Twelve trudge 1.4 miles, post-blizzard, from Bryant Park to Chelsea. One of many stops, along the way to an MFA. Joanna Lehan's Survey of Contemporary Photography stormed Sean Kelly Gallery for Alec Soth’s exhibition, Songbook, on opening morning. Fortunate to have engaged in an impromptu conversation with the artist – I think he was empathetic to our cold shivering selves –… Continue reading In Pursuit of an MFA
here is my final video for bradly treadaway's video production course last semester. happy tuesday!
stay tuned for ... S O N G B O O K Bard-ICP MFA ‘16 in conversation with Alec Soth at Sean Kelly Gallery Full transcript, with photographs by Theresa Ortolani, will be posted to the Bard-ICP MFA blog and tumblr on February 23 as part of an interview series: In Pursuit of an MFA… Continue reading Alec Soth
Just the idea of posting this photograph in this blog makes me feel, as the shadow of TS Elliot's that falls ‘between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act’. Mystery remains dormant behind this veil, as the material envelops the subject of work. In the stillness of this most intimate moment,… Continue reading Between the observer and creator
I think about this question a lot but it has been on my mind lately in response to a flurry of activity on tumblr with one of my images. Posted here, it was one of the first images I made in a series in which I explore the tensions between intimacy and desire in my… Continue reading Does Intention Really Matter?
Incoming ICP-Bard MFA student, Theresa Ortolani, was chosen as a 2014 pdn FACES Portrait Photography Competition winner. This is the seventh time Ortolani's imagery has been selected as winner of a pdn competition. Previous works have been included in pdn's Environmental Portraiture, Sports, Documentary and Book competition categories, and have twice appeared in the pdn Annual. The complete group of 2014 pdn FACES images can… Continue reading Theresa Ortolani, PDN Winner