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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Kathryn Harrison (CP 2014) is featured in Unbecoming: Yale MFA Photography 2018 Thesis Show at David Zwirner.

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.

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.

Yto Barrada’s (DOC 1994) solo exhibition, Klaatu Barrada Nikto, is on view at the Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado from June 1 through November 25, 2018.

Faculty member Liz Sales (MFA 2010) launches her book, I Write Artist Statements, published by Daylight Books (co-founded by Michael Itkoff, MFA 2010), on July 10 in a conversation with ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson at the Penumbra Foundation.

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

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.

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

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

Mauro Restiffe (CP 1995) and Yto Barrada (DOC 1994) will be included in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, titled “Imagined Borders,” in Gwanju, South Korea from September 7 through November 11, 2018.

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’.”

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

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.

Dani Lessnau’s (CP 2017) project Extimité, and her use of her own body as a camera, was recently featured in Bust, Playboy, Dazed, W magazine, Refinery 29 UK, Cultura Colectiva, and Concrete.

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.

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.

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

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.

Prints from Qiana Mestrich’s (MFA 2013) The Black Doll series are available from 20x200. The limited editions are artist-signed and include a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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).

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.

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

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.