Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6-8p.m.

Second of 3 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2007 Opens February 15

An exhibition, featuring 60 giclée prints, 25 c-prints, six light boxes, five drawings, over 70 silver-gelatin prints, and a multimedia installation, by 12 graduating seniors from the class of 2007 in the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open February 15. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 10, 2007.

Entitled Two, the show is the second in a series of three exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in Gulf+Western Gallery (rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery 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

Artists featured are: Odessa Begay who creates dramatic familial scenes with paper cutouts; Alize de Rosnay who uses her own personal photographs to create expressive line drawings; Virginia Fioribello’s multimedia installation is a chronicle of courage and enduring love, which has prevailed through time as well as over physical and mental distance; Gillian Garcia who portrays her close and familial relationships through intimate and candid photographs; Anna Goldberg explores the disturbing and often humorous ironies of beautiful people against a backdrop of New York City’s Meatpacking District; Maki Hirose explores the intersection between art and science; Mary Kouw’s photographs consider what feminine external beauty means to the modern day woman; Abby Lauterbach uses the nostalgic children’s toy Lite-Brite to create illuminated family portraits; Morgan Levy’s photographic portraits of preadolescent girls focus on the emotional and physical tension between childhood and adulthood; Elizabeth Moran investigates the small, and sometimes large, personal touches that exist within the corporate space; Sarah Steele’s photographic series takes inspiration from Pavel Buchler’s quote “photography is dominated by amnesia: not by forgetting, but by an impossibility of recollection”; and Jessica Torossian who uses the self-portrait to create photographic caricatures of multiple facets of her personality.

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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