Monthly archives of “November 2013

Alumni & Faculty News – Jiajia Zhang, Corinne Botz, Tim Lehmacher, Jonathon Wells, Heather O’Brien

Jiajia Zhang GS08 is in the group show Group Show nr. 3 “Cave Instant Clay Hoppy Lay” at 295 E. 8, November 20

Faculty member Corinne Botz, Felix R. Cid GS05, Naomi Harris PJ98, Annie Ling PJ10, faculty member Justine Kurland, faculty member Nadia Sablin, and Andrew White PJ12 are recipients of Fellowships from NYFA.

Tim Lehmacher GS96 is in a group show at Daniel Cooney Fine Art November 21 – January 11, 2014

Jonathon Wells GS01 has a solo show Earth Exposure: Vermont at the Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT December 2 – 20.

Heather O’Brien GS09 performs Between apocalyptic apprehensions, and dreams of deliverance at Carousel, Pier 45, November 24.

Alumni & Faculty News – Martine Fougeron, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Irinia Rozovsky, Suzanne Opton, Ben Gest, Allen Frame

Martine Fougeron GS06 is profiled in Artsy

Alessandra Sanguinetti GS92, and faculty members David Alan Harvey, Susan Meiselas and Alex Webb are profiled in the article “35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers”  

Faculty members Irinia Rozovsky, Deana Lawson, Suzanne Opton, Ben Gest, Hank Willis Thomas, Toby Old, Martin Weber, Andrea Modica, CE alumnus Lucas Foglia and Deputy Director of Programs Director of Education Phil Block are participants in the Lightwork Fine Print Program

Faculty member Allen Frame is interviewed by New Directions books .

Siobhan Landry – ICP Staff

New to the Q&A series this year is the addition of staff members, many of whom GS students interact with on a regular basis. First up we have Siobhan Landry, who is the Education Assistant and TA Liaison as well as a working video artist.… Read More

Alumni & Faculty News – Allen Frame, Jeff Mermelstein, Martine Fougeron, Francesco Palombi

Faculty member Allen Frame is interviewed in AmericanSuburbX Jeff Mermelstein GS81 and faculty members Mary Ellen Mark and Joel Meyerowitz are featured in the New York Times portfolio “Around Any Corner, Moments That Endure” Martine Fougeron GS06 is featured in Lens Culture ;… Read More

Francesco Palombi – Alumnus GS 12 – Italy


Francesco Palombi – Alumnus GS 12 – Italy

What have you been doing since graduating from the General Studies Program?
I have been trying to get some exhibitions, show the work while keep making it. Making work after school is much harder and slower, it deserves dedication and self-discipline. I have also been a teaching assistant at ICP and working part-time for a B&W darkroom master printer. I was one of the 2013 darkroom residents at the Camera Club of New York, and that kept me busy and gave me a great opportunity to have a solo show, that is opening this week, the 7th of November.

What impact has the experience of going through the ICP program had on you?
It was intense. I was lucky to get into the program because I didn’t know that much about photography, I was really young and my background was barely anything. So I learned a lot, it really opened my mind not just about photography but about art in general. I believe that year at ICP really sped up the process of finding my personal voice.

Is there anything that has surprised you subsequent to graduation?
I experienced how you really need time to digest all the information you have been acknowledging in a short period of time. I really realized how much I’d learned and achieved only the year after school.

What would you say to people contemplating applying to the program?  
If you are willing and able to spend a year completely dedicated to photography I would say go for it. Remember that you get from the program what you put in. Dedication is the key. And you’ll get to know amazing people from all over the world, with different backgrounds and age, becoming part of a great community that hopefully will remain.

In your Mente Originaria / Original Mind, there’s a repetition of a physical theme, and in particular a facial theme. Does it represent your interest in identities? Can you talk a little bit about that?
More than a facial theme, I would say a “head theme”. I’m interested in the head because it is where the mind takes place. The mind is definitely the most interesting and crucial part of the human. At the end, everything comes and goes back to the mind and there’s not much left. Speaking about identity, I have a few photographs that deal with that issue. The first one that comes to my mind is the self portrait face covered with clay. I made that photograph in a period of my life when I realized that the everyday mask I used to wear was kind of falling apart, leading me to show the real myself more clearly. But I don’t think that getting rid of your mask is really possible. We are always wearing masks and unless you totally eliminate your ego, like for an example a zen monk would do, you don’t have that much choice. Anyway, I would say my interest in the head is mainly driven by my attraction for the mind in a more general way.

Francesco’s Mente Originaria / Original Mind opens this Thursday, Nov 7 at the Camera Club of New York.