One of the most interesting voices in contemporary photography, Alec Soth will visit Ithaca College and the Roy H. Park School of Communications on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 pm in the Park Auditorium.
Soth makes compelling images of everyday America that form powerful narrative vignettes. His work easily crosses boundaries from contemporary fine art practice to journalism as well as print and web editorial work. In addition to being a Magnum photographer, he is a prolific maker and publisher of photographic books, and has created a series of multi-media pieces for the New York Times.
A new book by Nick Muellner, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, was published by in September by A-Jump Books. The Amnesia Pavilions is a textual and visual autobiography that centers on his return to a small city in Easter Siberia after a seventeen-year absence.
A-Jump Books released his book on September 29 at the New York Art Book Fair. Muellner also presented an illustrated reading and slideshow as part of the New York Art Book Fair’s “Classroom” program on October 1. “The Classroom” is a curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs, with continuous enrollment for all fair-goers throughout the New York Art Book Fair weekend.
Arhlene Flowers, assistant professor in Integrated Marketing Communications, presented "Learning from Lindsay, Tiger, Brangelina, and Oprah: Celebrities as Teaching Tools for Reputation Management in Public Relations" at the Public Relations Society of America's Educators Academy Research and Posters Session held in Orlando, Florida, during the PRSA International Conference 2011.
Jason Harrington, Assistant Professor in the Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts Department, premiers latest animated film, My Mind, in Italian animation festival and Anchorage International Film Festival.
Gossa Tsegaye, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, will talk about his one-hour documentary, "Porch Fest: Celebrating the spirit of a community through Music" on Thursday, November 3 at 12:05 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. His project was a one-day shoot on a shoe-string budget.
Using Park School Students as assistants (Stacey Lawrence, Sarah Furie, Victoria Grace, Matt Walker, Ben Ratner, Shawn Steiner, Emily Junge, and Jackie Green), Tsegaye filmed the local music festival in which bands use downtown porches instead of traditional stages.
Tsegaye will also discuss scouting locations, crew selection and editing.