Category Archives: photography

Three from FIT at this year’s Eddie Adams Workshop

The Eddie Adams Workshop, now in its 34th year, is considered “one of the most important stops for up-and-coming photojournalists,” according to New York Times photographer and writer James Estrin. This year two FIT Photography students, and one Photography Certificate program … Continue reading

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Victor Pickens captures lightning and pride

It was an evening of performances in praise of the artistry of drag, at Projekt 105 art gallery in Manhattan. It was also the opening of a portraiture series “Drag Queens” by famed photographer Martin Schoeller. With the gallery’s permission, … Continue reading

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Corky Lee the Unofficial Historian of NYC’s Chinatown and beyond

Corky Lee, a chronicler of Asian culture in Chinatown and nationwide, has succumbed to COVID-19.  Lee put Asians back in the historical picture of American life. He was a great friend to FIT faculty and students, introducing them to chronicling … Continue reading

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The semester’s first assignments

How do you teach remotely a curriculum grounded in creativity? Creatively. The high level of teaching and student engagement within the School of Art and Design shows how quality instruction can take place under unusual circumstances. First assignments are often … Continue reading

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Art for a Sheltered-in-Place World

At a time when at best it is just getting safe for most museums to admit live visitors, consider “The Gates,” the massive Christo-Jeanne-Claude installation in Central Park, in February 2005. There were 7,500 orange saffron arches along 27 miles … Continue reading

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The Image-Makers: Documenting Protests

By now, we’re no strangers to photos and videos of police escalating confrontations with demonstrators and the killing of individuals in custody. Such visceral imagery has been captured for decades: “What the camera had to do was expose the evils … Continue reading

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Jasmine Garoosi: compassion, art and social distancing

Since her college experience was dramatically altered by COVID-19, two things have been brought into greater focus for Photography major Jasmine Garoosi: her mother and her photography. To help her mother by day, means having to hone her craft by … Continue reading

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Cornelia Hediger’s LA billboard work dominates the landscape

Photography Professor Conelia Hediger’s current work on view is not a blink-and-you-miss-it experience.  Her large-format images are mounted on one of 34 Los Angeles’ billboards that are part of the Billboard Creative 2020 exhibition. Hediger’s duel photo montage, from her … Continue reading

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How characters emerge for Prof. Allen Hochman’s photography students

One of the things that intrigues Photography Professor Allen Hochman is the degree of “problem-solving” required to produce a stellar image. For their Introduction to Light final projects, students had to photograph a fictional or historical character. Several here discuss … Continue reading

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Photography seniors advance their work with cinematic lighting

Cinematic lighting goes beyond creating sets with dramatic lighting and yelling “action.” The techniques require more precision than still photography; the lighting and exposures need to be exacting and consistent. There’s more use of light meters, half stops and third … Continue reading

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