ICP Alumni—Highlights

Over 1,800 alumni from the ICP-Bard MFA program and our One-Year Certificate programs in Creative Practices, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, and New Media Narratives are shaping our visual culture through their work in all parts of the world.

Learn about some of their accomplishments below.
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Over 1,800 alumni from the ICP-Bard MFA program and our One-Year Certificate programs in Creative Practices, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, and New Media Narratives are shaping our visual culture through their work in all parts of the world.

Learn about some of their accomplishments below.

2018

Luis Antonio Rojas (DOC 2018), Andrea Hernandez Briceño (DOC 2018), and Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016 and DOC 2017) were named in the 2019 edition of PDN’s 30 New & Emerging Photographers to Watch.

Rico Cruz’s (DOC 2018) final project for the One-Year Certificate program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism was published as “Finding an Asylum from Duterte’s Drug War” on CNN.

Alexey Yurenev (DOC 2018) developed his thesis project about a post-Soviet enclave in Brighton Beach into a long-form photo essay for the New York Times.

Eva Deitch’s (DOC 2018) photo essay “Grounded” is published in the Washington Post.

Photographs by Amit Elkayam (DOC 2018) were published in the New Yorker, in “What Life in New York City Looks Like with a Great Dane,” and on Vice, in “A Conflict Photographer Captures Boys on the Precipice of Manhood.”

2017

Luis Antonio Rojas (DOC 2018), Andrea Hernandez Briceño (DOC 2018), and Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016 and DOC 2017) were named in the 2019 edition of PDN’s 30 New & Emerging Photographers to Watch.

Wentao Wei’s (CP 2016 & NMN 2017) series Form and Emptiness received a Curator award from the Photo District News (PDN) and is featured in PDN magazine’s August 2018 Fine Art Photography issue.

Nastassia Kantorowicz Torres (DOC 2017) was named the 2018 Documentary Essay Prizewinner for Photography from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for her project Point d’eau.

Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016/DOC 2017)’s piece, Here I Am, created while she was a New Media Narratives student, is featured in the New York Times.

Dani Lessnau’s (CP 2017) project Extimité, and her use of her own body as a camera, was recently featured in BustPlayboyDazedW magazineRefinery 29 UKCultura Colectiva, and Concrete.

2016

Caitlin Healy (NMN 2016) won a White House News Photographers association award in the 2019 Eyes of History Multimedia Contest for her piece “Ground Game: Texas,” a real-time documentary video series inside the Texas Senate race as Beto O’Rourke challenges incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.

Three ICP alumni were named 2019 World Press Photo winnersSarah Blesener (DOC 2016), first prize in the Long-Term Projects category; Jessica Gimmick (DOC 2005), second prize in the Portraits category; and Philip Montgomery (DOC 2010), third prize in the Contemporary Issues category.

Luis Antonio Rojas (DOC 2018), Andrea Hernandez Briceño (DOC 2018), and Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016 and DOC 2017) were named in the 2019 edition of PDN’s 30 New & Emerging Photographers to Watch.

Wentao Wei’s (CP 2016 & NMN 2017) series Form and Emptiness received a Curator award from the Photo District News (PDN) and is featured in PDN magazine’s August 2018 Fine Art Photography issue.

Mengwen Cao (NMN 2016/DOC 2017)’s piece, Here I Am, created while she was a New Media Narratives student, is featured in the New York Times.

Muyi Xiao (NMN 2016) received a first prize in the Long Form category of the World Press Photo 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest for her work as executive producer of Down from the Mountains.

Sarah Blesener (DOC 2016) was awarded the Alexia $20,000 Professional Grant and a $30,000 CatchLight Fellowship for her project “Toy Soldiers,” which she will use to document rising nationalism among youth in the U.S.

Cédric von Niederhäusern (DOC 2016) was named Emerging Photographer in the Spring 2017 issue of Photo District News.

“Together, Us,” a series Mamie Heldman (DOC 2016) started during her year in ICP’s Documentary and Visual Journalism Program, was featured in Glamour.

Sarah Blesener (DOC 2016) and Eliso Tsintsabadze (CP 2016) were selected for Photo District News’s Winter 2016 issue of Emerging Photographer.

2015

Griselda San Martin’s (DOC 2015) series “The Wall,” which documents the border between the US and Mexico, was featured on PDN Online.

2014

Kathryn Harrison (CP 2014) and ICP faculty member Justine Aurland are featured in Aperture Magazine 233–Family.

Gulnara Samoilova (CP 1993) and Sara Hylton (DOC 2014) are shortlisted for the PHmuseum’s Women Photographer Grant, as noted in the British Journal of Photography.

Maha Alasaker (CP 2014) participated in The Ramadan Series: Muslim Women at Work, a collaboration by MinaaZine and The Wing. In addition, her work was recently featured in Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.

2012

Jan Rattia (CP 2012) joins the Houston Center of Photography as director of education.

Shayok Mukhopadhyay (DOC 2012) has been named a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Video/Film.

2011

Amira Al-Sharif (DOC 2011) was selected for the Asia 6×6 Talent group of the 6x6 Global Talent Program by the World Press Photo Foundation.

Giulia Bianchi (DOC 2011) and her ongoing project photographing women Catholic priests were featured in the Vogue article, “Keeping the Faith.”

Benjamin Petit (DOC 2011) has been named a 2018–2019 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

2010

Three ICP alumni were named 2019 World Press Photo winnersSarah Blesener (DOC 2016), first prize in the Long-Term Projects category; Jessica Gimmick (DOC 2005), second prize in the Portraits category; and Philip Montgomery (DOC 2010), third prize in the Contemporary Issues category.

Annie Ling (DOC 2010) is one of three photographers featured in Interior Lives: Contemporary Photographs of Chinese New Yorkers, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

Philip Montgomery (DOC 2010) photographed Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Olivia Colman, and others for the New York Times Magazine.

Frances F. Denny’s (CP 2010) portrait series Major Arcana: Witches in America is the subject of an article in the New Yorker.

Adriane Ohanesian’s (DOC 2010) photographs accompany the article “For Rohingya, Years of Torture at the Hands of a Neighbor” in the New York Times.

Faculty member Liz Sales (MFA 2010) publishes I Write Artist Statements(by Daylight Books, co-founded by Michael Itkoff, MFA 2010).

Adriane Ohanesian (DOC 2010) was named one of Photo District News’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.

2009

Fryd Frydendahl’s (CP 2009) portrait of musical artist MØ is featured on NPR.

Zoë Buckman (CP 2009) was interviewed by Standard Hotels in conjunction with her first public sculpture at The Standard, Hollywood and her recent solo exhibition at Gavlak Gallery, Let Her Rave.

PBS Frontline released an interactive version of their documentary Trump’s Takeover using Verse, a digital storytelling platform co-founded by Antonio Bolfo (DOC 2009).

2008

Alinka Echeverria (DOC 2008) and Alexandra Catière (CP 2004) are two out of eight individuals nominated for the Prix Elysée.

2007

David B. Smith’s (MFA 2007) solo exhibition, Under the Surface, is on view at LMAKgallery (298 Grand Street, New York, NY) from May 4 through July 27, 2018.

2006

Dafna Tal’s (DOC 2006) solo exhibition, A Lasting Faith: Orthodoxy in Holy Land, is on view at the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia from May 30 through June 29, 2018.

2005

Three ICP alumni were named 2019 World Press Photo winnersSarah Blesener (DOC 2016), first prize in the Long-Term Projects category; Jessica Gimmick (DOC 2005), second prize in the Portraits category; and Philip Montgomery (DOC 2010), third prize in the Contemporary Issues category.

Joshua Lutz’s (MFA 2005) monograph Mind the Gap is named a Notable Photo Book of 2018 by PDN and reviewed by Jonathan Blaustein at A Photo Editor.

Jessica Dimmock (DOC 2005) was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Film & Video.

2004

Alinka Echeverria (DOC 2008) and Alexandra Catière (CP 2004) are two out of eight individuals nominated for the Prix Elysée.

2001

Jonathon Wells (CP 2001), whose image Minneapolis–St. Paul will be permanently installed at the new Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, discusses his work combining geology and photography in an interview at SciArt Center.

1997

Brenda Ann Kenneally (NYU/MA 1997) is profiled on Time magazine’s Lightbox blog in “A Photographer Challenges Myths About Class and Poverty in America.”

1995

Mauro Restiffe (CP 1995) and Yto Barrada (DOC 1994) were  included in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, titled “Imagined Borders,” in Gwanju, South Korea.

1994

Mauro Restiffe (CP 1995) and Yto Barrada (DOC 1994) were included in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, titled “Imagined Borders,” in Gwanju, South Korea.

Yto Barrada’s (DOC 1994) solo exhibition How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself is on view at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City from April 5 to May 5, 2018

1993

Gulnara Samoilova (CP 1993) and Sara Hylton (DOC 2014) are shortlisted for the PHmuseum’s Women Photographer Grant, as noted in the British Journal of Photography.

Martin Weber (CP 1993) presented his new book, Map of Latin American Dreams, at Paris Photo and is in conversation with Wendy Ewald at the Magnum Foundation on November 8, 2018.

Martín Weber (CP 1993) has been named a 2018 Magnum Foundation Fund grantee for his project On Andean Ground: The Yawar Fiesta.  

1988

The summer 2018 issue of Aperture magazine, Film & Foto, features a contribution by 2018 Infinity Award winner Dayanita Singh (DOC 1988).

Dayanita Singh (DOC 1988) and her series of nine accordion books titled Museum Bhavan, which expand into a 7.5-foot-long gallery of her own black-and-white photographs, are featured on National Public Radio. Singh received the 2018 ICP Infinity Award: Artist’s Book for Museum Bhavan.

1987

The Public Art Fund is presenting Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s (ICP/NYU MA 1987) billboard “Untitled” in its original location at Sheridan Square in New York City’s West Village neighborhood in honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

1985

Faculty member Joseph Rodriguez’s (CP 1985) work documenting crime and punishment in California is the subject of a New York Time’s article, “Life after ‘17 to Life’.”