Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition dates: March 23 to April 15, 2006

An exhibition featuring approximately 70 works-comprising a range of ideas and techniques in varying sizes, and including two video screens, over 200 Polaroids, and five large-scale 3D lenticular prints-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 March 23. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through April 15, 2006.

Entitled Senior Thesis Exhibition Three, the show is the third in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class. It will be installed in the 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: Ife Abdus-Salam’s “American Exotic” which examines the perspective of the Black female body in photography; Atif Ateeq’s photographs of Desi (South Asian) Communities in New York over the past five years; Brian Dodd’s work using Polaroids, paper, and ink as an exhibitionistic diary of his mindset; Kathryn Allen Hurni’s “through the glass, darkly” series of self portraits which investigates how personal perception intersects with, confuses, veils, or enhances the notion of reality; Melissa Lucier’s photography exploring the feelings of safety and helplessness associated with childhood; Adam Peters’ color images that blur the line between photographs and studied compositions on paper; Dominique Clare Porter’s “American Wood,” which explores the concepts of machismo in contemporary culture; Dan Schwartzman’s “A Film by Dan Schwartzman,” an experimental piece set on two interlaced screens, accompanied with photographs made directly from the actual 16mm film; and Margeaux Walter’s 3D lenticular prints exploring our future as a technologically dependent society.

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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