Week 29 was the quietest week in my first year in the MFA program.
In Digital Imaging, we talked about HDR Images…you know, those weird, gimmicky, plastic looking photos that lots of people post on flickr. I’m not saying I would never use HDR, I’m just not working on anything where the technique would be in service to the project and not just tarting up a mediocre photo.
I’m open-minded, so if anyone has any examples of great, successful HDR images that show the careful, considered use of the process, shoot me an email.
In History of the Book, we had to present a rough idea of our final projects. My project is comprised of four books containing photos I made in Azerbaijan. All four books have the same photos in the same layout, but each book contains appropriated texts from different sources: Government speeches and propaganda, human rights organizations, travel guides and finally, Azerbaijani poetry.
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In Visible, Invisible we had our final class and students who hadn’t shared all of their projects yet had an opportunity to do so.
In Right Here, Right Now the topic was death in images. Sadly, I was unable to be in class but I’m sure it was an upbeat, feel good subject.
Like I said, a quiet week. So, news and reminders:
The New York Times Online Global Photo Project takes place on May 2nd. learn more about it HERE. It looks like a cool idea and I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
I’m excited to be included in Fred Ritchin’s exhibition “Bodies in Question” at the New York Photo Festival taking place from May 12 – May 16.
Artists in the show:
Lim Young Kyun
Additionally, there are three other main exhibitions curated by Vince Aletti, Erik Kessels and Lou Reed. Learn more about the curators and artists HERE.
This week, it’s more final projects and then next week I have my year-end review: I have to present my work from this past year along with a few paragraph statement about it to my crit instructor for next year and a few members of the faculty.
But, for all intents and purposes, for year one, we’ve just about come to the end of the road.