B&H Photo is still open for online & pick-up purchases…

B&H Photo has contacted MICA Photo with an update on where they are at as a company and to assure you that they remain present as a resource and an ally to our students and faculty. Message follows:

“The B&H Photo Video Manhattan SuperStore is temporarily closed for all in-store sales. Our warehouse and used departments are both operating at full capacity and will continue working to support the buy-online/pickup-in-store option as we continue to serve customers in a safe manner. The SuperStore will remain closed through Saturday, March 28th at which time the company will reassess the present situation. We will be extending our return policy to minimize customer disruption during this period and, as always, our outstanding sales staff can be reached through phone, online chat, and email.

Now more than ever, I would encourage your students and staff to sign up for the EDU Advantage Program to make the most of our exclusive product discounts and free delivery. The EDU Advantage Program is for personal purchases for students and staff and it is a great tool that can be utilized while at home and “in class”. We offer a wide array of products including distance learning solutions, laptops, webcams and more.”

B&H is a prime resource for us, and we wanted to pass along this information in case anyone needs to place an order. Best wishes to you all during this difficult period! ~ MICA Photo

MICA Photo Alum to show at Ground Floor Gallery

Anna Friemoth Exhibition Opens March 6…

I’m delighted to invite you to my upcoming solo show featuring my Vertigo series at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn.

Vertigo is a series of self-portraits that stretches the pictorial image into an abstraction of its form. It’s an experiment with light and color, blended with circular shapes and distortions. 

Please join me at the opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 6-8pm.

I will be in residence at the gallery interacting with visitors about my show from Saturday, March 7th – Tuesday, March 10th from 1pm – 6pm.

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

MICA Photo student shows in Aperture exhibition

Faith Couch (class of 2019) featured in Aperture exhibition in New York City…

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Curated by Antwaun Sargent

Nadine Ijewere, Untitled, 2018, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019)
© Nadine Ijewere, for Garage magazine

Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.

This exhibition includes selected works from groundbreaking contemporary photographers. The framed work sits alongside vitrines of publications, past and present, that contextualize these images and chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

Also including photographs by:

Lawrence Agyei, Daveed Baptiste, Faith Couch, Yannis Davy Guibinga, Delphine Diallo, Rhea Dillon, Cary Fagan, Justin French, Erica Génécé, Denzel Golatt, Travis Gumbs, Texas Isaiah, Seye Isikalu, Adama Jalloh, Manny Jefferson, Joshua Kissi, Myles Loftin, Ronan Mckenzie, Tyra Mitchell, Travys Owen, Lucie Rox, Makeda Sandford, Cécile Smetana Baudier, Isaac West, Joshua Woods

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Antwaun Sargent is an independent writer, curator, and critic, whose work has been published in the New YorkerNew York TimesWVogueVICE, and various museum catalogues, among other publications.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Airbnb Magazine.

Aperture call for applicants

2020 Aperture Work Scholar program seeks applicants (deadline soon!)…

The Aperture Foundation has announced that the Spring 2020 Aperture Work Scholar program is currently accepting applications. The deadline for the upcoming term is quickly approaching (October 15)! Please check the following link, aperture.org/internships, to learn more about the program and view the application guidelines. 

Interested students should contact:
Emily Stewart
Manager of Education
and Engagement Programs
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor 
New York, N.Y. 10001 

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