Open Studies class being offered for Professional Practices in Photo

Learn vital professional skills in this class geared for photographers…


CSPD 253: Professional Practice in Art: Strategies for Independent Working Artists. This seminar class on professional practices in the art world today will conduct an overview of the business of art, strategic planning, goal setting, social media/branding online, creating publishing and exhibition opportunities, grant proposals, and the marketing of art. Students will gain professional practice skills and learn tools necessary to survive in the real art world. Class meets August 29, 2016 to December 12, 2016 face-to-face on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

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Remember…Open Studies classes are offered free of charge to any full-time student who has not surpassed the maximum allotted credits for that particular semester. Contact your advisor for information on how to register for Open Studies classes!

“Communication Arts” 2017 student call for entries…

Communication Arts” announces it’s 2017 Student Showcase with a call for entries. This is the 3rd annual Student Showcase, and MICA Photo encourages you to enter.  Hit this link for more info on submission deadlines, etc:

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FYI…MICA Photo is open 8:30AM-4PM

MICA Photo’s Late Summer Schedule…

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MICA Photo will now be open from 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Monday – Friday until regular classes resume on August 29th. Please adjust your schedules accordingly. We are closing early to accommodate our cleaning schedule for the department. Certain areas may be closed during the day to allow for cleaning. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Shane Smith (BFA Photo Class of ’15) featured in an interview with “THE FADER”

Shane Smith interviewed for The Fader Magazine…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that our own Shane Smith (class of 2015) is being featured in an interview with the cutting-edge magazine, The Fader. Shane posted on Facebook:

“Been reading The FADER interviews with my favorite musicians for years, super humbling to be featured as a visual artist.”



To read the interview, check out the link below:

To visit Shane’s website, hit:

To view some of Shane’s previous work with The Fader, hit:


galleriesDarkest before the dawn… the earliest citation of this saying was by a man named Thomas Fuller in the year 1650. The saying was meant to express to people that situations always seem the worst that they could possibly be, right before the circumstances change for the better. This fits with this exhibition because for many years dark colors have widely represented feelings such as depression and gloominess; but this exhibition will bring to the forefront what elegant and mystifying beauty dark colors offer. Artists will be asked to use dark colors, within their selected medium, to express elated exquisiteness.

This exhibition will be on display from November 10th – December 17th at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Openshaw Balcony Gallery located on the 3rd floor of Maryland Hall (801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401). The opening reception will be November 10th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

With this exhibition we are looking to showcase up-and-coming artists that are dedicated to showcasing their work to diverse audiences. We look to create an imaginative setting to display the artwork in-order for it to receive the highest degree of appreciation.

If you are interested in submitting your work for this exhibition please download and complete the Call for Entry form down below. Once completed, email Thomas James at with your completed form and photos of work for review. Mohammed Gafar will guest juror this exhibition. Please email Thomas James for any questions or concerns as well.



Jack Flame Sorokin (BFA Photo ’15) named on list of street photographers to watch…


The website, The Phoblographer, has just released their list of “30 Street Photographers to Motivate You to Shoot”. Number FIVE on the list is MICA Photo’s own, Jack Flame Sorokin, BFA Photo, Class of 2015. The work featured on the site is pictured below:

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You can also read an interview with Jack about this work, and how he approached shooting events as they happened:

MICA Photo would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Jack for his work on this series, and for the recognition of his efforts!

The 6th annual “EXPOSURE” photography award call for entries

Announcing the “EXPOSURE” photography award call for entries:

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Get your work in front of some of the biggest names in the industry. Judges for the sixth annual Exposure Photography Award — open for entries through July 21 — include: Dan Havlik, Editor-in-Chief at Shutterbug; Samantha Marlow, Assistant Editor, Books, at Aperture Foundation; Raydene Salinas, Photo Editor at New York Magazine’s The Cut; Jennifer Samuel, Associate Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine; Lauren Spinelli, Deputy Photo Editor at Time Out New York; and Alison Zavos, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot.

Over the past six years, The Exposure Award has honored top photographers from around the world, distributing over $1 million in prizes and awards. Now, in partnership with PHOTO+, PDN and Rangefinder magazines, the awards and publicity of your work offer a career-defining opportunity.

Enter your photos HERE:

DEADLINE: July 21st, 2016


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