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The ‘BLACK PORTRAITURE{S} II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories’ conference took place earlier this summer at Villa La Pietra, home of the NYU Florence program. This was the 6th conference in 6 years organized in large part by DPI Chair Deborah Willis, exploring perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West. The conference was hugely successful with more than 580 people in attendance including New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray.

Hat tip to DPI administrators Edgar Castillo, Brandy Dyess, Patricia McKelvin, Abi Roucka for their hard work on the front, middle and backend of this endeavor. Other DPI community members in attendance included Dean Allyson Green, Shelley Rice, Ulrich Baer, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Zalika Abdul-Azim, Claudia Mann, Nicole Motta, Kalia Brooks, Hank Willis Thomas and former DPI admin M. Liz Andrews.

Click through for more details, videos of the presentations and performances, and for links to photos and discussions inspired by and included in BLACK PORTRAITURE{S} II >>>



Image by Deborah Willis

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DPI Chair Deborah Willis Featured on HuffPo


Following on the heels of “Black Portraiture{s} II, Imaging The Black Body and Re-Staging Histories” at NYU Florence, the Huffington Post’s Jacqueline Bishop has written up an informative essay and interview with DPI Chair Deb Willis. In the post the two discuss a wide range of topics from the aforementioned event in Florence to Deb’s influences growing up, bad teachers and the dedication it takes to make it in the art world as a woman of color. Read the whole HuffPo article on Deb Willis here.

Image by Deborah Willis


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Congratulations DPI 2015 Graduates!


We recently said farewell to our most recent class of DPI graduates. DPI had a reception here on the 8th floor and graduates also celebrated at the Tisch Salute at Madison Square Garden. Here you can find a gallery of photos and snaps from those wonderful events. Bon voyage friends, write us often and come back to visit us soon! Click through for a gallery of our 2015 DPI graduation celebration!

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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, vogue.com
  • 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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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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Great Big Final Alumni Update for 2014


Wrapping up what has been a wonderful year for the DPI alumni community. Here is an exciting selection of current work:

Bonnie Briant designed two books  that were selected for the 27 photobooks that “defined 2014” according to TIME’s photo editors and renowned photography experts. Details.

Sasha Arutyunova has a solo exhibiton of work that is part of a residency at the Center for Faith & Work. The series, ANTE MERIDIEM, features street photographs taken in New York City at dawn. Exhibition will remain on view until early 2015, date TBD. On view: W83 Ministry Center, 150 W 83rd St., Sanctuary New York, NY

Mathew Kristall had great editorial work in Vogue, T Magazine, W Magazine, and Vogue Paris.

Sarah Kehoe was in conversation with APA at the Apple Store in Soho. She shared insights on her creative process and working with a crew.  Details.

Margeaux Walter’s has an installation as part of  The Hunter College MFA thesis show composed of items from the IKEA catalogue and appear to be a deconstruction of our everyday lives as commercialized beings. The photos and videos range from the abstract to the literal to the humorous. The Hunter MFA Thesis show is on view until Dec. 27th and by appointment through Jan. 4th. 205 HUDSON STREET GALLERY Hunter College MFA Campus, New York, NY 10013. Details. Read a review of the project at the blog Tonight at Dawn.

Tamara Porras‘ exhbition ‘Insatiate is presented by En Foco’s Touring Gallery. ‘Insatiate’ explores the cognitive dissonance between social norms of eating and my inner relationship with food consumption. On view: December 6, 2014 – January 30, 2015.  Artist Talk and Reception on Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3-4pm. Details and Facebook Event. Riverside NYPL, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023.

Lili Holzer-Glier photographs of the Art Basel scene in Miami were featured in Vogue Magazine.

Emily Shur self published a book: Playground. Details.

Monique Jaques shot photos for ‘High Heels and Hijabs: In Indonesia, an Islamic Answer to Beauty Pageants” for Al Jazeera America. Details.

Alex Q. Arbuckle has been shooting the many civil rights protest in recent weeks, his photos from the Millions March are featured at Vogue. Slidehow.

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



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

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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Photo Gallery: Celebrating Fred Ritchin’s Retirement from NYU


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 Professor Terry Boddie on African American and Caribbean Photography


On Tuesday October 21st at 7pm, SVA presents a lecture by DPI professor Terry Boddie. From SVA:

Terry Boddie’s work as a photographer and artist explores the historical and contemporary aspects of memory, migration and globalization. Boddie talks about his recent projects and how they intersect with the history of African American and Caribbean photography. His talk is part if the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.

The event is free and open to the public. For details click here.

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