Allen Frame, an instructor in the BFA Photography Department, was invited by chair Stephen Frailey, to host SVA’s first photography Slide Slam, taking place on Tuesday, February 3, at 7:30pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. During the slam, six photographers will show 20 slides in seven minutes, making comments in between. The photographers will also respond to feedback and questions from the audience in a fast-paced format.
Frame, who is also an instructor at Pratt, International Center of Photography (ICP) and Cooper Union, has conducted several Slide Slams, including many held at ICP and Art in General, which started this format with mixed media. In 2002, Frame offered to host one specifically for photographers and it was a notable success. Photographers in the SVA Slide Slam will include both established and emerging New York photographers: Amanda Lang Maher (BFA 2001 Photography), Rachelle Mozman, Irvin Morazan (BFA 2003 Photography) and Sally Tosti. Photographers Mariette Pathy Allen (The Gender Frontier) and Henry Horenstein (Honky Tonk) will also participate in the slam as well as sign copies of their new books.