Alumni Panel next Monday

MICA Photo welcomes the Annual Alumni Panel discussion…

L to R: Akea Brown, Erin Scott Fender, and Zeina Zeitoun

MICA Photo is pleased to announce a special evening of discussions with our power-house alumni panel for this year. On Monday, November 25th at 4:00PM in M110, we will welcome back Akea Brown (Class of 2018), Erin Scott Fender (Class of 2016) , Zeina Zeitoun (Class of 2017) to give an informed look at professional life as an artist after graduation. Refreshments provided after the panel discussion. Please come, and bring your questions for the panel!


Monday, November 25th4:00 pm – 7:00 pm • Main Building • M110

THIS EVENING: Robert Houston at MICA Photo

Discussion with visiting artist, Robert Houston…

MICA Photo is honored to present a discussion with Robert Houston about his life & work this evening, October 28th at 4PM in M010. Robert will show a sample of his work, and take questions from attendees. Please come join the discussion with this important artist. We look forward to seeing you this evening!

Hopkins to host photojournalist lecture

MICA Photo students encouraged to attend Hopkins photojournalist lecture  –  free transport provided…


The Center for Human Nutrition at Johns Hopkins is celebrating a Century of Nutrition Discovery at our institution this fall. On October 10th we are hosting a series of scientific talks and symposiums, ending with a presentation by the award-winning photojournalist duo, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio at 4:30 pm. The event will take place in Sommer Hall, at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street Building, Baltimore, 21205. First 350 attendees will be given complimentary copies of their book “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets”, and a reception will be held after their talk.

Shuttle info for lecture:

For more information about other events on the day, visit:

Here’s a short bio about their work:

Peter Menzel is a freelance photojournalist known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in GEO, Stern, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, Focus, Muy Interesante, El Pais, National Geographic, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, and Time. He has received many World Press and Picture of the Year awards.  Faith D’Aluisio is a former award-winning television news producer. She is the editor and lead writer for the book-publishing imprint Material World Books.

Together, the team of Menzel and D’Aluisio has authored several best-selling books, including volumes that have given the world iconic photos and penetrating stories of people, the diets they eat, and their daily lives spanning diverse cultures and environments.  Their book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (Material World Books, Ten Speed Press, 2005) is a compelling around-the-world exploration of daily life in 24 countries, detailing weekly groceries and food costs via photos and thought-provoking interviews, earning for Peter and Faith the coveted James Beard Best Book Award in 2006.  Their next volume What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets (Material World Books, 2010) is a photographic journey that brings together the personal lives and typical daily diets of 80 individuals across 30 countries into focus, both visually and emotionally.

Through their evocative narrative style and exceptional photojournalism, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio shine a beam of light into the pantries of ordinary individuals throughout our world.  In doing so, they capture globally the spirit of public health nutrition.


Lecture on collecting photography

Photography collecting and new directions in photography…

Screen Shot 2018-06-07 at 11.10.18 AM Photography expert Marie Martin will give a special gallery talk on the New Photography Juried Exhibition. She will speak about collecting photography and the new directions of photography as an art form. Marie Martin is a Fine Arts Appraiser specializing in 19th and 20th century, as well as contemporary, photography. Marie Martin has a long and very deep knowledge of the photography world  and was on the scene with the dealers and curators who made the market in the late 70’s 80’s.

Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Amanda Beck, Curatorial assistant:
Image: Michael Joseph, A-Lister & Sherie, 2016

Collection Society – Special Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 15, 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum

106 South St
Easton, MD 21601

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010

Jason Reblando Artist Lecture – Oct. 19th @ 11am, Main 010


Join us in Main 010 on Thursday, October 19th, at 11am as we welcome Jason Reblando. The artist will discuss his new book, New Deal Utopias and will also have copies of the book for sale! From his website: “New Deal Utopias explores one of the most ambitious but overlooked federal programs in American history. During the Great Depression, the U.S. government constructed three planned communities – Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin — to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers. These “Greenbelt Towns” embodied the hope that American citizens would meet the challenges of the Great Depression in a spirit of cooperation, not individualism. The planners from the Resettlement Administration hoped it would not only transform the people who resided in these new communities, but also hoped to remake the landscape of American cities, as inspired by Sir Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” principles. Howard, a British urban reformer in the late 19th century, envisioned cities where nature would be part of everyday life, and residents would have the social and economic advantages of living in a community with each other.”

Jason Reblando (b. 1973, Flushing, NY) is an artist and photographer based in Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines, an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Camera Austria, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, Real Simple, Places Journal, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Reader. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He teaches photography at Illinois State University.

Aperture visiting artist, Penelope Umbrico, to visit MICA Photo

Penelope Umbrico will present her work for MICA Photo students…

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Penelope Umbrico as the next presenter in a series of Aperture visiting artists. During her visit next week, Penelope will present her work to students on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00PM. Details below:

Penelope Umbrico

This visiting artist series is an ongoing collaborative effort started in 2013 with MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine.