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March 21, 2014
by Rachel Ellner
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Vanishing Ethiopian Tribes

In January 2014 Trupal Pandya and Alexander Papakonstadinou, 4th semester photography students, traveled to Ethiopia to document the vanishing tribes of the Omo Valley. The tribes’ way of life is already stressed by hunting restrictions (tourists can hunt game, tribal … Continue reading

March 11, 2014
by Rachel Ellner
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Albrink and Arnold’s art of matchmaking

No one knows what a couple might be thinking in a classical painting. But we sure know what their artful counterparts are thinking in Lynn Albrink and Laura Arnold’s modern replicas for their Match.com ad campaign. It’s something like “I … Continue reading

February 11, 2014
by Rachel Ellner
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To Russia with Love

Most preoccupations FIT students have with snow and ice have to do with deciding how many layers to wear or blankets to pile on at night. But three Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design students found a way to send their … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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In Jessica Wynne’s photography class, illustration students “step back, loosen up and drop the pencils”

Illustration major Enrique Page tells of a special experience studying photography this semester: “Photography is one of the most interesting classes an illustrator can take. We can relax and take a step back, loosen up, drop the pencils, and just … Continue reading

December 10, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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Holly Jo’s Staged Reality

On a day leading up to the BFA photography exhibit, Holly Jo Schnaudigel was looking over her “Staged Reality” photo printed on crêpe georgette and backed with chiffon. The cinematic portrait shows a rapt t.v. viewer wearing negligee and curlers. She’s a gal … Continue reading

November 25, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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Holiday Bizarre: VPED pop-up nets $15K for cancer funding

In cooperation with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, third-year Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students raised over $15,000 with their Holiday Bizarre pop-up shop that closed this weekend at FIT. “This project shows how unique FIT is in the way … Continue reading

November 9, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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Blue plate special

Did you want your Blue Plate Special with a line of hamsters? A hockey player skating with fishes or a baseball batter swinging at birds? Kitties are popular this year.  So are squirrels, bears, giraffes and chipmunks. There’s also a … Continue reading

November 7, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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Fine arts photographer crosses over, fashionably

Jordan Tiberio faces a type of conundrum not unfamiliar to students who fully explore their craft: “I won a fashion shooting contest, but I’m a fine arts photographer,” says the recent winner of the Western Digital (WD) Fashion Walk. “I’m used … Continue reading

October 28, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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The campus gets chalked

Illustration students went loud, bold and beautiful on the FIT campus today. Students from the senior illustration workshop recreated their classwork in chalk images on the concrete canvas of FIT itself. “The art is beautiful. I am so proud of this … Continue reading