MICA Photo Alum featured in the New Yorker

See the review for Elle Perez’s NYC art exhibition on the website of the New Yorker…

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MICA Photo is proud to announce that Elle Perez (Class of 2011) has been featured in the New Yorker for her recent exhibition, “In Bloom” at 47 Canal Gallery in New York City. Please go to the link below to see the article and Elle’s incredible photographs. Kudos to Elle for her continuing work!

click HERE to access review

Wilgus Gallery Opening Tonight

Callee McCosby’s exhibition opening reception tonight…

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 MICA Photo and the Wilgus Gallery are pleased to announce the opening reception for Callee McCosby’s new body of work, “To Joseph, Love Jo”. The reception is tonight, Wednesday 4/11/18, from 8-9 p.m. The Wilgus Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Main Building at MICA, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217.
Image courtesy of Callee McCosby

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Class of 2017

After graduation in 2017, Duncan moved to Lincolnville, Maine to work as a program coordinator, environmental educator, mentor, and photographic documenter for Tanglewood 4-H Learning Center. Duncan spent the summer creating logistic flow sheets, providing medical care to kids, and taking pictures of the mundane and exciting aspects of camp. In the fall Duncan started her career in emergency medical services in Rockport, Maine. At work, coworkers asked Duncan why she was there when they learned she went to art school. At school people asked the same, as if they were mutually exclusive and each thought the other was better.

Duncan sees her photography degree at MICA as a degree in critical thinking, with the bonus of a technical skill. It is a degree in observing instead of looking, creating a picture, and learning to critique oneself and others. These invaluable skills transferred to how she perceives emergency medicine. It is figuring out what tools she has in her mental and physical toolbox to treat a person, the same way she thinks about an image when she investigates interesting light and finds the right crop. Each field is puzzle for your eyes and brain, and Duncan loves them both. EMS has taught Duncan to be conservative when taking an image: quality over quantity. Duncan’s recent work, titled “decisive after __”  focuses on documenting after a critical call. Some calls resulted in death, some were stable patients that made a critical impact on Duncan. This is the only time Duncan has searched for an image to take, as a silent reminder of each experience. This project is the first documentary series of work for herself and perhaps her coworkers who don’t yet know they need it.

Duncan continues her “studio” practice at work, compiling images and reflecting on each experience. Duncan was recently published with her sister, Alanna Duncan, in Entropy Magazine. Duncan’s photograph titled decisive #17: after jd appeared next to A. Duncan’s writing titled: Everyone Around You is Hungry For Something. Duncan updates her website frequently, using it as her platform to share.

Duncan is currently in Advanced EMT school and plans to continue her work as the health care coordinator and documenter at Tanglewood 4-H this summer.

https://entropymag.org/everyone-around-you-is-hungry-for-something/

http://www.charlotteduncanart.com/emt-documented.html

“Female Identifying Showcase” debuts in Digital Print Lab

 DPL exhibition features work by female identifying photographers…

MICA Photo is proud to present the first curated DPL exhibition, a feature of some of our department’s female-identifying members, curated by Nat Raum. The exhibition features work by Lauren Bulbin, Sarah Eckstine, Julia Fletcher, Summer Howard, Rachel Payne, Nat Raum, and Summer Young.
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Call for submissions

MICA Photo student seeks work about digital intimacy…

Nat Raum is seeking photographic submissions for her curatorial project, “Swipe Right”, which will deal with issues surrounding digital intimacy. Please see details below for submitting images.

Deadline: May 1st

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SVA Graduate Fashion Photography in New York

Fashion Photography program seeks candidates…
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The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is offering a Graduate  studies program in Fashion Photography. Their one year MPS Graduate Fashion Photography department is currently accepting applications (mpsfashionphoto.sva.edu) from graduating seniors in Photo.  It is the only graduate-level program that is devoted to the possibility of an advanced pursuit of fashion photography in the United States. With an influential and innovative faculty, SVA seeks to cultivate the full potential of fashion photography as a platform for invention, creativity, and cultural inquiry without compromise to familiar market forces.
We have three slots still available for September, and would like to extend our deadline through April for any MICA graduates.

Sarah Eckstine shows in Athens

MICA Photo student, Sarah Eckstine, to show in Greece…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Sarah Eckstine has had a piece accepted into a group show in “Blank Wall Gallery” located in Athens, Greece. Her image is titled, “I Have Found” and is seen here below.

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The photograph has been selected to be exhibited at Blank Wall Gallery’s Exhibition “Black & White” in Athens, Greece from May 11 till May 24. Selections were juried and open to anyone internationally, with 100 photos being chosen for the exhibition. We will post the link to the show when it becomes available. Kudos to you, Sarah!