Tag Archives: former-students

Female in Gaza by Monique Jacques

Female in Gaza – NYTimes.com.
Powerful photo essay in the April 20 Sunday Review by Photography & Imaging alumnus Monique Jacques 

I have been photographing in Gaza for several years, initially to cover the conflict with Israel, but over time returning because I am mesmerized by the women, and their strength. [read more and view slideshow]

Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul. She has spent the past three years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India. After graduating from New York University’s Photography and Imaging program she traveled extensively through the region and landed in Turkey.  See her website for many more incredible projects.



In the last two days, I have had guest lectures by several of my fabulous former students.  Summaries below with links to the full posts on my other blogs.

Nicholas Calcott, P&I 2005 visited Multimedia and talked about how he uses the Internet to get his work out and meet other artists and writers. We looked and his blogs 12thpress.com and onshadow.com and his collective Le Garage. He also recommended many blogs. **link to full post**

Ifétayo Abdus-Salam, P&I 2006,  Katie Kline, P&I 2005, and  Alice Proujansky, P&I 2002 spoke to Community Collaborations about their work in K-12 education as teachers/facilitators/supervisors in community-based settings. It was very inspirational for me, an experienced teacher and my Community Collaborations students who have  been teaching for only one semester. See the complete blog post for information about their current work and links to many organizations that offer opportunities for future employment, internships, supervision, and innovative approaches to education and community-based art making.

Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Art in America

Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Conversations – News & Opinion – Art in America.

by Brian Boucher 09/19/11

American artist Hank Willis Thomas, who was born in New Jersey, grew up in New York and now lives in Paris, is included in the Istanbul Biennial’s group exhibition “Untitled (Passport).” His 2009 wall sculpture A Place To Call Home (Africa-America) is an approximately 8-foot-high metal map of the outline of North America, with, beneath it, Africa replacing South America. The striking visual symbol affords numerous interpretations: for example, Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa, writing in the companion text, call it “a possible different history of the African diaspora.”

Hank is an P&I alum, 1998, see more of his work on his website.