Aperture Summer Internship applications being accepted NOW for Juniors & Seniors

3rd Annual Aperture Summer Internship!


Open to all Junior and Senior Photography majors- $3,500. 8 Weeks in NYC!

We will need the applications to be completed by March 7th. The full time faculty will select the top 3 candidates to pass forward to Aperture. The faculty will choose the MICA Photo intern before March 28th, and the winner will be announced at the “Meyer Traveling Fellowship”  opening reception.

Internship Overview

The Maryland Institute College of Art and the Aperture Foundation are pleased to offer an eight-week summer internship to qualified photography majors. Juniors or graduating seniors are invited to apply for this paid summer internship with the Aperture Foundation located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The intern will act as the primary assistant to Aperture’s on the organization and installation of Aperture’s Summer Open exhibition. The MICA intern will also be exposed to the wide range of activities that define Aperture, from editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the creation of web content; educational programs for children and adults, and other business and development operations essential to a non-profit organization. In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff and contributing to the day to day work flow of the office, the MICA intern will make contacts within the photo community at Aperture events and through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Aperture Foundation’s location offers the opportunity to work in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities.

This internship has been generously funded by MICA alumnus S. B. Cooper with R. L. Benson.

Entrance Requirements:

The applications must include a properly formatted letter of interest addressed to the Selection Committee that explains your qualifications and reasons for applying, as well as a current professional résumé. Please email the letter of interest and résumé as a single PDF to
Your unique upload address is ready: http://www.dropitto.me/micaphoto
Upload password: micauser and use the following format to title your application file: lastname_firstname_MICA_application. by March 7th, 2016.

Photographer Andrew Super will be visiting and lecturing at MICA

Visiting Artist, Andrew Super, to speak to MICA students…

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There will be lecture taking place next week that includes the photographer Andy Super. Andy is one of the artists in the current exhibition in the Meyerhoff Gallery titled Just Press Print.

Andy will be speaking with the exhibition curator, Paul Laidler, next Wednesday, Feb 10 at 6pm in the Lazarus Center Auditorium. Please come and see the lecture, and take part in the discussions.

Deadline for submitting for BRUNO CESCHEL workshop is TODAY…!

2nd Annual “Aperture Visiting Artist” Bruno Ceschel is offering a workshop…register TODAY!


Register today because space is limited for the workshop. Details below…

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Aperture visiting artist, Bruno Ceschel, and to announce his recent publication of his new book (Aperture) “Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto”


Bruno will be conducting a two day workshop event while he is here that will take place on February 25 – 26th. He will also be doing an artist talk for the photo department during the evening on Thursday, February 25th. We are posting this information early so that we can encourage all who are interested to pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited to 15 due to the scope of the workshop so sign up today.

Pre-register for the workshop following these criteria:
  • Application will be comprised of a cover letter, resumé, and samples of work (5 pieces)
  • Combine above criterion into a single pdf file (use Adobe Acrobat)
  • Submit all above items in a single file via dropbox at: http://www.dropitto.me/micaphoto                                                                                                                              PASSWORD:    micauser

For the workshop the participants will need:

– Their laptop (and if they don’t have a laptop, a computer)
– A selection/edit of  (15-20) photographs they want to make into a book. Ideally, in the form of small photographic prints or printouts. It is ok also if they present them as a digital slideshow.

Each participant will be asked to present his/her project to the class on the first day.
– Low-res jpegs of ALL the photos of the series they want to make into a book.
– If their book project has other components (text, documents, drawings, etc), bring them to the workshop (digitised ideally).
– Photobooks they like and want to use as reference for thier own book project
– If they know how to use In-Design please come with the software installed in their laptop
– If they don’t know how to use In-Design please download the free Blurb book design software http://www.blurb.com/booksmart and install it on their laptop.
If registered students have a photo class during the workshop period, they will be excused for the workshop. If they have a class outside the department, they will have to discuss this with their faculty to cover any missed assignments and/or classwork.

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that collects, studies and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events and on/offline projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others.

Self Publish, Be Happy London-based collection contains more than 2,000 publications.

Self Publish, Be Happy is the physical manifestation of a worldwide online community formed of a new and ever-evolving generation of young artists, who experiment, stretch and play with the medium of photography.

The partnership between MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine is a continuing two year collaboration designed to enrich our current program of study at MICA while giving our students unique opportunities to meet with, and collaborate on projects, with a series of visiting artists. Aperture and MICA…working together for the future of photgraphy

Call for Entries: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Call for Entries:


The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition on the 1st of February in 2016. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition. Many prizes up for grabs, and several different categories to enter.

Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016

Memoria: Published on PROOF, National Geographic’s online photography journal

New work by Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac featured in National Geographic’s “Proof”… Colony_Diptychs_Proof_Marina1

“Memoria” focuses on the role of memory in the lives of young women incarcerated in the only penal colony for juvenile women in Ukraine. Having worked extensively on incarceration issues, we know how important memories of other times and places are for those behind bars. We also know how important specific objects are in holding onto treasured recollections. We responded to this by creating diptychs that include a portrait of each woman and an image of an object that is particularly important to her memory. The women were also interviewed about the object they selected, and their explanations are included as text. For most of the women, memory is an essential part of their identity, and it serves not only to recall the past, but also to invent their future. (In some cases, the participating women are minors and their faces cannot be shown.)

“We wanted viewers to understand how important memories of other times and places are to the women living in the penal colony, and we wanted to convey the intense meaning they attach to specific objects to keep their memories alive,” says Bulisova. “Importantly, as their explanations reveal, memory serves not only to recall the past, but also as a tool to invent the future.”

“Memoria” is a long-term effort that will continue to unfold in Eastern Europe, the United States, and other locations. A link to the article about the project is below:



Criterion announced for this summer’s New York Arts Practicum…Apply NOW!

New York Arts Practicum announces it’s Summer 2016 program…



New York Arts Practicum is a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where participants produce work without access to their institutional facilities, and site visits to artist workspaces, galleries, and museums. The intensive eight-week program offers participants a structured environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist and demystifies the many ways one can be an artist today.

Full list of mentors for this summer: Our roster of mentors for this summer includes: Taeyoon Choi, Brendan Fernandes, Pablo Helguera, Marisa Morán Jahn, Steve Lambert, Mary Mattingly, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, William Powhida, Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, Clement Valla, and Marina Zurkow. BTW three of our regular mentors were just awarded Creative Capital Emerging Fields grants!
Full practicum descriptions here:http://www.artspracticum.org/practicum-descriptions/

New video: We have a new video up featuring an interview with mentor artist Jen Liu and her mentee Christopher Willauer: https://vimeo.com/artspracticum.

Two photo jobs just posted in New York City…

Job Openings: Open Society Documentary Photography Director and Program Officer
There are currently 2 Job Openings at The Open Society Documentary Project in New York City:

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