MICA Photo concentrator showing at Baltimore Theater Project

Miquela Hernandez  to show at the John Fonda Gallery…

MICA Photo is proud to announce  a solo exhibition reception by photo concentrator, Miquela Hernandez, on Wednesday October 18th (TODAY!) from 5pm-7pm (dinner break time) at the John Fonda Gallery at the Baltimore Theatre Project just up the street from the Station Building.
This show features work from Miquela’s artist residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland this past summer. The exhibition includes two photography series, and one sculpture series. Irish themed food and drinks provided at the opening.
Miquela would like to extend an invitation to all photography department members to attend! Kudos, Miquela!

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010


Join us in Main 010 on Thursday, October 19th, at 11am as we welcome Jason Reblando. The artist will discuss his new book, New Deal Utopias and will also have copies of the book for sale! From his website: “New Deal Utopias explores one of the most ambitious but overlooked federal programs in American history. During the Great Depression, the U.S. government constructed three planned communities – Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin — to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers. These “Greenbelt Towns” embodied the hope that American citizens would meet the challenges of the Great Depression in a spirit of cooperation, not individualism. The planners from the Resettlement Administration hoped it would not only transform the people who resided in these new communities, but also hoped to remake the landscape of American cities, as inspired by Sir Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” principles. Howard, a British urban reformer in the late 19th century, envisioned cities where nature would be part of everyday life, and residents would have the social and economic advantages of living in a community with each other.” http://www.jasonreblando.com/New-Deal-Utopias-1

Jason Reblando (b. 1973, Flushing, NY) is an artist and photographer based in Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Camera Austria, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Reader. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches photography at Illinois State University.

NPR seeks photo intern

National Public Radio photography internships are open for Spring 2018…

photointernsPhoto by Rachael Ketterer

This is not your standard photo internship!

This internship is an opportunity to learn more about the world of photo editing. Our goal isn’t to make you into a photo editor; we view this internship as a chance for you to understand what it is like to be an editor and improve your visual literacy, which can help you become a better photographer.

The paid internship runs from January 8, 2018 to April 20, 2018. Application deadline extended! Applications are due Sunday, October 15th at 11:59pm eastern.

What you will be doing

  • Editing: You’ll be working closely with the Visuals Team’s photo editors (Nicole and Emily) on fast-paced deadlines – we’re talking anywhere from 15 minutes to publication, to short-term projects that are a week out. You’ll dig into news coverage and photo research, learning how to communicate about what makes a good image across a range of news topics, including international, national, technology, arts and more.
  • Photography: Depending on the news cycle, there may be opportunities to photograph DC-area assignments. This can mean you’d have one or two shoots in a week, or maybe just a couple shoots in a month. You’ll work closely with a radio or web reporter while out in the field, and a photo editor will go through your work and provide feedback for each assignment. There will also be a chance to work on portraiture and still lifes in our studio.
  • We also encourage each intern to create a self-directed project to work on throughout the semester. It can be an Instagram seriesvideophoto essaytext story or anything in-between. You can work independently or with another intern or reporter.

You will be part of NPR’s intern program, which includes 40-50 interns each semester, across different departments. There will be coordinated training and intern-focused programming throughout the semester, which includes meeting NPR radio hosts, career development and other opportunities. As an intern, you will be treated as a member of the team. Many NPR employees are former interns and they’re always willing to help current interns.


Any student (undergraduate or graduate), or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which he/she is applying is eligible. Interns must be authorized to work in the United States.

Who should apply

We’re looking for candidates that have a strong photojournalism background. An interest in editing, or experience with video/photo editing is a nice plus. It’s also helpful if you’ve completed at least one photojournalism-focused internship prior to applying (let us know if you have!), though it’s not necessary. A portfolio, however, is required.

We also want folks who can tell us what they would like to accomplish during their time at NPR. What do you want to learn? What do you want to try? We try to shape each internship around our intern, so we rely on you to tell us what goals you have for your time with us!

So how do I apply?

Does this sound like you? Read about our expectations and selection process and then

apply now!

Fall Break Extended Checkouts!


Just a reminder… If you would like to checkout equipment over Fall Break complete the Extended Checkout Request Form below!




The How To Video Festival Call For Entries!

The How To Video Festival Call For Entries

Deadline: November 1, 2017 by Midnight

Arlington Arts is now accepting submissions for its second annual “How To” Video Festival featuring screenings of instructional videos that are informative and entertaining. Makers, artists, amateurs and professionals of all types are encouraged to create and submit videos on any subject that teach, inform and entertain. For example, how to… make tea, vote, drive a car, plant a tree, fix a watch, take a selfie etc.. 

This call is open to residents of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC aged 10 years or older. The call is open to amateurs and professionals alike. Limit of one entry per person or group. Participants under 18 years of age will be required to provide written parental consent.

The videos will be juried by Arlington Cultural Affairs New Media Curator Paul Shortt with special guest juror Katelyn Attanasio, the Arlington Public Library Maker Librarian. Attanasio will present a $250 Best Video Prize provided by the Friends of the Arlington Library, as well as an award for the Best “How to Library” video. A $250 People’s Choice Award will also be provided by LMO.

There is no fee to submit, but all videos must be 5 minutes or shorter. Apply here:https://arlington.slideroom.com/#/login/program/37223

The “How To” Video Festival will take place on December 2, 2017 at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA, 22201 from 12-3pm. Admission will be free.

ASMP Photo Assistant seminar

Reminder: ASMP Photography Assistant seminar is TODAY!


Don’t forget that ASMP is hosting a seminar for photo students who wish to learn more about the ins & outs of being an assistant for a professional photographer. These photo assistant positions offer many opportunities to learn about how to create your own professional photography career. Join in the conversation from 3-6PM in Main  – M110.



Workshop for new Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Join us for an information session with the new Fujifilm GFX 50S…


What?  Demo/workshop on the functions & safe usage practices for the Fujifilm GFX 50S

When?  Friday October 13th at 3:00PM

Where?  Main Building  – M010

Who? MICA Photography majors & concentrators

Come get your hands on our new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format digital camera. The info session will last approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A.

MICA photo students must participate in a training session to gain access to this camera. If you are unable to attend our brief meeting session, you will have to schedule an individual session with Jefferson and/or Sara.

“Characterized by its large sensor, advanced imaging capabilities, and modular design, the GFX 50S from Fujifilm is a unique medium format mirrorless camera that is highly versatile and distinctly portable. At the heart of the GFX camera system is the 43.8 x 32.9mm 51.4MP CMOS sensor, which pairs with the X-Processor Pro image processor to produce files with extremely wide dynamic range and high resolution, as well as an extended sensitivity range of ISO 50-102400 for working in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor’s large form factor also achieves a unique three-dimensional look with especially smooth tonal and color transitions. Beyond this, the sensor and processor combination also avails the ability to work in a variety of aspect ratios common to traditional large and medium format film cameras, as well as the ability to shoot at up to 3 fps or record Full HD 1080p/30 video. As forward-thinking as the GFX 50S is, its use of film-camera inspired design imbues it with intuitive operation and the ability to apply the camera system to myriad styles and methods of image-making.” ~ From B&H website