MICA Alum featured in exhibition

Callee McCosby exhibits new work in online showcase…

Sunlight Ladies – Callee McCosby

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Calle McCosby (Class of 2019) is being featured in an online group exhibition entitled, “EARTH MOTHER / MOTHER EARTH“. The show is being hosted by Don’t Smile, a space devoted to showcasing photography by women artists. A statement by the curator follows:

“On this Earth Day, April, 22, 2020, Earth Mother/Mother Earth elevates images of women, animals, and the land during an era of ecological peril.

Our ancestral roles as healers, water-gatherers, creators, and givers of life, make us inherently tied to the Earth and her ecosystems. We also share in the oppression of our bodies, voices, and creations.

The images in Earth/Mother Mother Earth come from women artists of diverse backgrounds and varied artistic approaches. Grandmother, gardener, or goddess, these photographs celebrate women and our reverence for this planet we call home.” –Noelle McCleaf, curator

Please take a moment to visit the site, and enjoy the exhibition. Congratulations, Callee!

Earth/Mother Mother Earth

MICA alum places as finalist in “Mack First Book Award”

Nina Perlman named as finalist…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Nina Perlman (class of 2014) has been named as a finalist in the “Mack First Book Award”.

The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.

Each year, our jury creates a shortlist of the ten best submissions. The winner will receive the opportunity to collaborate with MACK in publishing their book project. The winning book will be announced and launched at Photo London in May 2020, alongside an exhibition of the work at Somerset House.

We congratulate Nina on her nomination, and wish her well in the upcoming final selection phase of the process! For more information, please visit the link below:


MICA Photo alum showing in Baltimore

New exhibition by Callee Jo McCosby at Flip Gallery…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that Callee Jo McCosby (Class of 2109) is showing new work, “Sublime Woman”, at the Flip Gallery in Baltimore. An opening reception is being held this coming Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7-10 pm. We encourage everyone to stop in and see the exhibition. The show is running through September 30th. Congratulations, Callee!

MICA Photo Student/Alum featured in upcoming exhibition

Faith Couch and Lola Flash to show together in Philadelphia exhibition…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that Faith Couch (Class of 2019), and alumna Lola Flash (Class of 1981) are exhibiting new work for the show “In Conversation – Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity”. The exhibition will be held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Special thanks to Stuart B. Cooper and Endowed Chair Deb Willis. Congratulations!

MICA Photo Alum shows in NYC

Elle Perez makes new public art in New York City…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Elle Perez (class of 2011) has new work, “from sun to sun”, that will be on display on bus shelters throughout New York City. Details of the new work follows:

Elle Pérez

from sun to sun
On View
Aug 13, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019 works presented on 100 JCDecaux bus shelters across all five boroughs. Location map and more info here .

On August 13, Public Art Fund will launch from sun to sun, a multi-work, 100-site exhibition by New York-based photographer Elle Pérez. The suite of 16 new photographic works by Pérez will be displayed on bus shelters in over 13 neighborhoods citywide, and will inaugurate Public Art Fund’s new partnership with JCDecaux. from sun to sun weaves together images that collectively form a meditation on daily life through the exploration of places and communities in New York where Pérez grew up and lives. Alternating the focus between figures and environments, Pérez creates a kind of rhythm that builds within the series that is at once distinct, familiar, and unassuming. from sun to sun will offer the public a moment to engage with photography at larger-than-life scale and to encounter works during their daily routines, becoming a part of the pulse of the city’s cycles and infrastructure. from sun to sun is Pérez’s first public art commission and will be on view from August 13 through November 24, 2019.
This new series by Pérez threads together imagery of their friends and family who are impacting their communities; signs and languages of communication; topics of identity and heritage; and detailed surfaces that make up the urban landscape of New York City. The friends and family members captured in Pérez’s photographs illustrate their impactful relationships – many extending over 15 years. In one photograph, a student and an outdoor education teacher are shown planting evergreen shrubs and raspberries in the garden of their public school in the Bronx. In another, an activist educator at a school in East Harlem poses in a classroom where he helps shape the curriculum. A sequence of hand gestures in one series of black and white images illustrates the steps for the Flight, a handshake popular in the punk scene of the Bronx that their friend Jay P Fury created. Pérez has deliberately chosen to present imagery of Puerto Rico’s national flag in black and white as a sign of mourning and resistance towards the U.S. government-imposed oversight board. In other works, Pérez meditates on familiar details that may typically go unnoticed: crevices in the street pavement, entangled bicycles, and worn subway car interiors. By focusing on the facets of New York’s urban landscape that are a product of time, they draw attention to the subtle histories woven into the city’s fabric. Bus shelters housing Pérez’s work will dot the landscapes of Northern Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Upper Manhattan, and the Bronx. Locations will span Parkchester in the eastern Bronx, to Brooklyn’s Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunnyside, Queens to St. George, Staten Island, and East Harlem, Manhattan. Displayed on platforms traditionally used for advertising, sixteen photographs repeat six to seven times each across one hundred bus shelters. Works will be sited in clusters to give the public an opportunity to see multiple photographs within walking or bus route distance.    
Summer Hours:August – gallery by appointment onlyfor additional information please contact office@47canal.us

More MICA Photo award nominations

Akea Brown (class of 2018) selected as a semifinalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize…

MICA Photo is proud to announce that Akea Brown has been nominated as a semifinalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize for 2019. Details from the press release are listed below:

©Akea Brown – From the series “Black Picket Fences: Part II”

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the semifinalists for the 14th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Twenty-four artists have been selected for the semifinal round by 2019 jurors Laylah AliRegine Basha and William Powhida. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. A semifinalists’ exhibition kicks off Artscape weekend, July 19–21, 2019. Finalists for the competition are announced mid-April 2019.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

  • Negar Ahkami, Arlington, VA
  • Stephanie Barber, Baltimore, MD
  • Akea Brionne Brown, Baltimore, MD
  • Amanda Burnham, Baltimore, MD
  • Call Your Mom, Baltimore, MD
  • Cheeny Celebrado-Royer, Havre de Grace, MD
  • Zoë Charlton, Baltimore, MD
  • Mina Cheon, Baltimore, MD
  • Schroeder Cherry, Baltimore, MD
  • Bobby Coleman, Baltimore, MD
  • Nicole Dyer, Baltimore, MD
  • Christine Ferrera, Baltimore, MD
  • Phylicia Ghee, Randallstown, MD
  • Gun Show Project (Richard Chisolm & David Hess), Baltimore, MD
  • Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD
  • Kei Ito and Andrew Paul Keiper, Baltimore, MD
  • Sara Kaltwasser, Baltimore, MD
  • Khanh Le, Washington, DC
  • Tsedaye Makonnen, Washington, DC
  • Jackie Milad, Baltimore, MD
  • Nara Park, Washington, DC
  • Antoinette Suiter, Baltimore, MD
  • Stephen Towns, Baltimore, MD
  • Stephanie Williams, Washington, DC

Congratulations, Akea!