Spring 2016

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES
Dan Wagner, Photography ’80

These photos come from Never Seeing Nothing (Ink Publishing, 2015) [inkphotobooks.com], the 14th book by Dan Wagner, Photography ’80. In 95 photographs taken over five years of constant exploration, the former FIT adjunct captures the humanity of outcasts and the accidental humor of urban alienation. He shoots on black-and- white film with ’60s Rolleiflex cameras,…

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
Joanee Alina Honour, Fashion Design ’92, stewards Star Wars costumes and props at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch

“Star Wars is huge in my life,” says Joanee Honour ’92. She and her colleagues take care of the Star Wars archive of original costumes, models, art, and props. “We’ve got R2D2, the Millennium Falcon, and the Death Star,” she says, though her job mostly involves the costumes. As the senior registrar for the Lucas…

GLORIA LORENZ GARFINKEL
Apparel Design ’49

Gloria Lorenz Garfinkel is a New York–based artist whose colorful abstract prints, paintings, sculptures, and handmade books derive from her interest in science and world cultures, particularly Japanese. Among her numerous gallery and museum shows, she has had solo exhibitions at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in Springfield, MA, the Ella Sharp Museum…

PHILIP MILIO
Photography ’73

Philip Milio has been taking pictures and writing stories since he retired from his job as counselor in FIT’s Department of Student Life in 2015. The Ellenville Public Library and Museum in Upstate New York presented an exhibition of his photographic illustrations of the Hudson Valley in November 2015, and the Aroma Thyme Bistro in…

MICHELLE RISK CHRISMAN
Illustration (Fashion) ’74

Michelle Risk Chrisman paints landscapes, still lifes, and figures in Taos, NM, and is represented by eight galleries in New Mexico and Arizona. She uses a palette knife instead of a brush to sculpt the paint on the canvas, and she creates her landscapes en plein air (outdoors) and alla prima (painting new layers before…