph devoted to Guy’s radical experiments in photography during the late 1970s. Panelists include Janice Guy (artist and gallerist, Murray Guy gallery); Matthew Buckingham (artist, filmmaker and chair of Visual Arts, Columbia University); Naomi Fry (staff writer, The New Yorker); Justine Kurland (photographer); and Joshua Lubin-Levy (writer, curator and senior teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum). A reception and book signing will follow.

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Nov
10
to Dec 1

BeCoMiNg

School of Visual Arts and BFA Photography and Video present “BeCoMiNg,” an exhibition based on picture conversations between distinguished program alumni and students in its class of 2020. This collaborative exhibition, curated by Department Chair Joseph Maida began with Maida’s invitation to 12 alumni, whom he paired with 12 students based on formal and conceptual intersections. Each graduate provided their student partner with a picture prompt, to which the student responded with one of their own pictures; in turn, each student provided their partner with a picture prompt, to which the graduate responded with one of their own pictures.

The exhibition consists of 24 picture pairings on view from Saturday, November 10, through Saturday, December 1, at the SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. The reception will take place on Thursday, November 29, from 6-8PM.

The participating alumni artists are Claire Christerson (2015), Dana Davenport (2015), Michael Bailey-Gates (2015), Ryan Halliwill (2016), Logan Jackson (2015), Ina Jang (2010), May Lin Le Goff (2012), Peter Ash Lee (2008), Thomas McCarty (2016), Star Montana (2013), Corey Olsen (2014) and An Rong Xu (2012)

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The participating class of 2020 students are Sol Chocano, Caitlyn Duffy, Amina Gingold, Natalie Grant, Won Young Ki, Kat Kuo, Tiger Ling, Eugenia So, Sam Stoich, Anthony Tella, Xiao Xiong, Rosalie Zack.

BFA Photography and Video provides a world-class education through a focus on fluency in all forms of photographic imagery and direct involvement with the professional community. The program’s forward-thinking curriculum emphasizes how still pictures and moving images have operated over history and their leading role in culture and society today.

The SVA Gramercy Gallery, located at 209 East 23rd Street, is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

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Artist Talk: Allen Frame
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk: Allen Frame

Faculty member Allen Frame will share work from his new exhibition Innamorato and present selections from his tenure at the American Academy in Rome. Frame’s compositions with found ephemera and his own photographs unlock new narratives inherent in the imagery. A reception and book signing will follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

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BFA Photography & Video and Phaidon Present Mario Sorrenti in Conversation with Dennis Freedman
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

BFA Photography & Video and Phaidon Present Mario Sorrenti in Conversation with Dennis Freedman

Photographer Mario Sorrenti and creative director Dennis Freedman will be discussing Sorrenti’s career and the recent publication of Kate, an intimate collection of fifty never-before-published portraits of a young Kate Moss on the brink of international supermodel-stardom in collaboration with Phaidon. A reception and book signing will follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Sep
26
to Oct 25

Pop-Up Picture Library

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SVA BFA Photography & Video, in collaboration with the SVA Library, presents a reading room of Senior Books and accompanying materials including the texts and artist books that inspired their work.

2018 ALUMNI / SELECTIONS

Rufus Barkley / Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter

Brooke Biondi / Oliver Chanarin & Adam Broomberg: Spirit is a Bone

Rosie Brock / Maude Schuyler Clay: Delta Dogs

Junli Chen / Neil Winokur: Everyday Things

Nicole Collins / Max Ernst: A Retrospective

Kaitlyn Danielson / Virginia Heckert: Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography

Julia De Santis / Federico Fellini: Libro dei Sogni

Andrea Di Macio / Helmut Newton: Private Property

Sam Eisenberg / Collier Schorr: Jens F.

Jose Espaillat / Nick Knight

Ana Espinal / Ana Mendieta: Earth Body

Eileen Espinosa / Jo Ann Callis: Other Rooms

Simons Finnerty / Mark Morrisroe

Jorly Flores / Jack Delano: Puerto Rico Mio

Ludovica Forcina / Moholy Nagy: Color in Transparency

Hugo Garcia / Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Olivia Ghim / Tim Walker: Story Teller

Caroline Goessling / Curran Hatleberg: Lost Coast

Jiwoong Jang / Gus Powell: Aperture, "The Lonely Ones," Winter 2017

Brendan Jo / Steven Meisel: Sex / Madonna

Justin Johnson / Constantin Brâncuși

Tori Kelner / Brooke Shaden: Inspiration in Photography

Hyeonwoo Lee / Nagi Sakai: Vanity Fair, "Vanities," December 2016, No. 676

Melina Lentrichia / Francesca Woodman

Dan Case Levitt / Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me

YuFei Liang / Eikoh Hosoe: Kamaitachi

Takuya Matsumoto / Roe Ethridge: American Spirit

Cameron Kelly McLeod / Sally Mann: What Remains

Tiffany Medeck / Gregory Crewdson: Beneath the Roses

Todd Midler / Roe Ethridge: Le Luxe

Mia Mueller-Schoell / Irving Penn: Centennial

Trevor Munch / Greer Lankton: Flash Art, "Unalterable Strangeness," Volume 48, March-April 2015, No. 301

Tiara Nelson / Osgemeos: The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

Bach Q. Nguyen / Laura Letinsky: After All

Danielle Paris / Laura Larson: Hidden Mother

Michelle Ricci / Annegret Soltau: Afterimage, "String Theories," Volume 36, No. 4

Jenna Santos / Jen Davis: Contact Sheet

Meredith Shine / Tina Barney: Friends and Relations

Grace Spencer / Nan Goldin: I’ll Be Your Mirror

Tori Toguchi / Rinko Kawauchi: Halo

Brooke Trisolini / Henry Leutwyler: Ballet

Jingwen Wu / Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, everything matters

Anyan Wu / Francesca Woodman: On Being An Angel

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

BFA Photo & Video Faculty and Staff Welcome Social

6pm - Doors open, refreshments and snacks served
6:30pm - Welcome remarks
7-8pm - Social hour

214 East 21st Street
MFA First Floor, 120-A (Big Room)
New York, NY 10010

Please note that this event is only open to BFA Photography & Video faculty and staff.

*Be sure to bring your SVA ID to gain access to the building. For new faculty, who do not yet have an SVA ID, bring a driver's license or other government issued photo ID to present for access.

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Senior Thesis Show
Apr
15
to May 10

Senior Thesis Show

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Peter Garfield's Class: Second Floor Hall
Robert Stevens' Class: Second Floor Main
Tim Maul's Class: Fourth Floor Project Room and Hall
Josef Astor's Class: Fifth Floor Entrance
Billy Sullivan's Class: Fifth Floor Main
Keren Moscovitch's Class: Sixth Floor Hall(Entrance)
Barbara Pollack's Class: Sixth Floor Hall (Rear)
Elizabeth Bick's Class: Sixth Floor Niche

Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5-7PM
Open to the public

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Image: Jing Wen Wu

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DEAR DAVE, Presents a Reading and Book Signing with Sean Hemmerle
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

DEAR DAVE, Presents a Reading and Book Signing with Sean Hemmerle

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Housewife, Baghdad, Iraq, 2003

BFA Photography and VideoMFA Photography, Video and Related Mediaand Dear Dave, magazine present photographer and BFA Photography and Video faculty member Sean Hemmerle (MFA 1997 Photography, Video and Related Media), who will speak about his photo series "Them," featuring portraits from Iraq and Afghanistan. A book signing will follow. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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2017 AMERICA: Photography from American High Schools
Nov
18
to Dec 2

2017 AMERICA: Photography from American High Schools

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Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Free and Open to the Public


High school students throughout the United States answered the call for submissions from the BFA Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts for the opportunity to exhibit their photographic work alongside their peers in 2017 AMERICA. Aiming to give voice to the newest members of the visual arts community, 2017 AMERICA showcases a wide range of perspectives and talent, featuring the work of students from 30 states and drawn from over 2,000 submitted works.

One year after one of the most polarizing elections in recent history, SVA’s BFA Photography and Video Department was eager to support and understand the perspectives of the youth whose futures will be deeply affected by the decisions made during this tumultuous time. 2017 AMERICA provides a space for up-and-coming creative talents to express themselves. Viewers will gain insight into what young American artists are seeing, thinking and making, and how they define this vast country in the present. The resulting exhibition ranges from works that are overtly political and issue-oriented to those that express a more personal view of identity and life in the United States at this moment.

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38th Annual W. Eugene Smith Fund Awards
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

38th Annual W. Eugene Smith Fund Awards

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant, selected from over 300 worldwide submissions, is presented annually to photographers whose work carries forward the tradition practiced by Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.

Please arrive early to ensure admission. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP here.

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USA, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 1955. Steel plant. A Bessemer furnace. © W. Eugene Smith

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Jack Pierson in Conversation with Steel Stillman
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jack Pierson in Conversation with Steel Stillman

DEAR DAVE, presents artist Jack Pierson in conversation with artist and writer
Steel Stillman, discussing Pierson’s new book The Hungry Years and the
crucial role that photography has played in his diverse artistic practice. The
Hungry Years
features Pierson’s inherently autobiographical 1980s
photographs and is published by Damiani.

A book signing and reception will follow the discussion. Free and open to the public.

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Jack Pierson, Badlands, 1990

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Leigh Ledare in Conversation with Steel Stillman
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Leigh Ledare in Conversation with Steel Stillman

DEAR DAVE, presents artist Leigh Ledare in conversation with artist and writer Steel Stillman, discussing Ledare’s current solo exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago and the complex interpersonal dynamics that are at the heart of his work.

Free and open to the public.

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Leigh Ledare, Personal Commissions: “Let the Good Times Roll. 1 Blond, 53 yrs old,curvey, buxom, slim, clean, petite. No diseases or drugs. Seeking healthy, honest, reliable, financially secure younger man for discreet sensual fun. Ext#1084”, 2008

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BFA Photography and Video Senior Thesis Show 2017
Apr
17
to May 12

BFA Photography and Video Senior Thesis Show 2017

BFA Photography and Video presents a show of work by its graduating students. 

BFA Photography and Video students at SVA immerse themselves in all aspects of commercial and fine art photography, gaining a better understanding of various genres, ideas and vocabularies. With access to cutting-edge facilities—as well as a 100-plus faculty of photographers, museum directors, critics, art directors, photo editors and photography collectors—they are able to hone their craft and cultivate their own sensibility and visual style.

Public Reception: May 8th, 6-8PM

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Accepted Students Day
Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Accepted Students Day

Accepted Students Day is a full day of programming designed for you to explore our urban campus and experience the vibrancy of SVA’s community! You and your family will be able to meet students, faculty, and alumni from our 11 undergraduate programs, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and consult with representatives from Admissions, Residence Life, Financial Aid, Student Health and Counseling Services, Career Development and many more! You'll even be able to complete the enrollment process and register for classes with an advisor. We hope you can join us!

Register here!

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2017 Mentors exhibition
Mar
20
to Apr 1

2017 Mentors exhibition

School of Visual Arts presents “Mentors,” an exhibition of work by BFA Photography and Video students inspired by their mentorships with key figures in the New York arts community. Curated by BFA Photography and Video Chair Stephen Frailey, “Mentors” is on view Monday, March 20 through Saturday, April 1, at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

Established in 1992, the Mentors program at SVA is designed to cultivate relationships between established and emerging artists and to introduce new talent to the New York arts community. Stephen Frailey, chair of BFA Photography and Video and curator of the exhibition, explains, “The Mentors project fulfills our commitment to the students that, in addition to encouraging the development of each of their sensibilities, they are informed and engaged in the professional community. Working with the mentors gives them objective and professional insight into their work and helps to make their transition as artists after graduation a bit less daunting.”

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