Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, February 21, from 6-8p.m.

Second of 4 Shows Featuring Thesis Projects from the Class of 2008 Opens February 21

An exhibition featuring a wide variety of over 75 works in photography, digital imaging, multimedia, collage, and installation, by 13 graduating seniors from the class of 2008 in the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will open February 21. It will remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through March 15, 2008.

Entitled TWO, the show is the second in a series of four exhibitions that will eventually showcase the work of the entire graduating class in a BFA exhibition. It is installed in the 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

The exhibition, which can be previewed at, features works by 13 artists: Max Andrew’s unique photographic portraits investigate the entanglement of living space and personality through the lens of audiophilia; Chris Berntsen’s project Thinking Straight explores what it means to be straight edge, a long-term lifestyle of abstaining from drug and alcohol consumption that has materialized and evolved over the past 25 years in the United States and abroad; Jacqueline Bovaird presents a different view on a culture weighted by tradition and enhanced through color in Strength of Place: Photographs from India and Bhutan; Bonnie Briant’s book If my memory serves me draws on the issues of recollection and its inaccuracies through a mixing of text and image; Raul Buitrago’s photographic series 11 explores the balance created by the duality of existence; Winnie C. Chang’s installation piece The House of 99 Doors explores the storytelling tradition of eleven generations, the legends connecting the lives of the past and present to a binding sense of home; Halley Grogan’s Objects of Affection is an installation of a personal archive that combines traditional methods and digital techniques in an attempt to recreate an imagined space; Ava Hassinger invites viewers into the intimate undergarments of strangers, revealing a secret world of female experience in Stories of She; Sarah Henderson’s new series Women Warriors is a photographic dedication to the image of the powerful female icon-a study that challenges ideas of gender roles, femininity, and the body through fragmented collages; Monique Jaques questions the intangible nature of travel with her work entitled transient boundaries; Jessika Joe’s still-life portrait series, Best If Used By, illuminates the natural beauty of fruit and vegetables by focusing on their flaws; Jessica Moore’s series Visual Vocabulary and the Burden of Representation exposes the fashion industry’s tendency to blindly recreate traditional portrayals of the elite without consideration of how culture, race, money, and power fit into current society; and Robert Sukrachand’s photographs document life on the corner of 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, where the harsh realities of homelessness and addiction meet a warmer, more convivial side of New York City street life.

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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