Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
New York Arts Practicum
Call for Applications
Deadline: March 12, 2018
Applications are being accepted for the 2018 New York Arts Practicum, 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. Mentees work in their mentor’s studio two to three days per week, meet Monday and Tuesday evenings for a critique seminar, and convene on Fridays for site visits in artist studios, galleries, and museums. Past participants have called the experience “demystifying,” “life changing,” and an “inspirational reality check.”
Want to learn more? Join program director Michael Mandiberg for a Google Hangouts info session on February 26 at 7:30PM EST. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentors for Summer 2018
Last Year’s Practicum:
Last year’s mentors were Chloë Bass, Taeyoon Choi, Brendan Fernandes, Doreen Garner, Heather Hart, Pablo Helguera, Marisa Morán Jahn, Simone Leigh, Mary Mattingly, William Powhida, Kenya (Robinson), Dannielle Tegeder, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, and Clement Valla. In addition to working with mentors, we had site visits with Park McArthur at the Whitney Biennial; Simone Leigh at Marcus Garvey Park; Amy Ritter and Devra Freelander at Socrates Sculpture Park; Geetha Thurairajah at Interstate Projects; and Brendan Fernandes at Recess. We toured the Guggenheim Museum with curator Anna Harsanyi; visited the studios of Sherry Milliner, Ernie Larsen, Amy Khoshbin, and Christopher Willauer; and had individual critiques with guest critic Wendy Vogel. As a group, we visited galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, and the Lower East Side; toured the Ribuoli Digital International Print Center; Giphy.com offices; Studio Museum Harlem; New Museum; Eyebeam; and Artsy headquarters; and participated in the Art+Feminism / Artsy Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and MoMA Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon.
Hello MICA Photo people…we just had a request for a photographer coming from a student at the Peabody Conservatory in Mt. Vernon. Please contact them if you can fit it into your schedule. Here is their request:
Dear All,My name is Guilherme Andreas and I’m a student at the Peabody Conservatory. I have a performance with orchestra coming up this Sunday at Peabody at 3pm, and am looking for a photographer (I need to register the moment). Please this is a little urgent. Feel free to get in touch with me through this email or text/call 540 246 6029.Thanks so much,Guilherme Andreas
Join us for the Junior Seminar exhibition in Main 0 Gallery featuring current work from photography majors!
MARCH 30 – APRIL 13, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – 7 – 9 P.M.
Midwest Center for Photography
Wichita, KS 67203
MICA Photo is proud to announce that Jack Sorokin has won an international award for his editorial work with food photography.
Here is Jack’s announcement:
“I’m excited to announce that I was a winner in the 28th Foodelia international food photography awards. My winning image below is from a shoot this past fall for Our State Magazine. I spend a an afternoon with chef John Fleer of Rhubarb here in Asheville, NC as he made his take on the traditional southern Appalachian, Buttermilk Cornbread Soup.”
MICA Photo wants to take this moment to congratulate Jack on this well-deserved award for his continuing hard work. Kudos, Jack!
Zeina’s statement follows:
Come join us for a night of TED Talk inspired lectures as a hand-picked panel of successful alumni from a wide range of professional worlds share their journey with the MICA community. Speakers will be presenting on their current work and how they navigated life after graduation to get where they are today. The panel features alumni:
Jaime Bandres ’06 Graphic Design [UNIQLO]
Sara Dittrich ’14 Interdisciplinary Sculpture [Interdisciplinary Artist]
Melani Douglass ’15 Curatorial Practice [National Museum of Women in the Arts]
Jess Marx ’12 Photography [Freelance Product and Food Photographer]
Babs Tarr ’10 Illustration [Freelance Illustrator]
These incredible artists and designers will be each giving short presentations and taking questions as a panel. The event will be followed by a catered mix and mingle outside of the lecture hall, so come prepared to be a part of the interaction in this intimate lecture setting.