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)

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

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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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This Week’s DPI Alumni Round-up

Ariel Goldberg will be teaching “Writing as Photography: Become the Camera” a 4-session-online writing workshop through Small Press Traffic this November.

Sophie Lvoff has work in Prospect.3 New Orleans and at Good Children Gallery in New Orleans. She also has an interview in BOMB Magazine and more work in Cultured Magazine and Ain’t Bad Magazine: The American South.

Austin Irving is the artist in residence at Curio Gallery in LA and is featured in an artist’s profile by the gallery.

Jonno Rattman has photos featured in the New Yorker in which he covered protests against the opening of the MET Opera’s production of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer,” protests that included former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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DPI Alum Lili Holzer-Glier Looks Back at Sandy Damage with Photos Two Years Later

Dona Vickers and her daughter Donise huddle together to keep warm. Gas began leaking into their Far Rockaway rental after a large sinkhole opened directly in front of their house. The gas was turned off to their home and the Red Cross evacuated Dona and her children to an Econo Lodge in Ozone Park. After a weekend in the motel, the Red Cross returned the Vickers home. Their gas had not yet been turned on however because the boiler their landlord installed was not up to code. Until the landlord fixes the boiler, the Vickers must live without heat.

Dona Vickers and her daughter Donise huddle together to keep warm. Gas began leaking into their Far Rockaway rental after a large sinkhole opened directly in front of their house. The gas was turned off to their home and the Red Cross evacuated Dona and her children to an Econo Lodge in Ozone Park. After a weekend in the motel, the Red Cross returned the Vickers home. Their gas had not yet been turned on however because the boiler their landlord installed was not up to code. Until the landlord fixes the boiler, the Vickers must live without heat.

Vogue has featured DPI alum Lili Holzer-Glier with a slideshow of images that detail the ravages wreaked by Hurricane Sandy two years ago and still visible today.  Lili’s work about Sandy is also featured here at DPI  in a show called ‘Aftermath,’ along with ‘Migrantes’ by DPI professor Joseph Rodriguez. The photos can be seen here in person at 721 B’way and also in our previous blog post. Take a look!

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Two Shows Now on View at DPI! ‘Social in Practice’ and ‘Migrantes & Aftermath’

We had a wonderful opening on October 16 for our two current shows (three really!). Social in Practice (details here) recently arrived from its exhibition at the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the dual show ‘Migrantes’ by Joseph Rodriguez & ‘Aftermath’ by Lili Holzer-Glier (details here) are on view here at Tisch. Check out images from the reception as well shots of the exhibition. Enjoy and congratulations to the all artists. Exhibitions are on view until November 29. Click on an image to view a slideshow.

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