Professor Janice Levy's photographs were featured in a 30-page book, published to showcase artist Genevieve Prillaman's sculpture, Monument pour la Paix - Peace Monument.
Levy met the Prillaman in July 2011 shortly after leaving Saudi Arabia where she had spent her sabbatical year from IC teaching photography. Themes of peace, freedom, and the struggles of people both united and displaced by individual and global causes were fresh in her mind. For Levy, Prillaman’s arresting sculpture captured both the futility and hope of those engaged in the march for universal peace. She was compelled to photograph it.
The book will be used my Prillaman to market her work.
Jason Harrington, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, continues to screen his latest film. Upcoming festivals include the Boston International Film Festival, Green Bay Film Festival, Memphis International Film and Music Festival, the Dam Short Film Festival and Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.
Jason Harrington's hand-drawn, 2D animation, My Mind, screened for its world premiere at renown animation festival Cartoon Club Rimini-Italia. The film premiered domestically at the Anchorage International Film Festival and won Best Animation in the October Competition of the American International Film Festival.
CPMA Professor Ron Jude to exhibit a selection from his Alpine Star project in Of the Ordinary at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center from February 9th through April 15th.
A film by Joshua Bonnetta, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, will have its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
The public program of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly international or European premieres. Films of every genre, length, and format find their place in various sections. American Colour was selected for the Forum Expanded section of the festival.
Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Julia Reinstein Symposium at Elmira College. The presentation is funded by the Elmira College Women’s Studies Program and the Elmira College Arts and Lectures Committee and will take place Monday, January 30, 2012 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Gibson Theatre at Elmira College.
When Professor Janice Levy was invited to spend the 2010-2011 sabbatical year teaching photography to women at Princess Nora Bint Abdulraham University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she couldn’t possibly anticipate how transformative the experience would be for her and her Saudi students. Being in a nation where culture, custom, and religion, dictates every aspect of daily life was fascinating and extremely challenging. Levy learned first-hand what women thought about wearing the mandatory long black cloak and veil called an abaya and niqab. She spoke to women about restrictions on their movement – women are forbidden to drive and must be accompanied by a male guardian when traveling. For many, full participation in public life is not an option.