Masood Kamandy, who this week graduated from SVA with a BFA degree in photography, received a major pre-Commencement feather in his cap when one of his photographs appeared in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, May 16. Kamandy’s senior-year mentor Kathy Ryan, the magazine’s photography editor, tapped one of the photographs Kamandy presented at the 2004 “Mentors” exhibition to accompany “Without Walls,” an article on landscape architecture by Verlyn Klinkenborg.
In other photography news, several BFA Photography alumni and instructors appeared in PDN magazine’s “Photo Annual 2004,” which highlighted the magazine’s picks for the best photos and photographers of the year. Yang Tan (2003), Marc Joseph (faculty), Brian Finke (1998), Elinor Carucci (faculty) and Sarah A. Friedman (1993) are all featured in PDN’s May 2004 issue.
The work of Jennifer Panepinto (MFA 2003 Design) is also gracing the pages of a national publication. The June 2004 How magazine is a special issue: “The Designer’s Guide to Creativity.” In the “Stuff to Buy” section, Panepinto’s SVA master’s thesis project is featured, a set of six stacking Mesü bowls specially designed for portion control. Each porcelain bowl is decorated with symbols that indicate how many cups of food or liquid the bowl holds. The Mesü bowls were also featured on NBC’s Today show in April, and were part of the celebrity gift bags that guests received at the “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards” the same month. Panepinto sells the bowls through her Studio Panepinto at www.mesu.us.
Image: Masood Kamandy, from the Ordinary Outstanding series, © 2004.