Michael Brown March, NYC

If anyone missed some of the marches taking place in NYC last night, here’s a short video I shot showing what it was like from my perspective.  The group left Union Square before a scheduled 7pm march, and headed uptown, where they confronted police and traffic at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.  After sitting for nearly 30 minutes and numerous threats of arrest, the group made its way to Times Square, where the protest stayed for approximately an hour.  A human chain was formed, and some arrests were made.  The group was cordoned off so that traffic could resume, and eventually the group turned back downtown.


ICP-Bard MFA Symposium: What’s Love Got To Do With It?


What’s Love Got To Do with It:
Affect, Interactivity and the Haptic
A Symposium

Saturday, December 13th, 10AM- 4PM

School at International Center of Photography,
Seminar B/Shooting Studio
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Inspired by Eduardo Cadava and Paola Cortés-Rocca’s Notes on Love and Photography, this symposium will expound on notions of love through an inquiry and exploration of modes of representation. How do experiences of loss, fantasy, intimacy and displacement change our proximity to photography and the creation and interpretation of images? How do physical and virtual relationships cultivated in a Post-Internet culture influence contemporary art practice? Invited panelists and speakers will address the tactics used by artists and thinkers as they navigate the contemporary landscape while reshaping materiality, sensory practices, the economy of sexuality, and fetish.

The ICP-Bard MFA candidates in conjunction with MA candidates from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College are please d to present this one-day symposium. Visual artists, dancers, educators, and curators will come together to re-examine the role love plays in our creation, interaction, and interpretation of art and objects. The day will be comprised of artist talks, panel discussions, and an artist-led performance followed by Q+As from the public. As part of a forthcoming symposium publication, various objects of desire offered by participants will be photographed over the course of the day.

Speakers include: LaToya Ruby FrazierGerard and Kelly, Jacolby Satterwhite Johanna Burton, Andrew Durbin, Jessica Berson and others…

For a full schedule, please visit: whatslovegottodowithiticp.wordpress.com

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please reserve a ticket at: http://tinyurl.com/icpbardlove

This event is sponsored by the International Center of Photography and Bard College.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational and archival facilities. Visit www.icp.org for more information.

ICP-Bard MFA Open Studios 2014

2014 Open Studios

Saturday, December 13, 2014 // 6pm-10pm
24-20 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

The ICP-BARD MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies is pleased to invite you to its Open Studios 2014!

In the main gallery, a curated show of work from the current candidates considers the notion of relationship. How does connection influence our vision and shape our interpretation of reality and fantasy? Does experience with an “other” hold generative potential? What do we seek when we try to connect? Using photography as a common denominator, we experiment across disciplines to open a discussion about interaction and the creative possibilities it offers.

Additionally, the twenty-four artists will open their studios to share current work.

We invite you to come and relate with us!

Esther Nila Bösche
Matt Cohen
Stephanie Colgan
Joseph Desler Costa
Anna Ekros
Ivana Larrosa
Minny Lee
Allyson Lupovich
Connor McNicholas
Groana Melendez
Bia Monteiro
Martha Naranjo Sandoval
Marie Louise Omme
Theresa Ortolani
Matthew Papa
Verónica Puche
Kat Shannon
Katrina Sorrentino
Marisa Sottos
Daniel Terna
Jessica Thalmann
Beau Torres
Kimberly Wade
Tracie Williams

photo credits (clockwise from center top): Daniel Terna, Martha Naranjo Sandoval, Katrina Sorrentino, Stephanie Colgan, Groana Melendez, Matthew Papa

Alumna in the Arctic

I have the opportunity to spend three weeks in Svalbard, Norway for an artistic residency on board a barkentine sailboat as a resident in the Arctic Circle Residency. My work explores the spirit of human exploration and the history of Arctic expeditions.You can imagine how being immersed in that same extreme environment will impact the work that I create, expanding upon and evolving my thesis work into something richer, informed by personal experience. Svalbard was a point of embarkation for many arctic expeditions and is steeped with that history; visiting the archipelago that launched so many of these historical explorations is an immense opportunity for my work.

If you appreciate art, travel, Scandinavia, and budding artists – or if you still believe in the intrepid human spirit, consider supporting this project. You can learn more about my plans for the residency at Hatchfund, or check out my blog, Svalbard By Sea, where you can follow my preparations, my experience on the residency, and the work I make when I return.

Papi Born Again


Papi was always a devout Catholic. Church every single Sunday.

A few years ago Papi saw a lady in the middle of the street that had just gotten hit by a car… He saw my mother and frantically cried in the middle of the street making every bargain and promise to God to be good, stop his womanizing ways, if He spared Mami.

“It’s not Milagros! It’s not your wife!” his friend yelled. This was his sign.. and shortly thereafter he converted…

Hidden Secrets

As it happens, because you never know what is awaiting you around the corner…you run into a free drawing class at The Metropolitan Museum. You grab a pencil and start doing something… you don’t even remember when was the last time you did it…and then you feel connected, you found yourself a bit more free from yourselfIMG_5877