The BFA Photography Department is presenting the 2011 edition of its annual “Mentors” exhibition, bringing together works by over 65 students inspired by their mentorships with key figures in the arts community. The exhibition is on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, March 18 – April 2; there is a reception for the artists on Thursday, March 24, 6 – 8pm.
Drawn from the ranks of New York City’s best-known photographers, curators, art directors, publishers, art dealers, critics and writers, each mentor is paired with a student based upon their field of expertise and the student’s area of concentration. The 2010 – 2011 program mentors include artists Tim Hetherington, Laurel Nakadate, Alec Soth and Phillip Toledano, among others. The program was established in 1992 to introduce new talent to the New York City arts community and to cultivate relationships between established and emerging artists. BFA Photography Department Chair Stephen Frailey, who curated the exhibition, says, “In working with our mentors, our students have the chance to move beyond the classroom and into the New York photography community, and to be further energized and grow as professional photographers.”
Image: Skye Greenfield, Superman II, 2011.