Media are invited to a reception and awards ceremony on May 7 from 12-1:30 pm

Exhibition Dates: April 24 - May 14, 2007

The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced the dates of its year-end show of works by the graduating class of 2007. Entitled BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition MMVII, the show will open on April 24 and be on view through May 14.

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition MMVII will be on view in the Gulf+Western Gallery (rear lobby) and the Photo Center Gallery (8th Floor) at 721 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 pm Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930.

The exhibition, comprising approximately 200 works selected from the students’ thesis projects, represents the visual and conceptual diversity of the department’s class of 2007. The 37 graduates featured in the exhibition are: Odessa Begay, Natalie Brasington, Maria Cobb, Blaine Davis, Alize de Rosnay, Alexandra Diracles, Maggie Downing, Gerald Edwards III, Faith Lawton Enemark, Virginia Fioribello, Giulia Fleishman, Elizabeth Fraser; Gillian Garcia; Anna Goldberg, Maki Hirose, Lauryn Ishak, Lucy Kacir, Caileen Kehayas, Ali Khawaja, Lauren Kosinski, Mary Kouw, Liliane Lathan, Abby Lauterbach, Rachel Leibman, Morgan Levy, Ryan James MacFarland, Matthias Martin, Elizabeth Moran, Marisa Muntean, David Negrón, Mia O’Malley, Alyson Perry, Thomas Seely, Sarah Steele, Anastasia Milan Tobdzic, Jessica Torossian, and Janna Washington.

Works on view include: Maria Cobb’s exploration of her grandparents’ house as a living entity and the leading character in her family’s life; Blaine Davis’ intimate portrait of a middle class family living in Dakar, Senegal, which focuses on the daily lives of the women in the family; Alexandra Diracles’ series of diptych photographs exploring feelings of control, inwardness, and affection in relationships; Gerald Edwards III’s The Continental Strategic Planning Social Society presents Psych Securities LLC, a one-stop shop for discreet technologies and global information analysis; Lauryn Ishak’s documentation of the work of Operation Blessing, a non-profit organization, through their mobile volunteer dental clinics in Laos; Lucy Kacir’s exploration of the idea of family and the complacency of small town life; Caileen Kehayas’ line drawings in conjunction with emergency evacuation graphics to explore ideas of the human preoccupation with life, death, and love; Ali Khawaja’s photographs expressing his vision of the urban landscape; Mary Kouw’s photographs consider what feminine external beauty means to the modern day woman; Morgan Levy’s photographic portraits of preadolescent girls focus on the emotional and physical tension between childhood and adulthood; Ryan James MacFarland, who uses a point-and-shoot camera to document his male friends in their fleeting adolescence; Elizabeth Moran’s investigation of the small, and sometimes large, personal touches that exist within the corporate space; David Negrón’s photographs take us into the communities that lay deep within the banana and plantain farms in the outskirts of El Progreso, Honduras; Mia O’Malley’s series of photographs, Patria, that combine visceral landscapes and cerebral landscapes; Thomas Seely illustrates the absurd and surreal relationships that exist in everyday imagery in an attempt to make sense of the over-stimulation that results from endless visual intake; and Jessica Torossian’s self-portraits creating photographic caricatures of multiple facets of her personality.

The Department of Photography & 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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