Posts Tagged photography

“I COULD NOT DARE TO BE ONE MORE MAN TO GIVE HER ORDERS.”
Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, trained his lens, and his ear, on refugees in the Middle East

In January 2016, the United Nations Development Programme sent Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, to refugee camps in Iraq to document the struggles of the thousands displaced by ISIS. Over the course of one transformative week, he took several striking portraits and listened to the refugees’ moving stories of imprisonment and abuse. Here he shares one…

THE MEDIUM IS THE MAKEUP
Roger Cabello ’85 slathers, dollops, swirls, and dabs cosmetics into abstract masterpieces

My shrink once told me, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be a painter or a photographer,’” Roger Cabello says. “Now I make abstract paintings and photograph them.” He’s a painter, all right, but his medium is makeup. The Peruvian-born Photography grad has made a career of shooting all kinds of cosmetics—foundation, lip gloss,…

HUMAN/NATURE
In an interdisciplinary course, students focus their cameras on New York’s natural environment

The New York area, one of the most urban environments on the planet, includes a range of areas where animals and plants survive—and sometimes thrive—despite the pollution, crowding, noise, and loss of natural habitat. Two FIT professors—marine mammal ecologist and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Arthur Kopelman, who has studied whale and seal populations off…

CROWN JEWELS
Many members of New York’s Milliners Guild are FIT alumni. Hue asked noted photographer Amy Lombard ’12 to shoot a photo essay about them

Great hatmakers are the unicorns of the fashion world. Not just anyone can turn out a top-notch toque. Every master milliner is also, in some way, a genius. One warm summer evening, this formulation played out when members of the Milliners Guild and their pals came to City Lore, a small storefront space on First…

THE KIDS STAY IN THE PICTURE

For Photography alumnus Mark Shearwood, making the perfect photo is never child’s play

You have to be very, very patient when photographing children, says Mark Shearwood, who shoots campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel, Zara, and others. “The hardest thing is to stay relaxed—you know, chill, not bossy,” he says, on a call from his native London. “Any emotional vibe in the room rubs off on…

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,…

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…

IN LIVING COLOR
A photographic collection by Angelina D’Auguste ’15

These striking portraits of people with albinism of different ages and ethnicities by Angelina D’Auguste, Photography ’15, were among the works in a wide range of media displayed in the annual School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition in May. “These photographs are documentary but also highly staged,” D’Auguste said. “I wanted to show…

WATER WORLD
The jaw-dropping underwater photography of Assistant Professor Keith Ellenbogen helps preserve marine wildlife

Keith Ellenbogen’s extraordinary images, featuring endangered animals and plants in marine settings, help the viewer feel connected to the world beneath the sea and to fragile ecosystems worth saving. “I try to show there’s a social, environmental, or conservation angle in photography,” says Ellenbogen, an assistant professor of Photography at FIT. “You begin to care;…