photograph by William Martin '16
Photography & Imaging alumni are exhibiting artists, documentarians and photojournalists, commercial photographers, photo editors, designers, new media developers, computer programmers, cinematographers, teachers, arts administrators, writers, and curators. We also have many alumni who have become publishers, doctors, social workers, fundraisers, and community organizers as well as entrepreneurs.
Alice Proujansky (2002) is a documentary photographer who covers birth, education and working motherhood. Her photographs have been published widely in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the New Republic, The Nation, The Guardian, Slate.com and others. Since graduation, she has been a teaching artist, working at Urban Arts Partnership, The Red Hook Community Justice Program, and now coordinates In Sight, Aperture Foundation’s community education program.Read More.
Zalika Azim’s (2014) senior project, “Memories Unspoken” was featured in TIME’s Light Box. She was the Friends of Education 12-Month Intern in the Department of Photography at Museum of Modern Art in 2014-15. She recently wrote an essay for MoMA’s Inside Out Blog on The Black Portraiture Conference at NYU Florence.Read More.
Rian Dundon book FAN (2015,) about the Chinese actress and pop star Fan Bing Bing has received a great of attention and was recently profiled in TIME’s lightbox: http://time.com/3972014/fan-bingbing/. A recent project visualizing the common core has been published on the New York Times Lens Blog: http://nyti.ms/1K0N8xl Rian went on to receive a M.A. in Social Documentation from University of California, Santa Cruz and lives in Oakland, CA.Read More.
Bryan Denton (2005) is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. He began his career covering cultural issues and conflicts in the Arab World after graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, focusing on Photography and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times covering the conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, and more. He was the first photographer to contribute to the New York Times Instagram @nytimes. In 2013, the New York Times published a Photographer’s Journal video where Bryan discusses his experience covering the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, Philippines. Look out for his by-line which appears regularly on the front page of the Times.Read More.
Monique Jaques (2008) is a photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has spent the past four years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India. Her project ‘Growing Up on The Gaza Strip’ was published in the New York Times. It was also featured in Esquire Magazine. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, GEO, The Guardian, and CNN, among others. She received a Eastern DR Congo Fellowship from The International Women’s Media Foundation.Read More.
Kieran Kesner (2014) has been busy since graduation. He won a Webby award for Best Use of Photography, for his project ‘Eyewitness to Hell,’ photographs of the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Kieran also has “Steps of Glory: The 12-hour endurance test to honor U.S. soldiers” on Mashable. Passion Passport interviewed him about his trip to Ukraine in Fall 2014.Read More.
Diane Meyer (1999) is Associate Professor of Photography at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from UC San Diego. Her Berlin project, begun during a Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency, in Berlin in 2012, has received a great deal of attention. The work has been exhibited at The Griffin Museum of Photography; The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA; The Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, and the SPARC Gallery in South Pasadena, PA.Read More.
Jonno Rattman (2014) had a large gallery of images accompanying an article on MSNBC.com about this year’s Preakness. His photographs of the Youth Bull Riders World Finals in Texas were featured in the New Yorker. The New York Times Magazine featured his work in a cover story on debt collection. Vogue published a series of his photographs covering the New York rally to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.Read More.
Richard Renaldi (1990) received a 2015 Guggenheim Grant in Photography His recent monograph Touching Strangers received an enormous amount of press. You can submit your contribute to the project via Instagram and Twitter - see touchingstrangers.org. He has a wonderful travelogue from Burma in Condé Nast Traveler featuring stunning portraits in his classic style, with motifs of his Touching StrangersRead More.
Hank WIllis Thomas (1998) works primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. After receiving his BFA in Photography and Africana studies at NYU, he went on to get his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. He was recently appointed to the Public Design Commission for the city of New York.Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture. The Public Art Fund is presenting The Truth Is I See You in Brooklyn’s Metro Tech Promenade until June 2016. His recent exhibition Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015 at Jack Shainman Gallery received a great deal of press which we compiled on our blog. He is also a recipient of the New Media grant from Tribeca Film Institute and New Media Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for his transmedia project, Question Bridge: Black Males. Hank is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.Read More.