Tatiana Gulenkina (2011) exhibition announcements

MICA Photo alum, Tatiana Gulenkina (2011), getting her work shown…

MICA Photo is proud to announce these upcoming exhibitions featuring the work Tatiana Gulenkina (Class of 2011). Here is her “newsletter” describing her future shows…


One of my works is included in the annual Spring/Break Art Show by Washington, DC curator Dawne Langford. The initiative offers independent curators free space to realize their projects, and this year’s show is taking place at 4 Times Square in New York during the Armory Week. Stop by and say hi!

VIP Preview: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Daily Hours: March 1 – 6, 2017, 11 am – 6 pm

With support of Artsy, Spring/Break also hosts an art auction to benefit chashama, a nonprofit organization that nurtures artistic communities in New York City and beyond. You can now bid on my and other artists’ work on-line to help fund their programs.


Grateful to see my work, along with many other outstanding images by Washington, DC photographers, included in UnPresidented photo book, documenting the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Exhibit and book launch is scheduled for April, 28, 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!

Lastly, my portrait of street photographer Messay Shoakena will be included in 202 Creates exhibition taking place at WeDC House in Austin, TX during SXSW, March 12-14, 2017. Stop by if you’re attending the festival!

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Incredible pinhole camera images

Pinhole Camera Made from 32,000 Drinking Straws…!


Using 32,000 black drinking straws, collaborators Michael (Mick) Farrell and Cliff Haynes created the Straw Camera, a homemade camera they began experimenting with in 2007. Despite the connection one might draw to a pinhole camera, the Straw Camera actually functions quite differently, producing a multipoint perspective from an array rather than a single point perspective.

The direct analogue process records the light collected from each straw onto a piece of paper secured to the back of the camera. The camera gives a direct 1:1 view of the subject that is placed before it, however it translates the image to one that mirrors that of pointillist painting, breaking the subject into thousands of little dots.

“In a world beset by selfies with their immediate gratification, and HD television in all its glory feeding our visual appetite, a Straw Camera image of an individual, with its engineering projection and disappearance of the subject into the near fog of visual capture, gives the viewer a glimpse of just how transitory perception is,” said Cliff about the camera.

To read more about the project, check out the photography duo’s website for the Straw Camera, or their book which was published earlier this month. (via PetaPixel)

by Kate Sierzputowski on February 22, 2017 for http://www.thisiscolossal.com


MICA Photo student accepted into show in Savannah, GA

Nat Raum to show in “The Personal is Political”…

Nat Raum was recently accepted to be featured in “The Personal is Political” exhibition at Art Rise Savannah’s Non-Fiction Gallery. Nat’s book, “What Are You Looking At?” is the accepted piece for the show.

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This year, communities of artists across the United States are generating artwork in celebration of women, racial and sexual equality, marriage equality, gender identity, environmental protection, affordable health care and access to safe and legal abortion. In tandem with this cultural movement, Art Rise Savannah is partnering with Planned Parenthood Southeast to organize its first feminist exhibition of 2017.

The Personal is Political examines the relationship between personal experience and the political structures we navigate in our daily lives. It engages art as a vehicle of civic action, featuring works by national artists committed to investigating identity, freedom and resistance through their practice.

Show run dates: March 10 – March 20, 2017

Art Rise Gallery  – 1522 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Internship possibilities

Baltimore Collegetown lists local internship possibilities…


The Baltimore Collegetown Network brings 13 colleges and universities together to attract, engage, and retain students and raise the profile of Baltimore as a great college town. The Baltimore Collegetown Network connects colleges and energetically works to attract, engage, and retain students, our region’s next citizens and leaders. With 13 colleges and 120,000 students, Baltimore is a great college town!

All internship listings:


Full Circle internships:


Collegetown LeaderShape wants YOU

Get Involved!


The Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape® program connects students across campuses and with their communities to make a better Baltimore. Designed for students who have a passion for service and want to be civic-minded leaders, it starts with a week of leadership development and is followed by programming and support throughout an academic year. Students not only develop visions, but learn to be visionary, and discover how to apply their skills and passions to our city.

Through our year-long civic leadership program, Collegetown LeaderShape, you’ll learn how you can create social change, and receive support as you develop projects, programs, and internships that make a difference, enhance your leadership skills, and deepen your connection with the inspiring community where you live and study.

Each campus recruits and selects Collegetown LeaderShape participants in a way that meets the needs of their campus.  Be sure to reach out to your Campus Liaison if you are interested in applying.  Interested students will need to complete an application by March 17, 2017 for Class Eight. Applications will open on January 15, 2017.

Apply Here

Student Participants:

Submit your application by creating a profile on the LeaderShape database. Once you’ve created your profile, you will gain access to the application. You have two options to submit your application – complete short essays or upload a video. Instructions are included in the application.

Deadline: March 17, 2017

For questions or more information, please contact Kirsten Brinlee at kab@BaltimoreCollegetown.org.

MICA Synergy Research Event: Documentary Art

Documentary Art to be featured as a topic by MICA Photo faculty…


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (12-2pm), Location TBD
RSVP requested by March 1, 2017

We invite colleagues to join us in exploring the intersections between documentary and creative practice. The session will probe an expanded understanding of “documentary” methods that artists, designers, filmmakers, videographers, journalists, poets, performers, and architects use to record and convey contemporary life and culture, interpret the effects of history on the present, and illuminate social injustices. Methodologies might include photography, moving images, audio, narrative writing, data visualization, mapping, design, performance, new media, as well as any related practices that record and archive social realities. Please make plans to attend this timely discussion.

Presenters: Nate Larson, Colette Veasey-Cullors, and Alex Heilner

Recommended Materials:
Aperture Magazine, issue #214, Spring 2014 Documentary, Expanded