“Labertino Projects”: art workshops in El Salvador

“Laberinto Projects” to hold Spring Break workshops…


Laberinto Projects is an arts, education and cultural legacy initiative that fosters contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador, Central America and its U.S. diaspora.

This year we are launching a physical space here in El Salvador that we are structuring as a creative labratory. We are working with a small but significant collection of Central American art, library, archive and property in one of the last indigenous regions of the country. We believe, now more than ever, that supporting culture and fostering research in this region is critical. You can see more about the scope of the project at www.laberintoprojects.com

As part our 2017 Master Artist Workshop series we are announcing two workshops, one that coincides with MICA’s spring break: The Artist and the Archive: Muriel Hasbun (March 11 – 18, 2017) and The Photo Book: Pablo Ortiz Monasterio (March 19 – 26, 2017). Muriel Hasbun is an artist and educator, most recently the chair of photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, who has been working with archives as part of her artistic practice for 30 years. Pablo Ortiz Monasterio is considered one of the most influential and active figures in contemporary photography in Mexico and Latin America. Explore the links above to get details of the program & registration information.

We welcome artists from around the world with a good project that is ready to be taken to the next level. Additionally, a few months of every year are dedicated to self-directed residencies, June and September of this year. These will be multidisciplinary but complementary groupings of artists, scholars, writers, scientists etc.

The workshop is for professionals and students — we’ve received accreditation through Trinity University so that students can receive undergraduate and graduate transfer credit through the approval process of their own institution.

International Studies info session…

Information Session for Bard College in BERLIN!!!

MICA’s Dept. of International Affairs is excited to announce that Hannah Barrett will be on campus again next week, Thursday, April 21, and visiting several departments and classes with info on study abroad opportunities. We’ll be holding an info session from 12 to 1pm in Bunting 208 on Thursday, April 21st. Spread the word, and bring your questions…!

Creative Documentary and Photojournalism Course by Magnum Photos & Speos Photography School



Magnum Photos and Speos Photo School are partnering to create a new and unique one-year master class for Creative Documentary & Photojournalism in Paris.

The Creative Documentary & Photojournalism program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling.

The course equips students with the historical and contextual framework required to develop and engage in critical thinking about documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support to develop students’ individual documentary practice. Students have unique access to Magnum’s photographers and its experienced staff, with elements of the course taught at the Magnum Photos office in central Paris.

Next session: September 14, 2015 – July 22, 2016
Campus: Paris
Language of instruction: English
Tuition:  30,000 Euros

Diploma: Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos/Speos
Titre de Photographe RNCP level I (Fr) and 7 (Eu) – code NSF 323 t
This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of December 22th, 2014 — published in the Journal Officiel of December 31st, 2014.

Part I / September to December:

The first part comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photojournalism and creative documentary.

Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, under the continual guidance of their supervisors and Magnum Photos. During this time, students will have access to the extensive book library at the Magnum Photos Paris bureau, featuring an inimitable collection of renowned photo publications.

Part II / January to May:

During the second part, the students improve their practical skills and broaden their range of knowledge. The last week of the second part is dedicated to the set-up of the students’ end-of-the-year exhibition on the school premises, an important event visited by established photographers, photo agencies, iconographers and the press will be organized for the students at the Magnum premises.

The course will be complemented by the Magnum Photos component, consisting of regular review sessions, artist presentations, assignments and discussions with Magnum photographers and staff.

Part III (Experts Modules) / May to July:

The last months of the program are dedicated to students’ encounters with professionals:
Duration: 8 weeks

The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication and photo reportage, combining theory and practice.

Participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise.

For more details and to apply visit Speos-Photo

Study in Venice this summer!

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Venice, Then and Now


Explore the 56th Venice Biennale, the premier international exposition of contemporary art founded in 1895. You will be immersed in the sights & sounds of contemporary Venetian life. While in Venice you will visit Accademia Museum, Peggy Guggenheim’s jewel-like collection of modern art, the creatively curated Mario Fortuny Museum, the two sites of the opened François Pinault Collection, and the Prada Foundation to gain insights into the international art scene embedded in Venice.

Your studies will include the historic & cultural highlights of Venice through the ages using insightful critiques to enhance your learning experience in the studios, as well as on location. There are way too many highlights & benefits to detail in this blog post, so please open the attached pdf file to see the detailed information of  this amazing summer study abroad opportunity!

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