Photographer’s Showcase artist Michelle Frankfurter has recently completed her multi-year project titled Destino documenting Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to cross into the United States.  Riding on top of freight trains through the southern Mexican states, the trip becomes even more perilous as the migrants approach the notoriously violent border. Frankfurter’s sensitive images are remarkable in their beauty and ability to capture both the danger of this journey and a sense of optimistic adventure. Frankfurter describes the project like this: “In Destino I seek to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when confronted by extreme circumstances. Destino is both a social commentary on one of the biggest global issues of our times and an epic adventure tale. It conveys the experience of a generation of exiles, driven by poverty and the dysfunction of failed states, traveling across a landscape that has become increasingly dangerous, heading towards a precarious future as a last resort.” - See more at: http://blog.photoeye.com/2014/06/interview-michelle-frankfurters-destino.html#sthash.npXQjgiD.X9JXMxjG.dpuf
Photographer’s Showcase artist Michelle Frankfurter has recently completed her multi-year project titled Destino documenting Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to cross into the United States.  Riding on top of freight trains through the southern Mexican states, the trip becomes even more perilous as the migrants approach the notoriously violent border. Frankfurter’s sensitive images are remarkable in their beauty and ability to capture both the danger of this journey and a sense of optimistic adventure. Frankfurter describes the project like this: “In Destino I seek to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when confronted by extreme circumstances. Destino is both a social commentary on one of the biggest global issues of our times and an epic adventure tale. It conveys the experience of a generation of exiles, driven by poverty and the dysfunction of failed states, traveling across a landscape that has become increasingly dangerous, heading towards a precarious future as a last resort.” - See more at: http://blog.photoeye.com/2014/06/interview-michelle-frankfurters-destino.html#sthash.npXQjgiD.X9JXMxjG.dpuf

Teen Academy Imagemakers Exhibition

On View: May 29–June 3, 2014
Opening Reception: May 28 | Wednesday | 6 pm

ICP invites you to celebrate our 2013–2014 Teen Academy Imagemakers.

Elena Acosta
Briana Alonso
Anisha Andrews
Jaida Coward
Lilly Donlon
Rebecca Fawcett
Olivia Fuller
Lucia Giron
Kamil James
Hannah Kates

Gabriela Lorenzotti
Meri Marabyan
A’nisa Megginson
Sofia Milonas
Lucie Murphy
Brittainy Newman
Nahshon Outten
JuliAnna Patino
Franklin Savulich
Manuel Smith

Robert Spring
Elina Stella
Noa Street-Sachs
Jean Taeza
Cordelia Trupin
Olivia Van Kuiken
David Walker
Daniel Wright
Chloe Yang

Image credits: on flyer, Rebecca Fawcett, two SOLD images by Elina Stella, one SOLD image by Daniel Wright. 1/2 profit to artist, 1/2 for ICP scholarship programs.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman’s collection, titled “Homebody”, is all self portraits shot in her newly bought house.  The photographs range from her feet hanging out of the fireplace to sitting on her bed surrounded by clutter.  The prints are very precise and have a sort of disconnected/nostalgic feel to them, which I really appreciate in photographs. 

-Olivia

As we kick off the Spring semester, we’ll be thinking about fine printing and how to create evocative B&W prints that communicate our ideas and resonate with our viewers.

Rolfe Horn is a photographer and master printer who shared some of his printing notes on his website, as well as the original and final versions of his print. It’s amazing to see how intentional, thoughtful printing techniques can transform the experience of an image. Check out this helpful exploration on his site - navigate to “Technique” and click on an image to see more.

Original:  Final: 

Hey guys check out this article/photo set of chernobyl’s ghost town residents by Gerd Ludwig. Ludwig originally started this project while shooting for National Geographic, and has gone back to Chernobyl three times since. Chernobyl is an area in Ukraine that was abandoned after the explosion of a nuclear plant; Ludwig’s photos document the people that chose to stay in the area after the explosion, opting to die from radiation poisoning rather than of leaving their hometown.

Make sure to check out the article underneath its really interesting.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/19393/1/chernobyl-ghost-town-residents-return-home-gerd-ludwig-photography

-livvi

Maybe this is just the nerd in me…but seeing the developer trays used by some of my favorite photographers is really amazing. It’s like getting to look at their contact sheets or stand with in the darkroom, watching as their prints reveal themselves in the chemistry. Pretty ingenious and illustrative series by John Cyr.

_tamara

whatwearelookingat:

Check out the Whitney Biennial here.  The show is up until May 25th with works from artists of all disciplines.  

(top image) Dawoud Bey in the Biennial

Katy Grannan’s Mystic Lake series

(middle b&w images) Rafael Soldi

(bottom images) Laura Letinsky’s Venus Inferred

- Lesly

Just some cool/interesting link I’ve run into in the last few weeks

Two crazy alternative processes

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/who-needs-a-camera-when-you’ve-got-a-digestive-tract 

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/4-great-ways-to-create-stunning-art-by-destroying-film-negatives

And here’s a photographer i might do a two week internship with in late march

http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/14689/1/i-dont-warna-grow-up

-Manuel (Monday class)

My studio mate, Emily, introduced me to this project. A photographer is seeking to document every artist in NYC (or as close to it as possible!). The tumblr is a really interesting visual directory of artists in NYC, many of whom I’ve never heard about! Great potential for finding new work by local artists who work across many disciplines. If you click on the photo, you should be directed to the artist’s website.

_tamara

I have a blog of my own work if you’d like to see more! It’s sparse right now but posts are queued so more are on the way.
Cordelia
Photo: Portrait of Robert from the Imagemakers lighting workshop, 2014.

I have a blog of my own work if you’d like to see more! It’s sparse right now but posts are queued so more are on the way.

Cordelia

Photo: Portrait of Robert from the Imagemakers lighting workshop, 2014.