SVA’s BFA Photography Department recently launched a collaboration with the city of Parma, Italy, and the fruits of that partnership will be on display in a new exhibition. “Parma, Young Photographers: Identity/Identities,” a selection of work by nine emerging photographers from Parma, explores the intersections between individual and collective identity as experienced through place and culture. The show is curated by Dr. Paolo Barbaro of the University of Parma and will be on view October 24 – November 15 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor; on Saturday, October 25, 5 – 6pm, there will be an opportunity to meet with five of the participating artists at the gallery.
“Identity/Identities” is the first of a two-part, cross-cultural photographic exchange: the second part of the exhibition, on the same theme, will take place in March 2009 at the San Ludovico Palace in Parma, and will feature work by students and recent alumni from the BFA Photography Department.
Image: Gianguido Zurli, Danza Macabra / Dance Macabre, 2008.