Alumni News Recap November/December 2016
Jessica Earnshaw (PJ ’11) was interviewed in Photo District News about “Aging in Prison,” her project about elderly violent offenders in prison. Earnshaw was the recipient of ICP’s Hillman Foundation Fellowship, which funds health-related stories, to support the project.
National Geographic published the story and photographs by Earnshaw in August.
“Together, Us,” a series Mamie Heldman (DOC ’16) started during her year in ICP’s Documentary and Visual Journalism Program, was featured in Glamour. The series shows young people in moments of unguarded intimacy, illustrating the importance of relationships and community.
Ernesto Eisner’s (GS ’14) solo exhibition, Transitory Nature, opened on November 3 at 168 Suffolk Street. Drawing both from his studies in Environmental Sciences and his deep reverence for the natural world, Eisner’s evocative black-and-white photographs present a visual contrast that simultaneously mourns the fractured relationship between humankind and the environment, and celebrates their confluence.
In the New York City premiere, cinematographers/directors Jessica Dimmock (PJ '05) and Christopher LaMarca (PJ '02) screened their widely acclaimed documentary, The Pearl, about transgender women who came out in their later years, at IFC on November 16.
In December, The Pearl screened at MoMA as part of the 2016 "Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You" series.
Audubon published Hillary Eggers’s (PJ ’16) story about Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach neighborhood four years after Hurricane Sandy. The community is now mostly abandoned and returning to marshland.
Tomo Morisawa, Nathalie Guio, Igor Morales, and Paula Lombardi, all GS ‘15, had a group show of their recent work at Space 776 Gallery. The exhibition explored the process of creating, the process of finding the language of expression, and the process in between that leads us to fail, and then succeed.
Griselda San Martin’s (PJ ’15) documentary short The Other Side—part of her project "The Wall,” which documents families who meet on both sides of the Tijuana–San Diego border fence—was featured on the New York Times’ Lens blog. The Spanish-language version was made available by the New York Times en Español.
San Martin presented The Other Side at the Bronx Documentary Center on December 8.
Athena Torri’s (GS ’10) solo exhibition, Land of Opportunities, was on view at Deli Gallery from December 9 to January 8.
On January 7, Torri and ICP faculty member Christina Labey presented a collaborative artist talk titled “An Incomplete History of Volcanoes,” also at at Deli Gallery.
The Financial Times published images from faculty member and alumni Martine Fougeron’s (GS '06) “The South Bronx Trades” project in an article titled, “What’s Eating New York? The Secrets of a Culinary Powerhouse.”
Daniel Kukla (PJ ’08) did a takeover of the New Yorker’s Instagram account from December 26 to January 1, posting images and videos from his recent artist residency in the Brazilian Amazon.
Amin Husain (GS '10) and Nitasha Dhillon (GS '10), members of the collective MTL+, which joins research, aesthetics, organizing, and action, wrote about the group’s exhibition-residency Decolonize This Place on the Walker Art Center’s blog.