The Master's Seminar is a unique class, offering its students a yearlong time frame to create artworks alongside a guided curriculum of critique, photo history, exhibition visits led by gallery directors and museum curators, site visits with photo-related professionals, and meetings with artists and scholars. As teachers, we strive to create a special community for our students, to engage and inspire them, and to assist them in arriving at the photographic execution of their visions. We have taught this class so that students can attend for one year or many, with each year building upon prior years—deepening and widening a knowledge of the medium, its history, its practical components, as well as the artists and professionals that help shape and make up its society.

We applaud our students whose work is in this exhibition. Some we have had the privilege to teach for several years; others only this year. We have witnessed their progress and path as they have pushed themselves from within, experimented, collaborated, and gone forward with both ongoing and new projects. It has been heartening to see their work evolve and to see the dedication of each and every one of them.

We feel the works on the walls of our year-end exhibition are all unique and characteristic of the artists who made them. From their beginning as concepts and explorations to their manifestation as printed images, carefully executed and thoughtfully produced in all aspects, these photographs attest as much to the magic of photography as to the strength of vision of each artist.

It has been our utmost pleasure to work with Pauline Vermare, ICP Associate Curator, to curate this exhibition.

And to our students—a big Bravo to all for making this show.

— Alison Bradley and Chuck Kelton

Opening Reception


Featured Artists

Mio Akashi
Ellen Steinberg Coven
Tildabeth Doscher
Miyuki Hinton
Sabrina Hamady
Jimena Diaz Jirash
Barbara Julius
Olga Mironova
Susan Richman
Lynn Savarase
Sharmila Sen
Ben Simon
Hanna Solin
Taber Szuluk


Curated by ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare, Chuck Kelton, and Alison Bradley.