Past Events

  • BEING IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE: ART AND THE GEOPOLITICS OF REMOTE SENSING

    Colloquium

    Scales and subjectivities of vision and photography are transforming under the influence of remote-sensing arrays, machine visions, and global observation systems. Computational and composite photography capture not just an image in time, but also in space, permitting 1:1 digitization and replication of spatial objects, bodies, and landscapes. Remote sensing offers at once extended apparatuses of viewing, feeling, and operating in the world, as well as expanded dynamics of population control. These large-scale spatial mapping technologies are primarily deployed, administered, and understood by economically dominant world powers and multinational scientific consortia. Asymmetrical power relations are thus reproduced and amplified at the planetary scale. There is an urgency for these images and models to be legible to wider publics and constituencies than solely at the levels of industry, military, and governance.

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  • THE FAMILY OF MAN REVISITED: PHOTOGRAPHY IN A GLOBAL AGE

    Special Event

    The Family of Man, a pioneering exhibition of photography designed by Edward Steichen that began life at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955, and that was then seen by millions of people in dozens of countries all over the world, was the most successful photographic exhibition of all time; it has also remained a source of contentious debate and controversy among critics and academics down to the present day.

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  • BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY: PRACTICAL AESTHETICS IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

    Panel Discussion

    Speakers will focus on the cross-fertilization of science and art in the form of CAT scans, MRIs, and 3-D imaging, and in their re-purposing by artists. Moderated by Tom Drysdale, Associate Professor, with speakers Caitlin Berrigan, Associate Arts Professor, both of Photography & Imaging (TSOA); John G. Golfinos, Chair of Neurosurgery, and Timothy Shepherd, Diagnostic Radiologist, both of NYU Langone Medical Center.

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  • SENIOR SHOW ONE 2018

    Exhibition

    An exhibition featuring works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 20 graduating seniors from the Department of Photography & Imaging, Class of 2018.

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  • RE-IMAGINING A SAFE SPACE

    Exhibition

    Exhibition runs through January 13, 2018 at the Gulf + Western Gallery, 721 Broadway, Lobby and 8th Floor. Re-imagining A Safe Space, co-curated by Deborah Willis and Melissa Harris, is the second in a series of two exhibitions in partnership with The Nathan Cummings Foundation. It will be installed in the Gulf + Western Safe space––as a concept, phrase and reality (or not)—currently dominates so many of our conversations. Events over the past year have forced college campuses to wrestle, both in and outside of the classroom, with some of the most difficult issues of our generation––with varying degrees of success. We’ve asked: how can today's college campuses––long considered and celebrated as protected spaces for self-expression, for activism, for questioning––continue to foster an environment of critical, intellectual, and creative dialogue in such a polarized moment in our nation’s history. We know that the topics being discussed, or the discussions themselves, may at times be painful, and may even intensify feelings of alienation, of otherness, so how do we create a space where this, too, may be addressed? How do we encourage engagement—given the intrinsic “risks” of laying oneself, one’s beliefs on the line? How do we discourage institutional or self-censorship, even when we know that in an intellectually open environment, ideas may be expressed that could offend someone, albeit unintentionally?

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  • BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] IV: THE COLOR OF SILENCE

    Conference

    BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] IV: The Color of Silence is the eighth conference in a series of conversations about imaging the black body. We invite artists, activists, and scholars to reflect on the visual expressions of national imaginaries and political ideologies that negate racial differences and render black subjects invisible. Such ideologies are prevalent in Latin America and the Caribbean, where metaphors of mixture (mestizaje or mestiçagem) and racial harmony ignore inequality and discrimination. Similar formulations are to be found elsewhere, however, as in republican France, or among proponents of a post-racial United States, or in references to a South African “rainbow nation”, or in Jamaica’s well-known “out of many, one people” motto. Presenters will engage a range of historical and contemporary topics such as biennales, exhibitions, movements, individual artists and collectives, art markets, politics, tourism, sites of memory, Afrofuturism, fashion, dance, music, film, art, and photography.

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  • Day of Community: Newest Americans

    Panel Discussion

    A panel discussion presented by the Department of Photography and Imaging as part of Tisch Day of Community

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  • Bending the Frame

    Exhibition

    In an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” Bending The Frame, based upon a book of the same name by Fred Ritchin, presents a variety of image-based strategies from documentary photography and visual journalism that, when combined with contemporary art practices, “bend the frame” with the intention of creating greater social impact and a wider discussion that may then lead to social change.

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  • Photography & Imaging Faculty Exhibition

    Exhibition

    The 2017 Photography & Imaging Faculty Exhibition is on view in the Gulf + Western Gallery (721 Broadway Lobby) from June 30 - August 12, 2017.

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  • Senior Show Three 2017

    BFA Exhibition

    An exhibition featuring selected works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by graduating seniors from the Department of Photography & Imaging, Class of 2017.

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  • South of PICO, Dr. Kellie Jones

    Book Launch

    DPI is excited to host a celebration of the newly published SOUTH OF PICO: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, by Dr. Kellie Jones.

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  • Future Imagemakers Exhibition

    Exhibition

    Future Imagemakers is a participatory photography project in the Department of Photography & Imaging offering free digital photography classes taught by NYU faculty, alumni, and students to New York City area high school students. We are part of the Tisch Future Artist Program. For more information, contact future.imagemakers@nyu.edu or call 212-998-1930

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  • Show Two 2017

    BFA Exhibition

    Show Two is the second in a series of three BFA exhibitions of the work of the graduating Photography & Imaging class, featuring works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia.

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  • Show One 2017

    BFA Exhibition

    Show One is the first in a series of two BFA exhibitions of the work of 19 graduating seniors from the Class of 2017, featuring photography, digital imaging, and multimedia.

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  • En Foco Presents "Nueva Luz" Foto Legacies Fellowships I

    Exhibition

    The current issue of Nueva Luz, highlighting the five awardees of En Foco’s 2016 Photography Fellowship, was the inspiration for this two-month exhibition, created especially for them, at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ Gulf and Western Gallery, beginning November 17, 2016.

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  • Black Portraiture[s] III

    Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures

    the seventh conference in a series of conversations about imaging the black body. It offers a forum that gives artists, activists, and scholars from around the world an opportunity to share ideas from historical topics to current research on the 40th anniversary of Soweto.

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  • For Freedoms

    Interactive Installation

    Co-created by Alum Hank Willis Thomas (BFA, Photography '98) and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a newly formed, artist-run Super PAC that empowers artists to create politically-engaged artwork that improves the way candidates and citizens participate in conversations about politics in the United States.

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  • Encounters: Picturing the Campaign for POTUS

    Exhibition

    Encounters: Picturing the Campaign for POTUS includes photographs and video by 14 photographers and photojournalists, all focused on the theme of the 2016 campaign for President of the United States. Set against the backdrop of arguably the most divisive US presidential campaign in recent times, images in the exhibition document the campaign in urban and rural settings and depict the varied desires and hopes for this country.

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  • Hank Willis Thomas & Deborah Willis: LOVE OVERRULES

    “Love Overrules” was a conversation between Hank Willis Thomas ‘98 (BFA, Photography & Africana Studies) and Deborah Willis Ph.D., University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging, about a community trying more for an intersection than a division.

  • Race, Racism and Xenophobia in a Global Context II

    How does racism and discrimination operate in different geographical contexts, reflecting local tensions and prejudices and intersecting with issues of nationality, class, gender, religion, marginality, citizenship, and globalization?

  • Respekt

    Exhibition

    Photographer Joseph Rodriguez's book project with writer Carmilla Floyd, RESPEKT follows girls trying to break the cycle of gang violence in their families.

  • Where Is Life?

    Collaborative Exhibition Exchange - NYU + FAMU

    An exhibition featuring works by the students of the Department of Photography, FAMU Film Academy exhibited at the Gulf and Western Gallery, Tisch, New York University, New York City.

  • Show Two 2016

    BFA Exhibition

    The exhibition was the second show in a series of two shows that presented the work of half of the graduating class in a BFA exhibition.

  • Show One 2016

    BFA Exhibition

    The exhibition was the first show in a series of two shows that presented the work of half of the graduating class in a BFA exhibition.

  • Black Portraiture[s] II Conference

    Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories

    This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy here at New York University's Washington Square campus.

  • Robert Frank, Books and Films, 1947-2016

    Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016 presents Frank’s iconic images within the wider context of his work – all printed on newspaper. Frank’s films and photobooks are placed in the overarching context of his photographs, which are presented in an immediate and straightforward way: printed in sequences of four to five on up to three-meter-long paper banners that are installed directly onto the wall without frames. The exhibition spans Frank’s entire artistic career, from 1947 until now.

  • (Just) #SayHerName

    Race and Gender in Social Practice

    This roundtable focusing on art, writing, and social engagement highlighting the voices of women and girls, is foregrounded in public memory and the work of women and girls. The panelists include artists-activists-scholars such as Aimee Meredith Cox, Sheila Pree Bright, Aurielle Marie, Michaela angela Davis, Bree Newsome, and Salamishah Tillet. Moderated by Cheryl Finley.

  • On Restaging... Photoville 2015

    An exhibition of 14 photo-based projects by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography & Imaging faculty, alumni and students.

  • TIERNEY FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION: TWILIGHT CHILDREN BY CHRIS BERNTSEN

    Exhibition

    An exhibition of photographs by alum Chris Berntsen, recipient of the Department's 2014 Tierney Fellowship.

  • IN THE COLLECTION: TREASURES FROM PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING

    Exhibition

    This exhibition is organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the School of the Arts at NYU. The exhibition also explores how the collecting of photography has transformed our teaching methods over the last thirty-three years

  • ROBERT SEIDMAN "MOMENTS CAPTURED" BOOK TALK

    MOMENTS CAPTURED is a mesmerizing story roughly based on the life and career of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge during the late nineteenth-century San Francisco. Throughout the novel, Seidman takes liberties with the chronology of the famed photographer’s career, omitting or inventing characters in his circle in order to explore certain truths about human nature that the facts, alone, may not have revealed.