Record of Cherry Road, Photographs by Elizabeth Moran (Press Release)

RECORD OF CHERRY ROAD BY ELIZABETH MORAN (‘07)

Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Gulf + Western Gallery, 721 Broadway, 1st Floor

Read more about the project on Moran’s website, www.elizabethmoran.com.

Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship. The Tierney Fellowship, established by The Tierney Family Foundation in 2003, is awarded to a Photography & Imaging alum who has shown excellence in the field of photography and graduated within the past seven years. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow’s leaders and assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers.

Elizabeth Moran (born in Houston, Texas) lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2007 and her MFA in Fine Art in 2013 and MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014 at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Moran’s work has been presented both nationally and globally, including Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, SOMArts in San Francisco, RAC Gallery in New York, Fotofest in Houston, tête in Berlin, and 72 Gallery in Tokyo. Her work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog, The British Journal of Photography, HotShoe, and Wired, among others. Moran was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and a Tierney Fellowship in 2013. She was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013 and, in 2014 she was included in Photoboite’s 30 Under 30 Women in Photography and the CENTER Santa Fe 100.

Record of Cherry Road will be on view at 721 Broadway December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015 in the Gulf + Western Gallery (main floor, rear of lobby). Hours are from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free.  A photo ID is required when entering the buildings.  For further information, email photo.tsoa@nyu.edu, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

The Department of Photography & Imaging is an intensive four-year BFA program centered on the making and understanding of images. It is a diverse department embracing multiple perspectives. The students work in virtually all modes of analog, digital, and multimedia photo-based image making, exploring photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression.  For further information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

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Checking in with DPI Alum Hank Willis Thomas

DPI alum Hank Willis Thomas (’98) has had a busy Fall, here are a few things he’s been involved in:

Hank gave a talk to 99U, in which he deconstructs the things we think make sense, “challenging our perceptions of identity, history, and symbols.” 99U is Behance’s effort to provide this “missing curriculum” for making ideas happen. Details Here.

Hank Willis Thomas was also at Art Basel, Miami showing his inflatable ‘Truth Booth” where visitors are invited in to finish the answer “The truth is…” Here is a writeup on the Miami installation from the New York Observer.

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Hank Willis Thomas with Ryan Alexiev and Jim Ricks, In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), 2011.
(Photo: Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, © Art Basel.)

Hank Willis Thomas is also currently participating in two group shows in New York City, one at Aperture Gallery titled ‘The Photographer’s Playspace’ and on view November 19, 2014–January 29, 2015, which includes 20 photographers responding to assignments from the Aperture book The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas. (Bonus! DPI  alum Aaron Schuman’s assignment in the book was responded to by Ron Jude. ). Details Here.

Hank Willis Thomas, Jet People, 2010, gouache acrylic on canvas. ©Hank Willis Thomas / Courtesy the Artist & Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

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Hank’s second NYC show is at The Studio Museum in Harlem: ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, which “explores the ways contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. ” Details here.

The exhibition was reviewed in Art News: “Power of the Press: Artists celebrate Ebony and Jet at the Studio Museum in Harlem.”

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Big Week for DPI Alumni

Last week saw the publication of works by several DPI alumni:

Bryan Denton (BFA 2005) was featured in Time LightBox with his series, Boomtown,  about oil production in North Dakota created during the World Press Photos Joop Swart Masterclass

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BRYAN DENTON: From “Boonville,” Bam (center), Lesbo (with beer), and Phillips fool around in the wreck of an old automobile, while on a ‘booze cruise’ after their shift, driving in the badlands near their camp.

Monique Jaques (BFA 2008) at Al Jazeera America has a series about faith healers in Turkey.

Hoca Durmu? Ali Kurum burns a drawing he made of a face during a consultation over the phone in his office in Ba?aras?, a neighborhood in Izmir, Turkey.Monique Jaques for Al Jazeera America

MONIQUE JAQUES:
 “Popularity of healers challenges Turkey’s modern, secular self-image,” Al Jazeera America

Jonno Rattman (BFA 2014) is featured in the New Yorker with photographs of the best youth bull riders in the U.S.

A young rider races to the stands of the Taylor County Expo Center. Photo by Jonno Rattman

JONNON RATTMAN: A young rider races to the stands of the Taylor County Expo Center.

Elizabeth Moran’s (BFA 2007) “Photographing the Invisible” in New Yorker Photobooth. Her exhibition Record of Cherry Road is on view in our Gulf & Western Gallery until January 17.

ELIZABETH MORAN: "Measuring Visual Disturbances #1,"  Record of Cherry Road

ELIZABETH MORAN: “Measuring Visual Disturbances #1,” Record of Cherry Road

American Photography profiles Michael George (BFA 2011) as one to watch.

MICHAEL GEORGE: "Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona"

MICHAEL GEORGE: “Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona”

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Opening December 4th: ‘Record of Cherry Road’ by Elizabeth Moran

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Going on view this week:

“Record of Cherry Road” by Elizabeth Moran

Exhibition on view December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015
New York University’s Gulf + Western Gallery
721 Broadway, 1st Floor (rear of lobby)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays
Gallery closed for the holidays December 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 6-8pm

Facebook Event Here

The Department of Photography & Imaging presents Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran (’07), recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. Moran writes, “Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround my family’s home, the farmhouse of an old plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. Storied to be haunted, the house contains a multitude of histories that are ever-present yet hidden. With the help of my aunt and uncle, both paranormal investigators, the project seeks a presence that exists within familial lore…. Documentation of paranormal activity from my mother’s childhood, like a map of footsteps or a flash in a window, further conflate myth and history. Referencing spirit photography from the nineteenth century, when ectoplasm was made of cotton, and contemporary images of the paranormal, where chromatic aberrations are not just an artifact of a digital sensor, the project questions our continued reliance on photography to prove a belief.” Photographs from Record of Cherry Road has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, BBC World News, Wired, Lenscratch, and Don/Dean.

Recent Press for Record of Cherry Road:
New York Times Lens Blog
Wired
Lenscratch
Don/Dean

Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship. The Tierney Fellowship, established by The Tierney Family Foundation in 2003, is awarded to a Photography & Imaging alum who has shown excellence in the field of photography and graduated within the past seven years. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow’s leaders and assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers.

Born in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Moran lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2007 and her MFA in Fine Art in 2013 and MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014 at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Moran’s work has been presented both nationally and globally, including Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, SOMArts in San Francisco, RAC Gallery in New York, Fotofest in Houston, tête in Berlin, and 72 Gallery in Tokyo. Her work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog, The British Journal of Photography, HotShoe, and Wired, among others. Moran was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and a Tierney Fellowship in 2013. She was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013 and, in 2014 she was included in Photoboite’s 30 Under 30 Women in Photography and the CENTER Santa Fe 100.

For more information, visit www.elizabethmoran.com

The Gulf + Western Gallery, located at 721 Broadway (rear of lobby), is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. A photo ID is required when entering the buildings. For further information email photo.tsoa@nyu.edu, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

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Watch DPI Faculty Member Terry Boddie Speak About His Work

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In October DPI professor Terry Boddie (DPI ’89) spoke about his work as part of SVA’s i3 lecture series. Watch Terry speak along with slides of his work below:

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Congratulations to DPI Junior William Martin and Alum Kieran Kesner, Winners in the College Photographer of the Year

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Kieran Kesner (’14) won gold in the 69th College Photographer of the Year for his photo of a volunteer soldier recently shot in Western Ukraine in the portrait category. William Martin (’16) won gold in the Documentary category with a photo essay about a family struggling to make ends meet in Cuba.

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Catching up with DPI Alum Michael Schmelling

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DPI Alum Michael Schmelling (’95) recently completed a commission for the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago in which he doggedly documented the underground music scene in Chicago, consulting everyone from local experts to posters stapled to telephone poles. View details about the exhibition here and read the accompanying essay, a review in Chicago Reader, and another in Chicago Magazine.

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Catching up with DPI Alum Alice Proujansky

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“Birth Culture” is an ongoing project by DPI alum Alice Proujansky (’02) and features photos of the natal process from pre-natal education to labor and midwifery and much more. “Birth Culture” has been picked up by a number of publications, as well Alice has a one person show at United Photo Industries. Check out all the work at the following locations:

The Huffington Post documents “5 Real Borth Experiences From Around The World”

Slate writes and shows “What Giving Birth Looks Like Around the World”

Vanity Fair Italy looks specifically at giving birth in Nigeria

 

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DPI Alum Daniel Akselrad’s Lo-Fi Game Boy Work Featured on Lens Blog

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When he was seven years old, DPI alum Daniel Akselrad (’13), got ahold of a now little known Game Boy add-on called Game Boy Camera. Instead of a standard game inserted into the handheld, you would insert a cartridge that had a 14 Kilopixel (0.014 Megapixel) camera attached to it. Daniel captured, stored and edited images on the Game Boy’s 8MB internal storage. Fast forward 16 years and Daniel along with collaborator Erik Goyenechea, connected the system with much effort and hard work to Photoshop running on a Mac, in a portable setup that lets cosplayers and other likeminded people re-create their own image in a decidedly lo-fi, super pixelated way. It’s frankly stunning the way someone dressed up as Super Mario then looks wholly like a Super Mario character actually programmed by Nintendo.

For more details and a full slideshow head over to Lens Blog.

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Photo Gallery: Celebrating Fred Ritchin’s Retirement from NYU

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Saturday night on the 8th floor of Tisch saw a wonderful celebration of the 23 years and countless inspiring ideas that DPI professor and associate chair (now adjunct professor) Fred Ritchin gave to NYU and DPI. We’re excited for Fred and his new position as Dean of the School at ICP. Click through to enjoy photos from the party and don’t miss the slideshow of images capturing Fred’s 23 years at DPI.

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