On Tuesday, March 23, the BFA Photography Department and the Visual Arts Gallery welcomed a capacity crowd of over 1,000 department supporters, industry insiders, family and friends to the opening reception for “Mentors,” an exhibition of work by graduating students in the undergraduate photography program.
The images on display were inspired by the students’ mentorships with leading figures in the New York City arts community. Drawn from the ranks of the city’s best-known photographers, curators, art directors, publishers, art dealers, critics and writers, this year’s mentors include picture editor and The New York Times writer Philip Gefter; critic and New Yorker contributor Vince Aletti; and photographers Tina Barney, Ryan McGinley and Platon. Curated by Department Chair Stephen Frailey, “Mentors” will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery through Saturday, April 3.
Images: (top) Pedro Arieta, Stephen Frailey and Todd Matarazzo at the “Mentors” opening, photo by Colleen O’Connor; (bottom) Todd Matarazzo, Prospect Park Snow 1, 2010.