2017 faculty & fellows

2017 faculty & fellows

Image Text Ithaca at Ithaca College

Lucas Blalock, A Physical Feeling, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Ramiken Crucible.
November 13, 2016
2017 faculty & fellows

Priority application deadline: January 31, 2017 (for tuition fellowships)

Image Text Ithaca
Roy H. Park School of Communications
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

[email protected]

www.imagetextithaca.com www.ithaca.edu/image-text

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 visiting faculty and fellows for the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College will include Claudia Rankine, Lucas Blalock, Renee Gladman, Bruno Ceschel, Lucy Ives, Melissa Catanese, Ed Panar and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, along with ITI core faculty Nicholas Muellner and Catherine Taylor.

We are now accepting applications for summer 2017 admission to the Image Text MFA.  Integrating theoretical studies with intensive creative practice, our unique low-residency degree program seeks to create a community and discourse for original work in writing, photography and related media. Each MFA summer session begins with a cross-disciplinary, collaborative student-faculty creative retreat in an isolated rural setting designed to instill the intimate and egalitarian ethos at the heart of this unique program.

Students in our exploratory, flexible and innovative 25 month program work directly with faculty and visiting artists during three annual month-long summer sessions in Ithaca, New York and during two annual week-long winter sessions in our New York, Los Angeles, or London centers. During the fall and spring academic terms, students pursue independent study in close consultation with their faculty advisors. The 2017 summer session runs from June 27 to July 28.

Tuition fellowships for national and international applicants are available on a competitive basis, and room and board are provided free of charge for all accepted students during residential sessions.

Graduate students work closely with the Image Text Ithaca Symposium (a two-day event that gathers internationally-known writers and photographers for a wide range of presentations) and the Image Text Ithaca Press, which publishes innovative text and image works by national and international writers and artists. We have released five publications since 2015, including works by Claudia Rankine, John Keene, Tony Cokes, and Andre Bradley’s Dark Archives, which was shortlisted for both the Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Texte Book Award and the Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Award in 2016.

We welcome applicants with backgrounds in writing, photography and other lens-based media, and artists working across these forms and disciplines. Experience in both text- and image-making is not required, but applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates sustained work in at least one of these areas, if not both.

Faculty & fellows
Overseen by program directors and core faculty Nicholas Muellner and Catherine Taylor, our faculty and fellows grow from the community we have built through our workshops, symposia and publications, including: Emily Abendroth, Ben Alper, Daniel Augschöll, Andre Bradley, Ching-In Chen, Tony Cokes, LaTasha Nevada Diggs, Tonya Foster, Jason Fulford, C.S. Giscombe, Jen Hofer, Christine Hume, Jen Hyde, Anya Jasbar, John Keene, Emma Kemp, Anna Moschovakis, Michael David Murphy, Bobby Scheidemann, Analicia Sotelo, Hannah Whitaker, Thomas Whittle,  Matvei Yankelevich, and Federica Chiocchetti.

Students in the MFA program have year-round access to the Park School of Communications and its state-of-the-art photography, film/video and audio facilities and equipment. These include two digital photography suites with Imacon scanners and Epson printers, analog darkroom, lighting studio, soundstages, video editing suites, and portable resources ranging from medium and large format film cameras to professional HD video equipment.

Applications are accessible online. Priority application deadline for fellowship consideration is February 1, 2017 with later applicants reviewed as space permits.

Please write to [email protected] with questions about the Image Text MFA or the application process, or to schedule a conversation with the Program Directors.


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