ISO Issue #11 Release Tonight + Will Steacy Artist Talk

ISO Magazine will be hosting a release party in the Riese Student Lounge of 721 Broadway tonight at 6pm. Also included will be an artist talk by DPI Alum Will Steacy at 7pm. Click here for the Facebook Event.


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Artist talk: DPI Alum Mike Rothfeld, and others at YBCA

Mike Rothfeld, “I stopped believing in them some time ago… but they’re still here.” 2014. Installation detail. Dimensions variable
Image courtesy of Phocasso/John WIlson White and YBCA.

Stairwell’s Walk & Talk @ YBCA
Saturday, September 13, 2-4 pm
Part of Bay Area Now 7

Amy M. Ho and DPI alum Mike Rothfeld will be in conversation with Stairwell’s (Carey Lin & Sarah Hotchkiss) about our BAN7 projects. From Mike:

Together, we will expand our notion of stairs, stair-related structures and the possible category of un-stairs. Activities will include: competitive stair climbing, the digital teleportation of an artist from Japan to San Francisco and discussion about the suspension of both paper-mâché and disbelief, among other fascinating subjects.
Stairwell’s has a limited number of free tickets* for those of you who want to attend. Email with the subject line “BAN7” and they’ll reserve a spot for you (while supplies last).* Otherwise, regular admission to YBCA is $10

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Now 7 is on view from July 18th – October 5th

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Opening Thursday! DPI Faculty and Staff Exhibition

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An exhibition of works created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Emerging Media Group at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will open September 2nd and run through October 9th, 2014. Widely ranging from traditional black-and-white and color photographs and scholarly publications to net art, video and other multi-media, the exhibition embraces a wide range of perspectives and media.
The 2014-2015 faculty and staff include Ulrich Baer, Matthew Baum, Michael Berlin, Wafaa Bilal, Terry Boddie, Isolde Brielmaier, Kalia Brooks, Mark Bussell, Edgar Castillo, Iliana Cepero Amador, Charlotte Cotton, Yolanda Cuomo, Erika deVries, Thomas Drysdale, Brandy Dyess, Cate Fallon, Adrian Fernandez, Kara Fiedorek, Nichole Frocheur, Mark Jenkinson, Whitney Johnson, Elizabeth Kilroy, Elaine Mayes, Editha Mesina, Charles Nesbit, Lorie Novak, Paul Owen, Karl Peterson, Christopher Phillips, Shelley Rice, Fred Ritchin, Joseph Rodriguez, Bayeté Ross Smith, Abi Roucka, Cheryl Yun-Edwards, and Deborah Willis.

Opening Reception:

On view September 2, 2014 – October 9, 2014
721 Broadway, open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays

Thursday September 11th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor, rear lobby) and 8th Floor Gallery
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003


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African-American Photography [update]

 “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” , a film by Thomas Allen Harris inspired by the book “Reflections in Black” (2000), by DPI Chair Deborah Willis’s is playing at Film Forum until September 9 and is getting a great deal of media attention:

Interview on the Tavis Smiley Show with Deborah Willis and Thomas Allen Harris

‘Through a Lens Darkly,’ on African-American Photography
film review by A.O. Scott,

Interview with Thomas Allen Harris and Deb Hillis on WNYC.

Alumnus Hank Willis Thomas is one of the featured artists in the film

Alumnus Hank Willis Thomas is one of the featured artists in the film




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DPI Alumnus Brett Myers & Youth Radio

Alumnus Brett Myers is a producer for Youth Radio, based in Berkeley, CA. He was recently in Ferguson, MO during the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. He produced this story with young journalist Myles Bess that was featured on NPR > On Ferguson’s Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting.

Myles Bess, a reporter and producer with Youth Radio, has been reporting in Ferguson, Mo., where Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9. Bess lives in Oakland, Calif., and in 2009, he lived through the aftermath of the police shooting of another unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant. [read and hear story]

More Youth Radio following Ferguson.

While in Ferguson, Brett also took photos which can be seen on flickr.

Link to more stories on Youth Radio produced by Brett Meyers

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Hank Willis Thomas’s Burning Man Adventures

DPI alumnus Hank Willis Thomas’s Burning Man Adventures Burn Up InstagramFrom artnet news does the desert art rave look through the eyes (and Instagram account) of conceptual artist and photographer Hank Willis Thomas? He’s been in the Black Rock Desert for a week now, posting images from Burning Man both to his personal Instagram feed and that of his gallery, Jack Shainman. [read more]

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What’s New at the Cage for Fall 2014!


Hello and welcome back! We have some very exciting new equipment her at the DPI cage. Browse the equipment and check out the specs after the jump >>>.

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DPI Alum Kieran Kesner on the Ground in Liberia

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DPI Alum Kieran Kesner (’14) checked in this weekend from the Liberian capital, Monrovia, where he is covering the ongoing Ebola crisis for the Wall Street Journal. View the full gallery of images at the WSJ and catch up with Kieran on Twitter. (Image courtesy of the WSJ).

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Alumnus Monique Jaques On The Ground in Gaza

On The Ground in Gaza – Esquire Magazine
by Elizabeth Griffin
Photographs by Alumnus Monique Jaques

Amidst the landscape of war, civilian lives are thrust into chaos. Homes are destroyed, lives are lost, families are fractured. And then there are the things—the things you keep, the things you cannot carry, and the things you have no choice but to leave behind. Some seem trivial—a pillow, a piece of paper, a box of vitamins—but they tell a story of a life. They tell of the small and big parts.

When the latest round of fighting began between Israelis and Palestinians in July, we asked photographer, Monique Jaques, to create a record of those things from where she was stationed. “During the ceasefires, families would go to see their homes, not knowing what remained until they arrived. Their reactions were devastating. Whether it was shock or outcry, no one was without emotion,” she says. “Many were lucky, some weren’t. They searched through the rubble, looking for anything that was intact. I met several families searching for ID cards and official documents—anything proving their identity and place in the world. The smallest toy or shoe would bring cries of excitement. It was one more thing they had, one more thing that survived. Just like them.” read more

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Live a Day in the Life of an Obsessive Ghost Hunter

Live a Day in the Life of an Obsessive Ghost Hunter > Alumnus Elizabeth Moran photographs are  featured in WIRED.  This project is funded by the department’s Tierney Fellowship for Alumni and will be on view in our Gulf and Western lobby gallery  December 4th, 2014 –  january 17th, 2015

photo by Elizabeth Moran

Elizabeth Moran’s mother Cary grew up in a haunted house in Memphis. That’s how the story goes, anyway. Every night she and her siblings would hear footsteps slowly climb the stairs from the basement to the second-floor bedrooms. Usually, they’d stop outside her brother’s room, then turn and head back downstairs.

Even now, Moran’s family believes that old house, which it subsequently sold, is still haunted. Elizabeth Moran never heard those footsteps for herself, but the ghost has been such a big part of her life that she’s exploring the history of this mythical creature and its relationship to her family in a project called Record of Cherry Road. The name refers to the street on which the house sits and to a series of notes Moran’s mother wrote about the footsteps. [read more]

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