Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6-8p.m.

First of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2006 Opens January 19

An exhibition featuring approximately 15 black-and-white prints; 20 color prints; six large-scale color collages; six large-scale, black-and-white, ink-jet prints; as well as one book project created by nine graduating seniors from the Class of 2006 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open January 19. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through February 11, 2006.

Entitled, Senior Thesis Exhibition One, the show is the first in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class. It is installed in Gulf+Western Gallery (main floor) and the Photo Center Gallery (8th floor) at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit

The exhibition features: Mary Button’s painting, drawing, and text to illustrate the book The Violent Women, in particular a chapter dealing with Bernadine Dohrn and The Weather Underground; Sean Donnola’s Night series of color photographs in which each subject is rendered with equal care and attention creating a sensitive picture of isolation and loneliness; Sandra Haviland’s series of color photographs of her childhood environment explore process and memory; Seren Kohen documents the detailed interior designs of barbershops and the faces that visit them; Vin Manzi’s work embodies issues of contemporary life, both in its beauty and its hopeless desperation; Veena Rao presents black-and-white photographs of street life on Madison and 5th Avenue that explore a world of signs, symbols, and status; Alyssa Sheldon expresses the nightmarish experience of darkness through a series of large-scale black-and-white images; Emmett Shine documents the world famous LOLA skateboard crew since 1988; Sarah Warshaw presents color photographs of landscapes that explore emotional sensations imagery can evoke.

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 New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.

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