Media are invited to attend the opening reception and a multimedia screening, Thursday, October 21, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Exhibition dates: October 21 - November 20, 2004

An exhibition of approximately 60 works created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will go on view October 21, 2004. The show comprises a wide range of perspectives and various media, including but not limited to traditional black-and-white and color photographs, publications, net art, video, painting and multi-media installations.

Entitled Faculty + Staff, 2004-2005, the show will open October 21 and remain on view through November 20, 2004 in the Gulf+Western Gallery (main floor, rear of lobby) and the Department of Photography & Imaging Gallery (8th floor), located at 721 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 pm Saturdays. Admission is free. For further information, call 212.998.1930, or visit

Exhibition highlights include: Diane Bertolo’s photographic installation that deals with the notion of drift as a path for art, life and the spaces in between; Terry Boddie’s images examining notions of memory, travel and exile, both historical and contemporary; Mark Bussell’s video stills creating an almost unconscious diary of interviews, news events, documentaries, family celebrations, travel and explorations over the past five years; Erika deVries’s photographs inspired by communities of women, the traditions of storytelling and ideas of control in relation to the female body and nature; Tom Drysdale’s photographs drawn from a project documenting the fantasy constructions of young boys; Mark Jenkinson’s large-scale color prints showing the tableaux of his son’s toys as a Swiftian landscape of exploration and fantasy; and Jonathan Kline’s photographs created with a distortion-free pinhole camera and 20x24 inch film to observe and embody the daily rotation of the earth as it revolves around the sun.

More highlights include: Editha Mesina’s photographs exploring notions of the self and identity with recent self-portraits and portraits of her family; Lorie Novak’s multiple-exposed landscape photographs reflecting her concerns with memory, history, loss and the relationship between the intimate and the public; Paul Owen re-photographs locations first photographed 25 years ago in Lower Manhattan; Brian Palmer’s color photographs from his travel to Iraq this summer with a Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, NC.; Christopher Phillips’ exhibition catalogue and an interview from Art in America for his major exhibition titled “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China” that was on view at the International Center of Photography; Shelley Rice’s recent critical works, including a monograph on Vik Muniz published in Brazil, an essay in an artists’ book by Janaina Tschape, a catalogue essay from Images au Centre in France and several articles from Art in America on subjects ranging from Muybridge to Lars von Trier’s film Dogville; and Deborah Willis’s Hip Hop Series, South Beach, exploring Hip Hop culture and the notion of eroticism, prowess, beauty and agency.

The 2004 - 2005 faculty and staff of the Department of Photography and Imaging are Jamie Antonelli, Diane Bertolo, Terry Boddie, Ellen Brooks, Mark Bussell, Yolanda Cuomo, Erika deVries, Tom Drysdale, Cate Fallon, Meir Gal, Jason Goodman, Mark Jenkinson, Elizabeth Kilroy, Jonathan Kline, Linda Levinson, Editha Mesina, Diane Meyer, Lorie Novak, Paul Owen, Brian Palmer, Philip Perkis, Karl Peterson, Christopher Phillips, Jenny Polak, Shelley Rice, Fred Ritchin, Joseph Rodriguez, Patricia Snavely, Christian Sutter, Kathryn Van Steenhuyse, Deborah Willis, and Sylvia Wolf.

The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within a university, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts. The faculty and staff consist of artists, professional photographers, designers, critics, historians, and scholars working from a wide range of perspectives and media.

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