AuthentiCity Finalists and Exhibition

October 1, 2010

AuthentiCity, the photography competition co-sponsored by SVA and Illy Issimo, is moving into its final stage with a new exhibition. The work of the five AuthentiCity finalists—Carlos Alvarez Montero (MFA 2010 Photography, Video and Related Media), Igor Aronov (BFA 1997 Photography), Matthew Baum (MFA 2007 Photography, Video and Related Media), Giselle Behrens (MPS 2010 Digital Photography) and Caroline Shepard (MFA 2002 Photography and Related Media)—will be on view at the AuthentiCity Lounge, a specially commissioned space at 632 Hudson Street, October 4 – 10.

On the exhibition’s final day, Sunday, October 10, Illy will announce the winner of the competition, who will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and an assignment to execute an original photograph for Illy Issimo. To learn more about the five finalists, visit, and browse a Flicker gallery of images from the AuthentiCity competition.

Image: Igor Aronov, Reflection #5, 2010.

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Honor Roll: Kathryn Davenel