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Record of Cherry Road, Photographs by Elizabeth Moran

On view  in the Gulf + Western Gallery in the lobby of 721 Broadway at Tisch: Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran (’07), recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround Elizabeth Moran 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 her aunt and uncle, both paranormal investigators, the project seeks a presence that exists within familial lore.  [press release]

Exhibition extended through January 25, 2015
NYU Tisch School of the Arts 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
NOTE: Gallery closed for the holidays December 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

To view more images and learn more about the project, please click on these links:

Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship given to a recent alumnus. The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by the Tierney Family Foundation  to support emerging artists in the field of photography.

For more information, please visit www.elizabethmoran.com


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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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Alumnus Elizabeth Moran featured on NY Times Lens Blog

Exploring the Photographic Spirit by David Gonzalez, NY TIMES Lens Blog

An amazing little camera caught Elizabeth Moran’s attention at a family reunion. It was as tiny as a spy camera, cartoonishly so.

And her aunt said it photographed ghosts.

“My aunt had learned about it from this ghost-hunting group she and my uncle had started working with,” Ms. Moran recalled. “They said ghosts were not as sensitive to this camera because it was tiny.”

The whole ghost thing was not exactly alien territory for Ms. Moran and her relatives. She had been fascinated since childhood by her mother’s tales about growing up in an old Memphis farmhouse where footsteps were heard each night going from the basement to the second-floor bedrooms. When her Aunt Sue, who married her Uncle George, said they were going to start investigating the family’s old house — using that tiny camera and other contraptions — Ms. Moran was hooked.

“We grew up with stories about this house,” she said. “It wasn’t a big leap. It wasn’t anything they were ashamed to tell us about. They just wanted to try and research things that may have been behind what happened at the house where my mother and her siblings grew up.”

The result is “Record of Cherry Road,” a series that looks at a possibly haunted house, as well as other, more symbolic, family ghosts. An exhibit of the images will be at New York University later this year. [continue reading]

Elizabeth Moran received in her BFA at Tisch in 2007 and MFA in 2013 and MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014 at California College of the Arts. She was the department’s recipient of the 2013 Tierney Fellowship, a 10 year program supporting emerging artists in photography. An exhibition of this project will be on view in our Gulf and Western Lobby Gallery December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015. A selection of the work will also be on view in the Tierney Fellowship exhibition at Photoville in September 2014.

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Elizabeth Moran 2013 Tierney Fellow

Elizabeth Moran  (BFA 2007) is the recipient of the department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. The grant is awarded annually to a Department of Photography & Imaging alumnus who has graduated within the past 2-7 years. This year’s competition was juried by Jerry Vezzuso ( artist and Director of Tierney Fellowship) and Sam Barzilay, Creative Director of United Photo Industries in Brooklyn.

© Elizabeth MoranElizabeth will continue  her new project about Ghost Hunters with a focus on her own family and history. Working with her aunt and uncle ( (who participate in paranormal investigations) and her mother, she will research the history of her uncle and mother’s childhood home, an old plantation house in Memphis, Tennessee, that is storied to be haunted. Quoting from her proposal: Where does science end and faith begin? Do we simply see what we believe or do we believe what we see? The limits of the camera and our minds simultaneously assist and hinder our understanding of the past.

Elizabeth lives and works in San Francisco. She completed her MFA at California College of the Arts  in San Francisco in 2013 and is currently working on her MA in Visual and Critical Studies. Her work has exhibited internationally including in San Francisco, Houston, New York, and Berlin. She was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013. Her recent project documenting The San Francisco Armory which currently houses an adult film production company has been featured on many websites including Wired , New York Magazine and Lenscratch.

© Elizabeth Moran

For information about all the 2013 Tierney Fellows, please click here, and to learn about the Department’s past Tierney Fellows, click here.

Elizabeth will be exhibiting her work in the Department in 2014. To see more of Elizabeth Moran’s work, please visit her website.


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Bridgette Auger @ cbsnews.com

The toll of Syria’s war Pictures – CBS News.

As Syria’s war enters its third year, Beirut-based photographer Bridgette Auger documents the lives of two Syrian men living outside their home country.  more

This powerful slideshow was produced in collaboration with fellow alumnus Alissa Ambrose, photo editor at cbsnews.com.

Bridgette’s exhibition remains on view in the Department’s Gulf and Western Gallery until August 10, 2013.

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Now on View: “This is not me: Enduring Syria’s War” by Bridgette Auger

Now on view in the G+W Gallery of 721 Broadway: This is not meEnduring Syria’s War by Bridgette Auger, Tierney Fellowship Winner of 2012. The show opened Thursday  June 13th and is on view through August 10th. Click through to see the statement and a gallery of images as well as pics from opening night >>>

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