My Antigua, An Island Revealed, edited and designed by Professor Janice Levy, was recently published.
The 300-page book consists of photographs, poetry, and prose by thirteen “at risk” students who participated in a two-week intensive photographic workshop Levy taught in January 2014 at GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endevour). Four months later, Levy returned to Antigua with writing instructor and publisher Robert Colley of Standing Stone Books, who inspired the students to write pieces related to their life and work.
Photography Professor Ron Jude will travel to Germany this week to open a solo exhibition at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, and give a lecture about his work at Leipzig University in Leipzig.
The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16th at 6:00 pm.
Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.
Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Screen Studies, authored an article in the anthology Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema.
His piece, titled "Burning Straw Men: The 1979 Revolution and Bahman Farmanara's Stubborn Cosmopolitanism," explores director Bahman Farmanara's departure from Iran due to the 1979 revolution, and his subsequent return after working as a producer abroad. The films Farmanara made after returning to Iran illustrate the director's 'stubborn cosmopolitanism,' despite the newly structured sense of national identity in post-revolution Iran.