Collective Works: Selections from the Master's Seminar 2014-2015 ICP

Image above: © Olga Mironova, courtesy of ICP 

IMG_1646-EditAshley ComerImages above: © Ashley Comer, from the opening

The Master's Seminar is a unique class, offering its students a yearlong time frame to create artworks alongside a guided curriculum of critique, photo history, exhibition visits led by gallery directors and museum curators, site visits with photo-related professionals, and meetings with artists and scholars. The teachers strive to create a special community for their students, to engage and inspire them, and to assist them in arriving at the photographic execution of their visions. The class is taught so that students can attend for one year or many, with each year building upon prior years—deepening and widening a knowledge of the medium, its history, its practical components, as well as the artists and professionals that help shape and make up its society.

Sabrina A. Hamady ICPImage above: © Sabrina A. Hamady, courtesy of ICP 

ICP applauds students whose work is in this exhibition. Some they have had the privilege to teach for several years; others only this year. ICP has witnessed their progress and path as they have pushed themselves from within, experimented, collaborated, and gone forward with both ongoing and new projects. It has been heartening to see their work evolve and to see the dedication of each and every one of them.

Sharmila SenImage above: © Sharmila Sen, courtesy of ICP 

It is felt the works on the walls of the year-end exhibition are all unique and characteristic of the artists who made them. From their beginning as concepts and explorations to their manifestation as printed images, carefully executed and thoughtfully produced in all aspects, these photographs attest as much to the magic of photography as to the strength of vision of each artist.

Mio AkashiImage above: © Mio Akashi, courtesy of ICP 

It has been the utmost pleasure to work with Pauline Vermare, ICP Associate Curator, to curate this exhibition.

And to students—a big Bravo to all for making this show.

Text by Alison Bradley and Chuck Kelton

Thomas Allen at Foley Gallery

KARINE LAVAL the water bearer