MICA Photo E-X-T-E-N-D-E-D Hours!

MICA Photo’s extended lab hours begin December 5th…


It’s that time of year again…the end of the semester is rapidly approaching! MICA Photo is extending our normal hours of operation from 8:30AM – until 1:00AM from December 5th until the final day of the semester (December 16th). So come in, be productive, stay up late, and get some work done! We can’t wait to see you…

MICA Photo Thanksgiving hours

Holiday weekend hours announced for Photo….


Good news for those who want to get work done over the Thanksgiving holiday…we will be open Wednesday November 23rd from 8:30AM – 7:00PM. The Photo Department will be opening again for normal hours (8:30AM – 11:00 PM) on Sunday November 27th. Come in and get some work done! Oh….and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Practicing as a Professional panel discussion

MICA Photo Alumni return to share experiences with current students…

Photo alumni from the class of 2012 return for a forum to discuss their experiences “Practicing as a Professional”. Please come, ask questions, and be a part of the discussion!


                                 Jess Marx                                                           Kyle Tata                                          Suzannah Zak

Monday November 21st • 4:00PM • BROWN 320

Pizza & refreshments following the presentation in M010


Jess Marx ’12

After graduating MICA, Jessica worked as a full time photographer at the Baltimore Under Armour ecommerce studio for three years. She developed the lighting and styling direction for the accessories and footwear on UA.com and has art directed and photographed many web and print editorials. She then began as a freelance photographer/ assistant/ stylist in Baltimore. Her work ranged from assisting on a Martha Stuart editorial, shooting Pennsylvania based furniture makers, to stylingMLB players in the Orioles and National Stadiums for UA commercials. She is now based in Brooklyn, NY is a freelance food and product photographer. She freelances for the New York Times Recipe Section and photographs packaging, social media, and editorials for food and product based companies.

Kyle Tata ’12
Since graduating in 2012, Kyle Tata has been exhibited his work at various galleries and institutions across the country such as Current Space Gallery, SpudnikGallery and Press (Chicago,IL), Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Walters Art Museum, Aqua Art Miami, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, The International Print Center of New York and Hamiltonian Gallery. In 2014 he was selected as a finalist for the Walter and Janet Sondheim Prize. In addition to his personal studiopractice, Kyle has been the photography instructor at Baltimore School for the Arts since 2013, teaching classes in darkroom and digital photography. He is currently in the fellowship program at the Hamiltonian Gallery in DC.

Suzie Zak ’12
Suzanna Zak is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her practice combines photography, sculpture, and artist books. She is concerned with how we come to understand place. Zak employs a variety of strategies that point to the many expressions of a singular space. Often working with found objects including print ephemera, her collections depict a variety of representations focusing around a central locale. In addition, Zak runs the artist book press, Rock Bottom, where she publishes her own work and collaborates with other artists. Zak was the 2012 recipient of the Meyer Photography Traveling Fellowship and has exhibited at various spaces such as Kimberly-Klark (Queens), Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York), LAND&SEA (Oakland), GOLD (Los Angeles), Embassy (Los Angeles), Good Press (Glasgow, Scotland), Sydney Gallery (Sydney, Australia), and Gether Contemporary (Copenhagen, Denmark). Suzie Zak has been an artist assistant to WaleadBeshty since 2013. She is also an avid mushroom hunter and rock climber.

Carlos Irijalba to visit MICA Photo

Spanish photographer, Carlos Irijalba, to present his work to MICA Photo students…


MICA is pleased to announce a visit  by Carlos Irijalba. He  is one of the Spain’s leading photographers. His work analyzes the way in which western culture recreates an abstract medium that loses all relations except to itself. Spectacle has marked out the plane of the visible so it can be easily digested, transferring attention towards a series of pseudo-events. Carlos Irijalba has exhibited at international Art Museums, including the Schloss Ringenberg Germany, CCCB Barcelona, MUMA Melbourne & LMCC New York.


Thursday, November 17

1:00 – 3:00 PM

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MICA Photo Alum, Elle Perez, panelist in MoMA Forum

Elle Perez (class of 2011) participates as panelist in upcoming MoMA Forum…


MICA Photo is proud to announce that Elle Perez (class of 2011) will be a panelist at MoMa Forum for Contemporary Photography January 12thThe forum will be streaming on line live and available thereafter.

Forum Info:

In these historic times, the need to connect as a community is ever more urgent and real–to dialogue, protect and buttress civil liberties and gender rights, to uphold our principles for a diverse cultural society.

This session will address questions concerning the active construction of identity through gender indeterminacy, the representations of lesbian, trans and cross-dressing individuals in photographic art, and more broadly the relationship between new gender roles since the advent of feminism and the intertwined fight for women’s rights and queer rights. (This session accompanies a previous one that took place in September that looked at gay men, desire, identity politics, and photography in the 1970s and 1980s, from Stonewall to AIDS –focusing on a discussion of the work and legacy of artists such as Jimmy DeSana, George Dureau, Peter Hujar, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Robert Mapplethorpe, and David Wojnarowicz, among others.)

The featured speakers are: Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; artist and activist Joan E. Biren (JEB); Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum; Catherine J. Morris, Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum; artist Elle Perez; and artist Collier Schorr.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Feingold at Megan_Feingold@moma.org or (212) 708-9707.  All forums are recorded.

Thurs. January 12, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM • The Museum of Modern Art • Museum’s Founders Room




MICA Photo alum, Adam Pape (Class of 2006), featured in “New Yorker” article

New Yorker magazine article features Adam Pape’s photographs…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Adam Pape (class of 2006) has a fascinating series of photographs featured in a New Yorker magazine article about people who work the “graveyard shift” in New York City. The series is in black & white, and it really captures the feeling of NYC after dark. Be sure to follow the link below to see the full article with Adam’s powerful photographs. Kudos, Adam!nightworkers-16

Adam Pape – Villavicencio at Therapy Bar, midtown Manhattan, 2016. Photo courtesy of the New York Times.


Adam Pape – David Jagoo, a security officer at Resorts World Casino New York City, Jamaica, Queens, 2016. Photo courtesy of the New York Times.