The second show of thesis projects from the Class of 2022 opens March 30, 2022.

By Isabelle Beauchamp

SHOW II is an exhibition featuring works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 22 graduating seniors from the Class of 2022 in New York University’s Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

SHOW II is the second in a series of two BFA exhibitions of the work of the graduating Photography & Imaging class. It is installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st floor rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). It will remain on view through May 18, 2022.

The 2022 DPI BFA Exhibition presents 22 artistic thesis projects from this year's graduating class of the next generation of artists. Expanding across the first and eighth floor of NYU Tisch, the exhibition features everything from photographs, images, books, paintings and videos to sounds, installations, and interactive experiences. These artists in this year’s graduating class go above and beyond traditional notions of the photograph, blurring the lines between mediums, materials, and fields of knowledge, to redefine what it means to be a photographer, an artist, and a student in a constantly evolving world.

Their work addresses contemporary themes of identity, the body, place, time, spirituality, technology, memory, and globalization and serves as their capstone project providing just a peek into what they’ve learned during their time at NYU, a school that fosters global perspectives and critical thinkers.

About the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
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.


About the Artists and Projects

Abbigail Hong, 하나님의 모든 자녀들, All of God’s Children
All of God’s Children is a photo series that documents the Korean American Christian community, concentrating on how the community has impacted the lives of pastors’ children and is a reflection on the intimacy of religion and how communities form through these ties.

Camilla Szabo, what we do the the earth we do to our bodies

This series of portraits recontextualizes the body by situating the nude form in different natural environments, moving away from a cultural understanding of nudity that sexualizes and objectifies the body towards an intuitive understanding of the body and its inextricable connection to the land.

Christiana Nelson, What Happened This Time?
This is my anxiety attack exhibited for all to see.

Dawson Batchelder, Regard It Like a Dove
Regard It Like A Dove is a medium-format photography, digital sculpture and written word hybrid constructed like a quilt, stitching together and layering time, memory, and medium.

Emma Kaufman, Special Edition: Style Guide
In this special edition insert we peek into styling, giving an insider's look to get the coolest styling edit in fashion.

Fallon McDonald, I Love You, Anni and Josef
Unfortunately for you, dear reader, the message is in the medium. So it seems you might be doomed to experience this project at a material loss!

Finnegan Schneider, Making A Photograph (Pt. 1)
In conversation with the history of photographic image making, Making a Photograph (Pt.1) works to broaden collective understanding at the intersection of science and art as well as what it means to ‘make’, ‘take’, and ‘capture’ a photograph.

Fiona Beswick, Red Corner
"Red Corner" is a series of photographs documenting female boxers, both amateur and professional, as they fight for their place in the sport.

Isabelle Beauchamp, Biomimicry
"Biomimicry" is a utopian illustration of a solution to the climate crisis where natural life and machinery can exist not only peacefully, but symbiotically.

Jean Zamora, Staring Death in the Face
This project is both an exploration of my own mortality and a meditation on how images are used as memorials in our society.

Kala Herh, On the front Lines: Portrait of AAPI Activists
Herh’s project, “On the Front Lines: Portraits of AAPI Activists,” highlights a handful of emerging and established activists in their fight for social justice.

Modupe Lamikanra, Aso-Ebi
Within this project, I mixed visuals and symbols from my family archive/lineage to create a new pattern that intersects my perspective as a Nigerian growing up away from home.

Momo Takahashi, Where We Call Home
“Where We Call Home” is a photographic series documenting Asian Americans in their homes, depicting the ways one keeps ties to their cultural background and carve out space unique to their transnational identity within a country that treats the community as perpetual foreigners.

Natasha Fenga, Grieving
A representation of my grieving process.

Natasha Irina Segebre, There Is Something To Be Said About The Night
The day had passed by like it had yesterday and the day before and the week before that—slowly, and without consequence, and so I walked; this project is one long continuous walk I’ve been on for years.

Siyah Sophia Chung, Green is the New Black
Green Is the New Black captures sustainable choices through the lens of fashion photography, utilizing compositions akin to luxury brand advertisements. The series contrasts the growing need for sustainability against the persuasive power of the fashion industry that remains ambivalent to this need.

Sofia Castillo, immuno-disarmament
My multi-media art practice brings together digital imagery, photo-text collage, and sculptural installation to explore topics of agency, consumerism, and object relations. Throughout my practice, I highlight mysticism and awe using the visual language of logic games, technology, and the digital sphere.

Sophie Yewell, KIN
With these images, I hope to explore siblinghood beyond the guise of a mere childhood playmate.

Tatiana Maxwell, Portrait of Death
Portrait of Death highlights the unresolvable tension between life and death through careful compositions exuding simultaneous beauty and carnage, primitiveness and gracefulness, and morbidity and peace.

Ted Taekyun Kim, render_error
To forget, I have to remember and to remember, I must embrace its flawed nature. render_error aims to visualize this void between me and my memories — the error in my mourning — that only expands.

Yvette Fu, Free Fall
The project, using the new media for presentation, takes the covid-19 breakout as a fulcrum to invest in the pandemic experience and relating issues raised on the internet.

Zayira Ray, Brown Love
“Brown Love" is a celebration and embrace of brown companionship, belonging, and intimacy across a wide scope of romantic, platonic, and familial relationships from the South Asian diaspora.

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