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

Theresa Ortolani, PDN Multimedia Winner

Saudade: Name of the Father, a multimedia presentation created for ICP-Bard MFA’s 2015 Slidefest, was selected as one of 11 PDN Photo Annual 2016 Multimedia Winners©TheresaOrtolani_00Earlier this year, the project was awarded Honorable Mention by the International Photography Awards in five categories: Portrait, Culture, Photo Essay, Deeper Perspective, and Moving Image

create_hmention_seal.phpSaudade: Name of the Father was also selected as a 2015 VISURA Multimedia Grant 1st Place Finalist, and a selection of photographs were included in the 2015 Seoul International Photo Festival and the New York Photo Festival

The feature length version of the film, Produced and Directed by Theresa Ortolani, is slated for 2017 release.

2017 ICP-Bard MFA, Theresa Ortolani is also a PhD candidate in The European Graduate School’s Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought Division
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