Monthly archives of “October 2015

Alumni and Faculty News – Rick Schatzberg, Akshay Bhoan, Lori Ordover and Fryd Frydendahl

Alumni and Faculty News – Rick Schatzberg, Akshay Bhoan, Lori Ordover and Fryd Frydendahl

Rick Schatzberg GS’15 was awarded first prize for the One For The Books Prize at the Ballarat (Australia) International Foto Biennale  . Among the short-listed for the prize are Akshay Bhoan GS’15 and Lori Ordover CE Track

Fryd Frydendahl GS’09 is feature in Subbacultcha

Alumni and Faculty news – Satomi Shirai and Leonora Hamill

Alumni and Faculty news – Satomi Shirai and Leonora Hamill

Satomi Shirai GS’07 has a solo show Home and Home: New York in My Life at CRS – the Center for Remembrance & Sharing, October 19 – November 28, with an opening reception October 23

Leonora Hamill GS’03 has a solo show A Lexicon of Paisley at Parcours Saint Germain, Paris, October 23-31 . Leonora is interviewed in L’oeil de la Photographie  

Student Work – Talita Zaragoza

Talita Zaragoza – Alumna GS 14 – Brazil

Talita Zaragoza, born in São Paulo in 1985, works mainly with drawings and photography. In 2008 she received her B.A. in Fine arts and in 2010 her Master’s in Art History. Since 2012 she has lived in New York, where she studied at the ICP – International Center for Photography’s on the General Studies one-year course. Living in Brooklyn, Zaragoza develops her personal projects inspired mainly by nature, by the micro and macro, action and reaction, transience and permutable aesthetics. She also works as Studio Manager for the artist Janaina Tschäpe.

Artificial Landscapes: The Greenhouse Project

Nature and more-over landscape design have always enchanted me. This attempt of humanity to dominate, to shape and control nature is not recent; for a very long time we have this need to control and to reaffirm our power over nature.
This phenomenon happens with greenhouses with on another level, where in addition to the manipulation of size and specimen of plants used, there is the creation and maintenance of the entire environment with controlled temperature and light. It is like a magical place hidden from the rest, a sort of bubble.
The fogginess that occurs on the lenses is a result of the change in temperature, used in my favor as a way to reaffirm the fact that this is not a natural environment while also providing a sense of dreaminess and imagination.
Reflecting on this, it came to me a suggestion where it will happen an inversion. At this moment there are few artificial landscapes and many natural ones. In maybe 60, 80 years from now, due to global climate change, deforestation and other threats, this situation might invert and we will have more artificial and only a few “real,” natural landscapes. These few real ones, will be protected and closed to the public just like the Lascaux caves (quoted by Baudrillard in “Simulacra and Simulation”); and there will be a reproduction, or a simulacrum of them, so that we may experience the ancient real landscapes.

Student Work – Kathryn E Harrison

Kathryn Harrison – Alumna GS14 – United States

Side of the South
Born and raised in the American South, I grew up aware of the views others held of the Sunshine State. However, today, in Florida the ongoing joke is you must go north in order to get to the South. Due to the overwhelming number of tourist attractions and high-rises full of part-time residents, only about 1 in 3 Floridians were born in the state, which is the second-lowest ratio in the US. According to the US Census Bureau, South Florida continues to rank among the top five metropolitan areas in the United States for having the widest disparity between rich and poor. South Florida may be booming with record-breaking real estate development and sales, but the marginalized working-class communities continue to struggle. The stereotypical South has long been fictionalized in representations, constantly under attack by outsiders yet heavily desired. As a multi-generational Southerner, I was afraid to confront my deeply rooted connection, lost in an identity limbo. What we have inherited–as Southerners today–comes with a hefty price. This work led me to many unexpected but familiar places, and propelled me to discover moments where I truly felt at home in a place I have always felt so conflicted about.