Category Archives: Student Work

2015 Senior Reviews

Congratulations to our Class of 2015. As they participate in graduation celebrations, it seems like a good time to report on our annual Senior Portfolio Reviews where graduating seniors meet with an exciting range of reviewers ranging from curators, photo editors to commercial agents to discuss their work.

We thank our reviewers for their time, generosity, and insight:

  • Samantha Adler, Photo Editor,
  • Marcia Allert, Director of Photography, Daily Beast
  • Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries/Photoville
  • Kalia Brooks, Curator
  • Isolde Brielmaier, Curator & Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative at the World Trade Center
  • Christina Caputo, Special Projects Producer at BOND Strategy and Influence
  • Conni Choi, Curator, Brooklyn Museum
  • Whitney Johnson, Photo Editor, National Geographic
  • Peter Kayafas, artist and book publisher, Eakins Press
  • Paula Kupfer, Managing Editor, Aperture Magazine
  • Olivier Laurent, Chief Photo Editor, TIME Lightbox
  • Myles Little, Photo Editor, TIME magazine
  • Jennifer Miller, Photography Director, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
  • Whitney Richardson, Photo Editor, New York Times Lens Blog
  • Laura Roumanos, Executive Producer, United Photo Industries/Photoville
  • Anika Sabin, Managing Editor and Assistant Publisher of Capricious Magazine
  • Jeffrey Henson Scales, Photo Editor, New York Times, Sunday Review & Book Review.
  • Sam Shahid, Creative Director
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Final Critiques and Fun at DPI, Saying Goodbye to Spring ’15

freshman Myles Golden

Freshman, Myles Golden

Final critiques took place this week at DPI. There was much work to see and many snacks to eat! Click through to enjoy a gallery DPI’s final critiques.

Above: Myles Golden with his project ‘Black Americana’

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Congrats to DPI Students Michael Beckert and Anthony Tran


• Michael Beckert’s instagram account was recognized by Refinery29 as one of the “17 New York Photographers You NEED To Follow On Instagram”

• Big congratulations to Anthony Tran, selected as a finalist for the Serbin Communications 35th Annual College and High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA.

The hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2015 will publish the selected work of all winners, honorable mentions and finalists.

Serbin Communications received over 17,000 photographs from students in the US, Canada, and around the world. This year’s judges were: Kenda North, University of Texas at Arlington; James Rudnick, School of Visual Arts, New York; and Everard Williams, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. College and high school entries were judged separately, and finalists will be featured in two sections in the book.

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DPI Student Tris Bucaro on with ‘Catch Me if You Can’

 Shout out to DPI Junior Tris Bucaro (instagram), who shot a great gallery of photos for for an article on the return of the musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’ to NYC. Check out Tris Bucaro’s Photos of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ here and see more photos the ‘Catch Me If You Can’ instagram feed.

Photos by: Tris Bucaro via and @catchmenyc

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Now on View: Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 Show Two


Now on view! DPI’s Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 Show Two. Thanks to everyone who came out last Thursday to view the work and celebrate the opening of the exhibition, we had a great turn out. The show is on view at 721 Broadway through April 25th, 2015. Click through for details and to see a galley of photos from the reception and installation shots of Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 Show Two

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Now on View: Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 Show One

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Now on View: Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 Show One

The first of 3 exhibitions featuring works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 17 graduating seniors from the class of 2015 in the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, Emerging Media Group. The show will open Thursday, February 5th, 2015. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 11th, 2015.

Details and a preview gallery after the jump!

Stay tuned for images of the opening and install shots.

Image by Melia Snodgrass.

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DPI Junior Nathaniel Langston Palmer (’16) on NYTimes


DPI Junior Nathaniel Langston Palmer (’16) has been shooting along with the filming of “The Hunting Ground,” directed by Kirby Dick, described by the NYTimes Carpetbagger blog as a “searing exploration of sexual crime on college campuses and institutional cover-ups.” One of Nathaniel’s photos accompanies this mention of the film in the Carpetbagger’s Sundance preview. Way to go Nate! Details here.

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Checking in with DPI Seniors at the Final Crit for Fall 2014

Tuesday was an exciting day for DPI Seniors (’15), they showed the final edits of their projects, getting the chance to relax and reflect.

Check out the photos from the final crit below:

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Senior Thesis Show 1 will be on view at 721 Broadway, opening February 5, 2015 and on view until March 12, 2015. Opening reception: February 5th at 6pm. 721 Broadway.


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


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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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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