Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
Hi Photo Community!
The Photography course “Narrative Strategies,” PH 375 – .01 is open for Spring ’18. If you are interested in an intellectually engaging course that will push you to think critically and explore a wide range of narrative possibilities, I invite you to register. Graduate Students are definitely welcome. Please spread the word!!!
Charlie Rincon-Rodriguez (Born Carlos Enrique Rincon-Rodriguez) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and fashion designer. Born June 13th 1996 in Caracas, Venezuela, he began to express interest in the arts at a very young age, ranging from theater and performance to painting to making miniature sculptural recreations of characters from popular movies or television. After completing his high school education and graduating, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he began experimenting with materials and eventually selecting neon as his medium of choice along with other materials to accompany these neon creations while earning a minor in fashion and working with digital photography. After interning for Opera Gallery, Charlie was selected to have his first solo exhibition titled “self-centered” at the Maryland Institute College of Art Fall 2017, debuting his first fashion line and graduating Spring 2018. Charlie has created work that comes from experience, abstracting memory and heavily focusing on eroticism, sexuality, vanity, and insecurity through the use of color, language and reflection.”
Kudos go out to Charlie for this significant accomplishment!
MICA Photo is excited to announce that NINE of our undergraduate students were accepted into the 2107 Juried Undergrad Exhibition! This is a very big representation of talent from our department in this Institute-wide call for entries, and we are very proud of all those who are showing. The following is a list of those photo students accepted into the juried show:
On View: Friday, November 10 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
• Reception: Friday, November 10, 5–7 pm
Decker Gallery: Fox Building
1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
The work in this annual exhibition is a selection of the best submissions from all four years of undergraduate students. From hundreds of entries, approximately 100 will be chosen in a variety of disciplines based on artistic merit, creativity, and vision.
This year, Kriston Capps and Cara Ober will serve as jurors. Capps is an award-winning journalist and critic. He is a staff writer for CityLab, the urbanism site for The Atlantic, where he writes about housing, architecture, and politics. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York, Slate, The Guardian, and other publications. He writes as an art critic for Washington City Paper and Artforum.
Ober founded BmoreArt in 2007 to build awareness, equity, and community through critical dialogue about art and culture in Baltimore. The online publication has grown to include a bi-annual print journal, speaker series, events, and a family of writers and artists who contribute. BmoreArt has received grant funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Warhol Foundation, a Mellon Innovations Grant from Johns Hopkins University, and “Best of Baltimore” mentions from Baltimore Magazine in 2017, 2014 and 2007.
The Artist’s Book Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50.
The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can provide technical advice; training on new equipment, techniques, and materials; and production assistance.
The contract stipulates that 20% of the edition goes to WSW’s archive, exhibition, and display copies; 20% of the edition goes to the artist; and 60% of the edition goes to general sales. WSW has developed a series of archive and exhibition opportunities for our artists’ books, and artists can collaborate with WSW on marketing for a 50% commission fee.
WSW’s artists’ books are held in over 200 collections world-wide, and in nine repositories that have the majority of our collection: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, University of Michigan, The Library of Congress, and Bucknell University.
An outside jury of artists and curators choose the grant recipients.
The residency in a nutshell:
Postmark deadline*: November 15
Notification date: via email by March 1
Residency length: 6-8 weeks
Residency occurs: 6-18 months after application, September through June
Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.
Our mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.
WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Our studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.
LOVODA is a women’s accessories brand established in Baltimore, MD. A young and fast-growing company, we understand the importance of maximizing the talents of each individual of our team.
The Digital Photography Intern will assist the Lead Photographer in capturing product photography as well as other visual photo content for the brand’s website, social media, and other e-commerce platforms.
The intern’s main responsibility includes managing duties in all stages of product photography from initial capture to upload to retouching.
The intern will receive training and exposure in:
– Commercial Product photography
– Fashion Photography
– Off-Camera Flash photography
– Digital post-processing
– In-studio portrait/fashion photography
This is an unpaid position, but does qualify for college credits.
This internship would look great on anyone’s resume who is looking to work long term in the following industries:
Fashion, Marketing, Photography, Social media