Jessica Miller Wins 2011 AuthentiCity Photo Contest

July 8, 2011


After being chosen as one of three finalists out of 200 submissions, Jessica Miller (current student, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department) took the top spot in this year’s AuthentiCity photography contest and took home a cash prize of $10,000 from sponsor illy issimo. Selected by a jury that included representatives of ILKO Coffee International, illycaffe, SVA, and Elisabeth Biondi (former visuals editor of The New Yorker), Miller was honored for her series Facade, which blends flexible (and faceless) human bodies with rigid urban landscapes.

Along with Miller, finalists Phil Kline (MFA 2008 Photography, Video and Related Media) and David Rapoport (MFA 2009 Photography, Video and Related Media) had each received $3,000 to create work for AuthentiCity—following the theme “discovering new urban lifestyles”—and all three will have their photos exhibited from July 8 – 27 at the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23 Street.

To view the work of all three finalists, check out the project’s Flickr album.

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