Female in Gaza by alumnus Monique Jaques

Female in Gaza – NYTimes.com.
Powerful photo essay in the April 20 Sunday Review by alumnus Monique Jaques 

I have been photographing in Gaza for several years, initially to cover the conflict with Israel, but over time returning because I am mesmerized by the women, and their strength. [read more and view slideshow]

Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul. She has spent the past three years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India. After graduating from New York University’s Photography and Imaging program she traveled extensively through the region and landed in Turkey.  See her website for many more incredible projects.


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Interview with NYU Junior Aaron Breetwor in Thane Magazine


DPI Junior, Aaron Breetwor brings and artist’s eye for composition, lighting and landscape to the world of skateboard photography, it’s not the usual in-your-face-fisheye to say the least. Checkout photos and a great interview with Aaron at thanemagazine.breetwor_thane

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NYU’s Third Annual Gallery Crawl


The following invite comes along from NYU’s Grey Art Gallery:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:45–8:00 pm

To spark interest in the many gallery and exhibition spaces on the NYU campus, the Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee has planned and will host the third Spring Arts Festival, a walking tour (with free map/guide) of six departmental and independent galleries affiliated with NYU.

Free of charge and open to the public, no reservations necessary, photo ID required for entrance to
NYU buildings. Participants are welcome to join and leave the tour at any time.
Facebook event.


4:45–5:15 pm
Barney Building Galleries at Steinhardt
34 Stuyvesant Street

Tisch Photography & Imaging Department Galleries
719–721 Broadway

5:45–6:00 pm
80 WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East

6:05–6:20 pm
Fales Library
Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

6:25–6:35 pm
Kimmel Windows
LaGuardia Place between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street

6:40–6:55 pm
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East

7:00–8:00 pm
Reception at A/P/A Institute Gallery
8 Washington Mews

We hope you will join us for this fantastic event!
Come see some great exhibitions and appreciate all NYU’s gallery spaces have to offer!

For more information, email greyartgallery@nyu.edu

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Capricious Magazine, from DPI Alum Sophie Mörner

Screen shot 2014-04-18 at 4.21.59 PMHyperalleric.com has a nice writeup writeup on Capricious Magazine, a magazine started by DPI alum Sophie Mörner in 2004. Allison Meier of hyperallergic describes it as “an ongoing experiment in how you present emerging fine art photography, from the conceptual to the concrete.” Checkout the full piece here.

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Now on Sale: ‘One Cat, Three Lives’ by DPI Alum Hiro Ito


‘One Cat, Three Lives,’ a photo book by DPI Alum Hiroyuki Ito is on sale at Blurb. We posted about Hiro’s touching Lens Blog piece and now you can own a piece of this memory. And at $10.75 it’s a deal if ever there was one.


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A Cycling Photo Tour of SI with DPI Junior Caleb Savage


DPI Junior Caleb Savage, working for NYU Local, takes viewers on a bicycle-born photography trip of NYC’s Staten Island. Now that the awful winter of 2014 is finally on its way out, we all should get out there and enjoy it. Gear-wise Caleb used his “$20 pentax ME super. It’s the perfect 35mm junker and smaller than a k1000. And $2 Arista film.” He recommends both.

Here’s a snippet of Caleb’s Trip:

It’s always nice to find hidden treasures, and Staten Island is full of them. The train yard you can see in the background of the first photo had some bright red cabooses attached to modern subway-style SIRR cars. It looked kind of ridiculous, but thoroughly endearing. Continuing along the Eastern shore, I arrived at Fort Wadsworth, a sprawling decommissioned military base that serves as a park. I wanted to check out Battery Weed, a huge defensive fortification on the Narrows— an incredibly important strategic location for the defense of New York Harbor. Today, it sits in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Check out the rest from Caleb’s Trip.

Top: A look inside an empty bunker.

Below: Battery Weed and Manhattan, from the overlook at Fort Wadsworth.


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DPI Alum Bridgette Auger in the Financial Times: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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DPI alum Bridgette Auger has a great piece in the Financial Times on Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. You have to register with FT to view, but it’s free. Enjoy!

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DPI Lecture Series: Jill Magid


Who: Jill Magid

Where: NYU Silver Center, 24 Waverly Place, Room 300

When: Thursday April 17th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

**Space is limited. Pre-registration is required to attend. RSVP at http://jillmagid.eventbrite.com/ **

New York University’s Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts will present a talk with Jill Magid, artist and adjunct professor at Cooper Union. Jill Magid is the second lecturer in the DPI Lecture Series, following Walid Raad in Fall 2013.

In this presentation, Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jill Magid will discuss a selection of her projects, which probe seemingly impenetrable systems such as the NYPD, The Dutch Secret Service, surveillance systems and, most recently, the estate of architect Luis Barrágan. Her work focuses on forging close relationships within bureaucratic structures—flirting with, seducing, and subverting authority.

A photo ID is required to enter the Silver Center. RSVP for this event here. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visitwww.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jill Magid forms intimate relationships with systems of power, including police, military, secret service, corporations, and CCTV surveillance. For Magid, power is not a remote condition to contest, but rather something to manipulate—drawing it closer, exploiting its loopholes, engaging it in dialogue, infiltrating its structure, repeating its logic. With solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands, Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, and Gothenburg Biennials.
She is an Associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a 2013-15 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. An adjunct teacher at Cooper Union, Magid is the author of four novellas.
Jill is also the recipient of the Eyebeam Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (2006), Basis Stipendium (2006), The Reverse Torah Project grant (2002), and Mama Cash Grant for Arts Culture and Media (2005). Her books include Failed States, Becoming Tarden, Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy, and One Cycle of Memory in the City of L.

Photo: Jill Magid. I Can Burn Your Face, 2008, Neon, 12 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris.

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‘Unbinding the Book’ with DPI’s Yolanda Cuomo

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Yo Cuomo is giving a talk about book design on April 21.
The event is from 6-9.
Yo’s talk is scheduled for 6:30.

Hope you can make it! See details below.

Glass Houses
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Check out Blurb:Imprimatur for all the details and more talks.

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Show Opening: DPI Alum Richard Renaldi



DPI alum Richard Renaldi has a show opening at Bonni Benrubi Gallery titled ‘This Grand Show’.

Here are the details from BBG:

Richard Renaldi - This Grand Show

April 17 – June 7, 2014

Opening reception with the artist – Thursday April 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Bonni  Benrubi  Gallery  is  pleased  to  present  This Grand Show,  an  exhibition of photographs byRichard Renaldi. The exhibition will open on Thursday April 17, 2014, and will be on view throughSaturday June 7th, 2014. This Grand Show will run concurrently with Renaldi’s show Touching Strangers at the Aperture Foundation Gallery.
Richard Renaldi’s new images are a meditation on the narrative power of pure landscape photography and a rereading of the American story inscribed across a damaged land. Inspired by the words of preservationist John Muir, who witnessed his absolute faith in America’s wilderness clash with the imperatives of the twentieth century, Renaldi’s new work occasions a present-day evaluation of Muir’s vision on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Working with references to Muir contemporaries Timothy O’Sullivan and Thomas Moran, Renaldi looks for iconic and densely metaphorical vistas. In “Monument Valley, Utah” a classic view of the Navajo monoliths is punctuated by the serene figure of a dog sleeping in the foreground, oblivious of the approaching shadow of night. The image is somehow tranquil, yet menacing. In “Sumatra, Montana,” two horses seek refuge from the prairie sun and wind, an ancient clapboard house the only visible shelter for miles around.

A diptych titled “The Big Top; Geneva, Ohio” reveals a canvas night sky stretched over a nearly empty circus, the only figures a lone trainer and the ghostly blur of a trapeze artist swinging like a pendulum in the center of the ring. When P.T. Barnum branded his traveling circus the “Greatest Show on Earth” he might well have been describing the grandeur of the American continent. Though at the core of Barnum’s guileful proclamation was a hint that the artifice was fleeting.

“This grand show is eternal,” wrote John Muir a few years before his death in 1914, yet Renaldi has cataloged the portents of a land continually vanishing into ephemera. A bakery window in Paris, Texas frames an oddly architectural cake, its whorls of icing intricately constructed. But the decorations seem incomplete: a totem left to grow stale in the darkened shop as the city lights come on. In one of the exhibition’s most mournful images, a long-forgotten arcade console featuring the space shuttle Challenger leans gently into the dust.

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the world, including Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France; and Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006 Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009 by Charles Lane Press. Renaldi’s most recent monograph Touching Strangers, is to be released by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014. He currently lives and works in New York City.


Exhibition Dates: April 17 – June 7, 2014
Opening reception with the artist - Thursday April 17, 6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 – 6 pm

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