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Fall Salon 2018 Recap

This year's Fall Salon was a great success and we are so pleased to share some highlights with you. Included among the stellar photographic works were several large-scale installations, a screening of short films, works in interactive video, sculptural elements, sound experiments, and performances.

If you missed us this Fall, be sure to stop by in the Spring for what is sure to be another successful event. In the meantime, enjoy the following recap of our 2018 Fall Salon!

I. Preparation

Kyle Henderson  installing his work.

Kyle Henderson installing his work.

All set up and ready for the evening!

All set up and ready for the evening!

Snacks aplenty.

Snacks aplenty.

 

II. The Main Event

Thesis students  Paul Simon  and Kyle Henderson discuss Simon’s work.

Thesis students Paul Simon and Kyle Henderson discuss Simon’s work.

Wanki Min  standing beside a consortium of work from his ongoing series.

Wanki Min standing beside a consortium of work from his ongoing series.

Heather Olker  and guest enjoying her first Fall Salon.

Heather Olker and guest enjoying her first Fall Salon.

Installation view of  Brianna Calello ’s work.

Installation view of Brianna Calello’s work.

Po Han Huang explores photography through the use of social media.

Po Han Huang explores photography through the use of social media.

Sara Arno  takes a break with her work.

Sara Arno takes a break with her work.

Petros Lales  presents his 3D modeled organelles to a fellow student.

Petros Lales presents his 3D modeled organelles to a fellow student.

Explorations from Joshua Spector

Explorations from Joshua Spector

Beautiful sculptural works by thesis student  Kyle Henderson

Beautiful sculptural works by thesis student Kyle Henderson

 
New student  Terrance Purdy  and friends with his selection of portraiture works.

New student Terrance Purdy and friends with his selection of portraiture works.

Book mockup from thesis student Angie Yoon Ji Nam

Book mockup from thesis student Angie Yoon Ji Nam

Thesis student  Brett Henrikson  with textiles based on his images.

Thesis student Brett Henrikson with textiles based on his images.

New student,  Hyemi Kim , poses for the camera.

New student, Hyemi Kim, poses for the camera.

A guest gazes at the works of thesis student David Cade.

A guest gazes at the works of thesis student David Cade.

 
Yi Hsuan Lai  with her installation at Fall Salon. Details below.

Yi Hsuan Lai with her installation at Fall Salon. Details below.

Thesis student Collin  Xueqing Yin  mimics the subject of display.

Thesis student Collin Xueqing Yin mimics the subject of display.

New student,  Fernando Sancho  and guest

New student, Fernando Sancho and guest

 
Jonathan Ellis  beside his stunning landscapes.

Jonathan Ellis beside his stunning landscapes.

Yeshan Zhang beside her documentary portraiture.

Yeshan Zhang beside her documentary portraiture.

Many thanks to everyone who came by and lent their time and support to our talented student body. Your presence and engaging conversations was much appreciated and added to the success of our 2018 Fall Salon. We hope to see you again in the Spring for another edition of MFA Photo, Video, & Related Media’s Salon!

 
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Ann Collins upcoming Film will debut at the 55th annual New York Film Festival

Congratulations to faculty member and film editor Ann Collins on her impeccable work on the upcoming Netflix release Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.

Billed as Director Griffin Dunne’s years-in-the-making documentary portrait of his aunt Joan Didion, the piece moves with the spirit of her uncannily lucid writing: the film simultaneously expands and zeroes in, covering a vast stretch of turbulent cultural history with elegance and candor, and grounded in the illuminating presence and words of Didion herself. This is most certainly a film about loss—the loss of a solid American center, the personal losses of a husband and a child—but Didion describes everything she sees and experiences so attentively, so fully, and so bravely that she transforms the very worst of life into occasions for understanding.

The documentary will be making it's world wide debut at the 55th annual New York Film Festival with screenings on October 11 and October 14 before becoming availible on Netflix in late October. Tickets go on sale September 10th.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please click here.

Author Joan Didon at home in Hollywood. Image courtesy of Ann Collins. 

Author Joan Didon at home in Hollywood. Image courtesy of Ann Collins. 

Faculty and award winning filmmaker Simin Farkhondeh showcases latest documentary at the City College of New York

In the August installment of the TWN Evening Seminars, join filmmakers Al Santana, Laura L. Fowler and SVA MFA Photo faculty Simin Farkhondeh and their docufiction films, ONE PEOPLE and WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS, with filmmaker Rico Speight leading a discussion on treading the line of documentary and dramatic work. Explore the possibilities of docufiction or docudrama- bringing together narrative fiction and cinéma vérité, in order in order to strengthen the representation of reality with artistic expression.

Thursday August 24th at 6:30pm

Documentary Forum at CCNY,

Room 291, Shepard Hall

259 Convent Ave. City College

New York, NY 10031

This work "offers an engaging introduction to this challenging subject, adeptly conveying the complexity of temporary marriage. WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS provides a welcome complement to existing scholarly literature on temporary marriage, offering a rare glimpse into a fascinating aspect of the fast-changing landscape of Iranian sexual politics. This film is recommended for courses exploring issues of gender and sexuality in Islam and in the Middle East as well as those that consider feminism in a transnational perspective. The film would also contribute to courses on modern sex and sexuality, providing a neglected perspective on contemporary debates in feminist and queer theory concerning polyamory and other alternatives to traditional forms of heteronormative intimacy by challenging the idea of Western subjects as necessarily more "modern" or sexually liberated than others."

*-Juliet Williams, Films for the Feminist Classroom*

For more details please click here.