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:


Photography exhibition

Opening Reception tomorrow…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that three recent alumni, Callee Jo, Landon McKinley, and Madison Bailey Trottman, are having a group photography exhibition at Flip Gallery in Baltimore. The show is open now and runs through July 22nd. There is an opening reception on July 13th from 7-9PM at the gallery. Congratulations to you all!

“kindred; in which we look through the same window”

Flip Gallery • 1005 N. Charles Street • July 8 – 22 • Reception July 13, 7-9PM

MICATalks 2018 – This Friday!

Join Alumni for MICATalks on Friday…

Come join us for a night of TED Talk inspired lectures as a hand-picked panel of successful alumni from a wide range of professional worlds share their journey with the MICA community. Speakers will be presenting on their current work and how they navigated life after graduation to get where they are today. The panel features alumni:

Jaime Bandres ’06 Graphic Design [UNIQLO]
Sara Dittrich ’14 Interdisciplinary Sculpture [Interdisciplinary Artist]
Melani Douglass ’15 Curatorial Practice [National Museum of Women in the Arts]
Jess Marx ’12 Photography [Freelance Product and Food Photographer]
Babs Tarr ’10 Illustration [Freelance Illustrator]

These incredible artists and designers will be each giving short presentations and taking questions as a panel. The event will be followed by a catered mix and mingle outside of the lecture hall, so come prepared to be a part of the interaction in this intimate lecture setting.

Register to Attend – https://micatalks2018.eventbrite.com

Free for MICA students and alumni. RSVP Required.

MICA Panel Discussion

TOMORROW: Freelance Tools, Tips & Tricks from Alumni…


Freelance Tools, Tips & Tricks from Alumni

Wednesday, Mar. 8

2:30-3:30 PM / Brown 320

How do you stay organized as a freelancer? In this alumni panel you will learn tips, tricks, and apps that will ultimately save you time and money. In this session you will be introduced to a myriad of tech solutions to help you keep track of hours, invoices, contracts and accounting. Leave with an arsenal of legal, financial, communication and organizational tools. Bring on the clients!

  • Boya Sun ’13 Illustration
    Freelance Illustrator & Concept Artist
  • Michael Miller ’97 Illustration
    Freelance Art Director, Illustrator, Designer
  • Jermaine Bell’13 Graphic Design
    Freelance Designer, Cultural Organizer & Writer
  • Heather Keating ’02 Graphic Design & Photography
    Freelance Photographer

Check out an Interview with Tommy Bruce (Photo ’14) for Wavepool


Excerpt from the Interview:

Tommy Bruce / Fogging my glasses to make the world look different

Tommy Bruce /
Fogging my glasses to make the world look different

Wavepool – Can you introduce your ongoing documentary project Funny Animal People? Where do you see the project going in the future?

Tommy Bruce – Funny Animal People is an ongoing photographic and written documentary project focused on the Internet subculture of the Furry Fandom. For the last few years I’ve been investing myself in the community and tracking my experiences at conventions, meet-ups and all types of furry events. I am interested in the furry community as a site of social transgression and intense identity construction. The community holds an important place in my own sense of identity, and I have taken it as my duty to construct an image that accurately represents the complexity and importance I have observed and experienced within it. …

Check out the rest at http://wave-pool.net/tommy-bruce/.  Tommy’s website is http://cargocollective.com/tommybruce/.