All posts tagged “GS 2010

Alumni & Faculty News – Gillian Laub, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Anja Hitzenberger, Noura Al-Salem, Allen Chen, Frances F. Denny, Nicole Horton, Osvaldo Ponton, Balazs Turay, Flemming Ove Bech, Marina Berio, Jerry Vezzuso, Athena Torri

Gillian Laub GS98 is profiled in TIME LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2013/08/26/a-perfect-daughter-gender-reassignment-by-gillian-laub/ Alessandra Sanguinetti GS92 is profiled in the Syracuse Post-Standard http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/08/light_work_exhibition_celebrat.html Faculty member Anja Hitzenberger GS91 has a solo show Chinese Fast Food at Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna, September 13 – October 19 http://www.agnesreinthaler.com/ Scrapped Magazine edited by… Read More

Alumni & Faculty News – Athena Torri, Darin Mickey, Flemming Ove Bech, Spencer Tunick, Lara Tabet

Ann Woo PJ08 , Athena Torri GS10, faculty member Barry Stone, Daniel Kukla PJ08 , faculty member Darin Mickey, and Flemming Ove Bech GS09 are in the group show Blog Re-Blog at Signal, Brooklyn, August 2 – 11 http://www.ssiiggnnaall.com/

Spencer Tunick GS90 is in the group show The Good, The Bad and The Visionary at The Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, La Cieneguita, Mexico, August 3 http://chapelofjimmyraygallery.com/

Lara Tabet GS13 is a Juror Pick for the Daylight Magazine Photo Awards 2013 http://www.daylightphotoawards.com

Athena Torri – Alumna GS10 – Italy, USA

Athena Torri – Alumna GS 10 – Italy, USA

What have you been doing since graduating from the General Studies Program?
Since my year with the General Studies Program was my Junior year of undergrad at Ringling College of Art and Design, I am currently completing my Senior year, working on my Thesis which is a continuation of the work I began at ICP. I have also been employed through a design firm, photographing for a magazine called Perspectives.

What impact has the experience of going through the ICP program had on you?
The most significant impact came from the people. I left New York City with a huge support group. Not only from the students I shared my year with but also from alumni, faculty and the constant flow of photographers that use the ICP facilities. It was remarkable to be surrounded by people that have a similar passion. It’s a very competitive and fast environment. I think this changed my life significantly and it certainly changed the way I view photography.

Is there anything that has surprised you subsequent to graduation?
Yes. Going in I never thought I would have learned and grown as much as I did in a year. I actually didn’t even realize how much everything changed until it was over. During the year things go really fast and a lot of information is thrown at you. Finally, after a few months of being away it hits you. It is a great feeling.

What would you say to people contemplating applying to the program?
It is a great opportunity for anyone who is serious about photography or art. It is a challenge that will shape you as a photographer and help you expand. I think everyone I shared my year with entered as one person and left as another. It was remarkable to see everyone grow and change into their new identities as photographers.

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Noura Al-Salem – Alumna GS10 – USA

Noura Al-Salem – Alumna GS 10 – USA

What have you been doing since graduating from the General Studies Program?
I have been trying to find a good life/work balance and figuring out my own schedule for making art outside of the structure of school. For the most part I freelance several jobs, both photo related and not, as well as apply for grants. I am also planning various projects, both photo and video which I will be working on in the UK and the Middle East over the next few months. Finally, I am creating a portfolio to apply to MFA programs in the coming year.

What impact has the experience of going through the ICP program had on you?
The year at ICP resulted in an intense amount of change and growth in my work, which made me see so clearly the value of struggle while figuring out how to make successful work. Since graduating, this lesson has really impacted my entire life in many ways and definitely for the better. So much that used to seem daunting, whether it be making new work or even learning an instrument, is now something that I am eager to work through to reach the other side. Being at ICP also really re-awakened my enthusiasm for art. Not only for making it, but also viewing and especially discussing it with others. I left the program with a strong group of fellow artists who share my passion for photography and keep me excited about it.

Is there anything that has surprised you subsequent to graduation?
The thing that has been the most surprising since graduating was the discovery of how many new skills I gained while at ICP. Because the program is so intensive, it can be hard to see how much information you are absorbing. Since leaving, more and more situations arise in which I discover that I know something I didn’t even realize I had learned.

What would you say to people contemplating applying to the program?
Do it! It will be a long and arduous year, but at the end the sense of accomplishment is huge. ICP is also a place that welcomes you back year after year and to have a supportive community behind you can sustain you through the most difficult parts of your artistic life going forward – for that reason alone I would recommend it.

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Caius Christoe – Alumnus GS10 – Australia

Caius Christoe – Alumnus GS 10 – Australia

What have you been doing since graduating from the General Studies Program?
I have been interning and working as a freelance fashion photographer. In addition, I have continued working on a fine-art project that looks at how changes in social media are impacting our lives.

What impact has the experience of going through the ICP program had on you?
I think most importantly the ICP program brought me into a broad network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about photography. While you can learn almost everything about photography online these days, it is the feedback, ideas and insight from a large group of peers and the teaching staff that really help one develop as a photographer.

Is there anything that has surprised you subsequent to graduation?
How competitive the industry is and how frequently who you know is more important rather than the quality of ones work. Many industries operate this way and it’s a shame as I see many amazing artists out there who just cannot gain the exposure they deserve.

What would you say to people contemplating applying to the program?
I would encourage people to look into it. As far as programs go it is one of the best. As a results orientated person I am confident that I speak for all ICP graduates when I say that the quality of student work at the end of the program is infinitely better than that produced at the beginning.

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