BREAKING GLASS- Solo Show Esther Boesche, June 30- July 10

Please join ICP Alumna Esther Boesche for her solo show “Breaking Glass”

Esther Boesche is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Northern Germany and lives and works in Brooklyn. In her work she is observing influences and characteristics of social, political and anthropological systems. Esther Boesche has studied Design and Photography at the Muthesius School of Arts in Germany and received her MFA from the International Center of Photography in New York 2015. She has exhibited in various places in Germany and the United States. She was awarded with the DAAD Artist Grand for the year 2013 and the ICP Director`s Scholarship from 2013 to 2015.

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The title breaking glass is based on a German expression, that dates back to 16 year hundred where the fragility of human luck was compared to the fragility / breakabilty of glass. Somebody breaking too much glass means being a trouble-maker: interrupting everybody else’s peace or illusion

As a child, people would say to me “you are breaking too much glass”, or “don’t break too much glass

These images are about the relationship between myself and my upbringing in Germany. They examine the influences of cultural conditioning as well as the specific, family conditioning I received through my parents, who were (of course) also conditioned themselves. Household objects play an important role, as most of our family life was spent much more in the kitchen or doing other  house work. These  objects, (the tulips, the coffee cup, the iron) are related to strong German rituals of daly life, as I experienced it in my childhood…
BREAKING GLASS  is a way to make peace with my past, and to come to a deeper understanding of the emotions and conditioning I experienced in order to let go. 
Breaking Glass-Opening ESTHER BOESCHE
Scheduled: Jun 30, 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: SoAM Studio
35 Meadow St, Unit 205, Brooklyn, NY  11206, United States

ICP-Bard Group MFA Show “The Ties That Bind” at Baxter St, July 1-30

The Ties That Bind

Curated by Charlotte Cotton

Please join us for our group exhibition The Ties That Bind at The Camera Club of New York Baxter St next July 8th.

The Ties That Bind is a collaboration and conversation between the ICP-Bard’s MFA class of 2016. Hailing from eight different countries, we employ photographic methodologies to challenge and investigate our intimate bonds and personal boundaries.

We have shared common interests that surface in the work and explore our subjective truths, family histories, memories and the impact of trauma.

We ask you to examine what is often overlooked or silenced and held in the peripheries of our experience. We invite you to engage with and find connections between us and the world at large.             

Opening Reception: July 8, 2016 | 6 – 8 pm

The opening reception will also include two performances to begin at 7 pm: Moving Images by Minny Lee and lost, lost, lost: you, you, you by Martha Naranjo Sandoval.

On view: July 1st – July 30th

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

More info: The Camera Club of New York Baxter St

126 Baxter St, New York, NY, 10013

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International Festival of Photography, SCAN Tarragona

SCANOFF invites emerging authors to participate in the SCAN festival to exhibit their works in audiovisual format which will be shown to the public.

Photographic quality, discourse, sound and audiovisual editing will be evaluated and 10 authors will be selected.

SCANOFF looks for images that have an own and contemporary discourse, documentary or artistic, and show your personal sign on multimedia format. The content and discipline is free. Video is admitted if doesn’t last more than photographic images.

Duration: up to 3 minutes.

Send the audiovisual to: Curator: Pep Escoda

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Submission deadline: 30th June 2016

The Mediterranean city of Tarragona will host, this autumn (October 19- January 8), a new edition of SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography created by the Catalan Government and the Municipality of Tarragona, and directed nowadays by Fundació Forvm per la Fotografia. SCAN Tarragona is an open and International festival which hosts a variety of initiatives, coming from both public and private sources, all characterized by the promotion of photography.

Inspired By Tacita Dean

I’ve just finished Hans Ulrich Obrist’s fantastic interview with Tacita Dean in his book, The Conversation Series #28.  I especially appreciate Dean’s openness to chance in her practice. She speaks of not always being sure of where an idea or project is going and of trusting her intuition to take her towards an interesting and often surprising direction.

A few days ago, I was walking around Greenpoint and still thinking of this interview.  I saw this on the street.


I decided to think of the phrase “Protect Yo Heart” as a starting point for taking images on my walk.



And then a happy accident. Not sure where this came from or how it happened.


And then I forgot about “Protect Yo Heart” completely.

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And then I became distracted by circles and ended my walk with these images.






LIC Arts Open 6!

ICP-Bard’s MFA program is participating in LIC Arts Open 6, beginning tonight 5/18.  The festival features many galleries and studios in the area and runs until Sunday 5/22.

Come check out ICP-Bard’s Open Studio group exhibition featuring the work of the 2015-2016 classes. The studios will be open from 1-6 pm.

ICP-Bard MFA Studios: 24-20 Jackson Ave. 3Fl. (subway E/M/G/7 to Court Sq.-23rd St)



The Morning After…Slidefest 2016 Roundup

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our class for this year’s Slidefest! We are so grateful and honored to share our work. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Two weeks leading up to the great day I was introducing each member of our class in their element on the @icpschool Instagram account.

The following is within the order I posted leading up to the momentous day last Friday May 6. This is a collection of what we – the class of 2017 – look like when we are at our best:

Hyungjo Moon


Emile Rubino


Gülsüm Kavuncu


Sasha Bush


Sam Margevicius


Cristina Velasquez


Melchior de Tinguy


Marla Hernandez


Nechama Winston