Monthly archives of “April 2015

24/7- Petronella Aslund – GS 15 – Sweden

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Petronella Aslund


Age: 22

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

What were you doing before ICP?

Before ICP, I worked for an online magazine, shooting festivals and concerts. Then I started studying in the photo program at Bergh School of Communications in Stockholm. After graduation I applied to ICP and Parsons School and got accepted in both. I had to defer for a year because I was broke and to save up for tuition I started working nights in Postal services.

9:30am: It’s hard to wake up because the school keeps me up all the time. I crawled out of bed and showered (although I didn’t want to!)

10am: Had a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. I had breakfast in my bed because I have creepy flatmates.

10:30am: To get a glimpse of daylight in my bedroom, I started shoot self portraits until 12.

12:30pm: Got ready to go to school. Left my apartment in Crown Heights at 1pm and I took the 2 train to Times Square. I listened to Game of Thrones audiobook all the way to school while playing 2048 on my phone because it is relaxing.

1:45pm: Walked across super crowed Times Square.

2pm: Attended Production Seminar by Frank Franca till 5pm. Production Seminar is the class where we all get ready for the final exhibition and end of the school year portfolios. This class generally runs till 5:30 because all of us have a lot to say!

5:30pm: I go develop the black and white film I shot this morning.

6:30pm: I get some dinner because I realized I haven’t eaten anything since the bagel.

7pm: I finish my dinner and go scan my negatives in the Digital Media Lab B while printing for my friday class. And since I am a control freak and a perfectionist I end up spending my entire evening printing in the lab because my prints have to be perfect. 

12:30pm:  I get kicked out of the lab because the school is closing.

1am: I get on the Q train from Times Square (2 was running slow) and get off at Prospect Part and walk for about 15 minutes on the dark and empty streets to reach my apartment in Crown Heights.

2am: I realized that I haven’y eaten anything since 6:30pm so I have a bowl of yogurt and watch Elementary which is so exciting that I can’t sleep. Then I start watching FRIENDS on Netflix so that I can sleep as my annoying flatmate is snoring loudly.

4:30am: Off to bed.

10am: I get up after 5 hours of sleep to head back to ICP again because I have so much work to do!


Photographs of the Week- April 21, 2015

First week of the spring term!!! Works by Petronella Aslund, Julia Pontes, Roberto Andrade Martini, Elizabeth Herring, Shaye Babb, Annie Klebanoff, Sakshi Parikh, Wirasandi Ruslan, Akshay Bhoan and Ram Kanjanavanit. Have a look!

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aslund_2015_35mm_162 001 Petronella Aslund & Julia Pontes (Underwater Dreams Series)


Roberto Andrade Martini

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Elizabeth Herring (China Town)


Shaye Babb

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Annie Klebanoff


Sakshi Parikh

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Akshay Bhoan (Montauk, New York 2015)

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Ram Kanjanavanit

Alumni & Faculty News – Joseph Rodriguez, Valentina Medda, Michi Jigarjian, Jean-Christian Bourcart

Faculty member Joseph Rodriguez GS85 is featured in ‘”Darkness Everyday”: Hope in the Photographs of Joseph Rodriguez’ in the Beacon Reader.

Valentina Medda GS09 has an installation with performance, Inside the Stairs, at the Edges of the World, at Flux Factory, April 17 – 18; on April 18 at noon it is a setting for a reading by Michi Jigarjian GS09 MFA12 and staff member Qiana Mestrich MFA13 from their anthology How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood (Secretary Press, 2012).

Faculty member Jean-Christian Bourcart has a solo show All About Love at Galerie VU, Paris, April 17 – May 30.


Alumni & Faculty News – Zoe Buckman, Sofia Cordova, Ellinor Westin

Zoe Buckman GS09 and Lauren Silberman MFA08 are recipients of residencies at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City.

Sofia Cordova GS05 (aka XUXA Santamaria) is reviewed by Brad Dollar.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to publish the work of late alum Ellinor Westin GS95

Alumni & Faculty News – Susan Scafati, Gillian Laub, Monika Bravo

Susan Scafati GS04 is profiled in “Susan Scafati Shoots Portraits from SXSW 2015“.

Faculty member Gillian Laub GS98 is featured in Vogue Magazine’s Spring Photo Books Guide for her new book Southern Rites. 
Faculty member Gillian Laub GS98 premieres her film Southern Rites at Hot Docs – the Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, April 29 – May 2.
Monika Bravo GS95 is in the group show Theorem. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself at Mana Contemporary, May 3 – August 1.

Photographs of the Week- April 10, 2015

The last weekend before school finally opens its doors to the Spring semester! Let’s see what our artists are up to! Works by Maria Fe Romero, Petronella Aslund, Fernando Sandoval, Sakshi Parikh, Izabela Jurcewicz, Amy Xian Luo and Nitzan Rubin.


Maria Fe Romero

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Sakshi Parikh


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Nitzan Rubin


Alumni & Faculty News – Allen Frame, Leonora Hamill, Martine Fougeron, Monika Bravo

Faculty member Allen Frame interviews Leonora Hamill GS03 for Spot from the Houston Center for Photography.
Faculty member Martine Fougeron GS06 photographed the story “Major League Soccer arrives in New York with NYCFC” for the Financial Times.
Monika Bravo GS95 is in conversation with Carla Stellweg at Y Gallery NY April 3.

Alumni & Faculty News – Zoe Buckman, Mark Alice Durant, Carlos Motta, Lina Haskel

Zoe Buckman GS09 is featured in “Zoe Buckman’s First Solo Show Keeps It Really Real” in BlackBook Magazine.

Faculty member Mark Alice Durant published a new essay “Beatles’ Haircuts” on saint-lucy

Zoe Buckman GS09 is interviewed in Guest of a Guest.

Faculty member Carlos Motta speaks on the panel Art, Social Change, and the Urban Sphere at City College, March 26.
Lina Haskel GS05 is featured in LensCulture.

Photographs of the Week- April 04, 2015

This week we have Petronella Aslund, Maria Fe Romero, Veronica Cerna, Fernando Sandoval and Sakshi Parikh.

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Veronica Cerna

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Fernando Sandoval


Sakshi Parikh