Alumni Sam Contis and Paul Sepuya to be included in MoMA's New Photography 18

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

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Yazan Khalili. Still from Hiding our faces like a dancing wind. 2016. Video (color, silent, 7:30 min.). Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai. © 2017 Yazan Khalili

The Museum of Modern Art has announced that Being: New Photography 2018, the latest edition of MoMA’s longstanding and celebrated New Photography series, will include works by two DPI alumni: Sam Contis (BFA '04) and Paul Mpagi Sepuya (BFA '03). 

Additionally, Sam Contis' new book, Deep Springs, was shortlisted for the Paris-Photo/Aperture PhotoBook Award

Paul Mpagi Sepuya will also be included in the upcoming exhibition at the New Museum, Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (on view through January 21, 2018).


Being: New Photography 2018
will be on view March 18–August 19, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art.

Sam Contis. Denim Dress. 2014. Pigmented inkjet print, 34 × 44 1/2″ (86.4 × 113 cm). Courtesy the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York. © 2017 Sam Contis

Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Mirror Study (4R2A0857). 2016. Pigmented inkjet print, 51 × 34″ (129.5 × 86.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2017 Paul Mpagi Sepuya