Steven Tovar from his series Please Don’t Let Me Die This Summer
Young artists from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Future Imagemakers speak out about the power of photography and the issues that are important to them.
Moderators: Lorie Novak
Number 1 on the official photoville map
Young artists from the 2019 Future Imagemakers program will show selections from their projects, and discuss their motivations, ideas, and what draws them to photography. These high school students are using their cameras to tell important stories exploring their communities, families, the environment, gun violence, immigration, human rights issues, and more.
The 2019 Future Imagemakers presenting include:
Michael McNish is from Passaic, New Jersey and a senior at Passaic Arts & Science Charter High School.
Victoria Rosales is the daughter of Argentinian immigrants and lives in Waterbury, CT. She is a a junior at Holy Cross High School.
Wing Shek was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City when she was 10. She is a senior at Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.
Steven Tovar is from the Bronx and is a senior at The High School of Fashion Industries.
Emma Kagan is a first generation Russian-American and lives in the Bronx. She is a sophomore at the Beacon School.
Mariana Luna-Martinez is from Newark where she is a senior at Saint Vincent Academy.
Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of Arts. She is the co-curator with Deborah Willis of the exhibition cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights,part of the For Freedoms 50 state initiative, on view at Photoville and Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally, and she is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in Photography. She is also Director and Founder of Future Imagemakers, a social practice project at NYU Photography & Imaging, offering free digital photography classes to NYC area high school students. Novak’s installation Random Interference was exhibited at the first Photoville in 2012.
The Department of Photography and Imaging (DPI) in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University is a four-year B.F.A. program situated in New York City. Centered on the making and understanding of images, DPI offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum while demanding a broad grounding in the liberal arts. Our department embraces multiple perspectives and approaches, which encourages critical engagement both in and outside of the classroom. Our majors explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression while working in virtually all modes of analog and digital photo-based image-making, multimedia, new media, immersive, and post-photographic 3D simulation technologies.