Recent Highlights

December 2019

Grammy Statue

2020 Grammy Nominations

Congratulations to the following Tisch alumni and friends nominated for a Grammy Award!

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Hank Willis Thomas Statue

Hank Willis Thomas’ New 22-Foot Statue Welcomes Visitors to Brooklyn

The burnished bronze structure entitled “Unity” is among the most prodigious and permanent pieces in artist Hank Willis Thomas’ collection—one that has seen numerous expeditions into sculpture in recent years, including notable works “All Power to All People” and “Raise Up.”

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Full Disclosure cover and photo of Camryn Garrett

Camryn Garrett’s Debut is a Sex-Positive Novel About HIV for a New Generation

In her authorial debut, Garrett invigorates the often harrowing world of AIDS narratives with a heartfelt story told by a hopeful and trusting voice.

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From left to right, top to bottom, Anita Gou ‘13, Phillip Youmans ‘22, Nija Charles, Maggie Rogers ‘16, Mary Kenney, Adam Butterfield ‘12, Rylee Ebsen ‘13

2020 Forbes 30 Under 30

The 2020 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list highlights today's boldest young leaders across 20 industries. We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible Tisch Alumni who are making waves today. Bravo!

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Spike Lee

A Portrait of the Artist as a Teacher: Spike Lee

Consider the many Spike Lees the world has come to know: the distinguished filmmaker, the fervent activist, the basketball aficionado. Since the artist’s 1986 breakthrough film "She’s Gotta Have It," Lee’s prolific output has gone nearly unrivaled by any filmmaker working during his time.

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Ali Stroker '09 (Photo: Theo Wargo), Maggie Rogers '16 (Photo: Bobby Singh), Melina Matsoukas '03 (Photo:Samuel Trotter)

Tisch Alumni on 2019 Time 100 Next List

Congratulations to the Tisch Alumni listed on the 2019 TIME 100 Next List! A new exploration of individuals with influence, the TIME 100 Next list is the first of its kind for the magazine. This list features the rising stars who are shaping the face of business, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and so much more. Additionally, this list is unique in that each individual is accompanied by a short essay by established influencers.

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Terrie Boddie, "Prison Industrial," 2018

Unearthing the Past, Imagining a Different Future at Black Potraiture[s] V

A remarkable life, and yet an unremarkable preservation of it. These themes collided with regularity at last week’s Black Portraiture[s]: V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future, organized by NYU Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging Chair Deb Willis.

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Primetime Emmys

2019 Emmy Award Winners

The 71st Primetime Emmy® Awards were held on Sunday, September 22nd, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. These awards honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Anna Deavere Smith in "Notes from the Field"

From the Classroom to the Prison Cell, Anna Deavere Smith Gives Voice to the Forgotten

Notes from the Field is the culmination of more than 250 interviews Smith conducted with students, educators, and others grappling with issues at the intersection of race, class, and education.

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Nicholas Brennan's New Documentary Taps Into the Human Side of Heavy Metal in Cuba

Filmmaker Nicholas Brennan (’10, Kanbar Film and TV) was first introduced to the Cuban metal scene during a three-month Tisch study abroad program. Inside the walls of Maxim Rock, where the Agency of Rock is headquartered, Brennan was transported back to his teenage years as a metal aficionado in Maine.

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