Be a Dear

June 15, 2007

On Tuesday, June 5, the BFA Photography Department hosted a launch party for the new magazine Dear Dave. The magazine, a bi-annual publication of photography and writing, is a project put together by Department Chair Stephen Frailey, who serves as the publication’s editor-in-chief.

A crowd of more than 100 gathered at The London Hotel in Manhattan for an event that featured SVA students, faculty and alumni mingling with such art-world luminaries as Vince Aletti, Cathy Horyn and Isaac Mizrahi. The guests all received a copy of Dear Dave’s inaugural issue, which features 80 pages of photography and essays by alumni Amy Elkins (BFA 2007 Photography) and Eric Weeks (BFA 1987 Photography), faculty members Marco Breuer and Sid Kaplan, department mentors Philip Gefter and Lynne Tillman, and nearly a dozen other contributors. The magazine is currently available at select outlets and will soon be offering subscriptions; for more information, visit

Image: The Dear Dave launch party; photo by Kelly Neal.

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