MENTORS: SVA Graduate Photography Exhibition

Photograph © Connor Hughes

Photograph © Gabriela Machuca

Photograph © Grace Prunoske

Photograph © Amy Utter

Mentors, an exhibition of works by the School of Visual Arts most promising graduating BFA Photography students, inspired by their relationships with leading members of the New York City Arts Community. Last years Mentors included Vince Aletti, Elinor Carucci, Yosi Milo, Adam Fuss and Elisabeth Biondi, among countless other forces in Photography, so I was especially honored to be invited as one of 2012's.

Stephen Frailey, chair of the BFA Photography Department, Editor-in-Chief of Dear Dave, and Curator of the Mentor Exhibition, explains, “We are always seeking to provide our students with opportunities that support their growth as professional artists. Working with these mentors offers our students an invaluable learning experience, one that inspires them to take their work further.”

It was a great experience for me to work with a talented new photographer, Gabriela Machuca; at first getting to know her work, and then exchanging ideas and insights towards her final exhibition choices. In the end I'm very proud of her series, as well as all of the other participants. Drop by and view these emerging photographers work.

March 16 – 31, 2012
Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York

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