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01/06/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/06/2020 10:24

Works From 21 Graduating Seniors To Go On View at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging

Ari Adams: Ari Adams' thesis Kalean! - Basque Youth in the Late 2010's documents the ways in which modern leftist and independentist Basque youth display their cultural identities by participation in local politics through a multi-faceted and politically oriented financial system supported by bar-hopping and protest attendance. Ari's photographs do not show a new form of civic unrest in the Basque Country but rather intend to highlight how public displays of politics are a part of how young leftist Basques engage with both their culture and their history through acts of mixing politics and pleasure.

Jay Arora: Jay Arora's thesis Hearing with my eyes, is a sound project that focuses on Auditory Discrimination hearing which amplifies certain sounds more than others in everyday environments.

Raafae Ghory:Hajji is an intimate visual examination of the Islamic pilgrimage, the Umrah, through a diasporic lens.

Junyan Hu: You are a sour leaking body, wrapped in towels and dropped shivering to centrestage. I am not here to help you.

Ember Hua: Finding the balance of concealed Individuality and candid connection with others is the essential topic of Ember's thesis.

Grace Lee: Grace Lee's Look at Me / Look at You explores her identity through a series of self-portraits, blurring the lines between digital perception and reality.

Daniela Loya: Daniela Loya's thesis Left Unsaid serves as an apology for past mistakes to those she holds closest and captures the moments when what has been left unsaid for so long is finally expressed.

Katie McGowan: Katie McGowan's thesis No Vacancy seeks to challenge the arbitrary borders of each state in America, asserting similarity despite political and social polarization through rote landscape.

Phoebe Nakry Lincoln: Through the amalgamation of past and present photographs, Phoebe Lincoln's thesis, Nakry Nakry, explores her identity as an adoptee from Cambodia, reconciling with the unknowns of her adoption.

Angelica Negron: Inspired by her own life, Angelica's thesis Dear Autism Siblings focuses on people who have a sibling with Autism, giving the world an insight into the challenges and triumphs of being an autism sibling, as well as showing fellow autism siblings that they are not alone.

Erica Palmieri: Chrysalis is a personal reflection of Erica's adolescent years.

Luke Parker:adderall admiral is a reflexive document into my experience with prescription uppers.

Sammy Ray: Sammy's project, Untitled Impressions, strips down the digital image through an LED installation that randomly cycles through abstracted video clips and music pieces, asserting the ever-shifting nature of meaning through imagery.

Matthew Reiser: In Matthew's Garage, Matt Reiser reviews vehicles from previous decades and explains what makes them more intriguing than vehicles produced today.

Victoria Schaeffer: Schaeffer's thesis project seeks to challenge the widely adopted image associated with cancer patients & their treatment through the documentation of her mother's Stage 3B cancer treatment.

Robin Takami: Robin Takami's Whitebox is a portrait series which invokes conventions of studio photography to re-approach environmental portraiture and make visible the role of the individual in systems of labor.

Denise Tien: Denise Tien's project, Emptiness, exhibits scenes of subjects who appear to be feeling empty, allowing viewers who have felt this way to find comfort in the shared experience.

Mark Wei: Mark Wei's thesis Déjà Rêvé examines the intersection between already dreamed and reality. Nick Whiteford: Nothing At All Happened Today Yet it is Sickening is a paraficitional exploration of a New England Town through American facades and landscape.

Wenjie Yi: Wenjie Yi's project, Pfützen, explores the passing of time, memory, and space. 66: This is a multimedia project that explores the concept of time; the project is constructed to explore what it means and what it does to humanity to be living in a time-based reality.

About the Department of Photography and ImagingThe Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photobased imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.

About the NYU Tisch School of the Arts
For over 50 years, the NYU Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast artistic and cultural resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Today, students learn their craft in a spirited, risk-taking environment that combines the professional training of a conservatory with the liberal arts education of a premier global university with campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and 11 academic centers around the world. Learn more at