Xi Chen
Xi Chen
Jie He
Natcha Wongchanglaw
Elfa Frið

Xi Chen (Class of 2022)

Xi is an architect and architectural photographer from Hangzhou, China. He is a current student of the Masters in Digital Photography program.

Elfa Frið (Class of 2020)

Elfa was born in Seattle, grew up in Iceland, studied in England, and lived and studied in New York City. She is currently based in Iceland and has worked as a photographer, film, video, and digital media producer, and a researcher, in addition to her training as an actor and classical pianist.

Jie He (Class of 2022)

Jie is a New York City-based photographer, multi-media artist, and filmmaker from Shenzhen, China. She is a current student of the Masters in Digital Photography program.

Natcha Wongchanglaw (Class of 2020)

Natcha is a Thailand-born, Illinois-based visual artist focusing on photography. After earning her degree from SVA, she is currently pursuing a second masters degree in studio arts.  Natcha is the 2020 grand prize winner of the Fujifilm Students of Storytelling contest, and also the winner of LensCulture’s 2020 Critics’ Choice Award. Her work was shown in The Flag Project 2021 presented by Rockefeller Center and Aperture Foundation.

Every fall, in our program’s Editorial Photography class, New York City provides inspiration for many student projects, especially for students who come from other places. Each of the stories shown here represents a slice of New York City life that speaks of home, connections, and the culture of living in the city. They look at things that are obvious, but elements that are overlooked, or hidden, and worth exploring: mini-parks in Manhattan that provide oases of calm in a busy city, the presence of feline life in New Yorkers’ apartments, the disappearing dollar-pizza restaurants and their patrons in the city at night, and the colorful world of couch-surfing just before the pandemic hit. Together, the stories speak of our quirky and fun city that never fails to surprise.


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    The School of Visual Arts — Masters in Digital Photography

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NYC: Cats, Couches, Parks & Pizza

 archive : 2022

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Marko Kovacevic

Presented by: The School of Visual Arts — Masters in Digital Photography
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The four artists featured in this exhibition are current or former students of SVA’s Masters in Digital Photography program. The work presented here was created as part of the Editorial Photography class, which our students take in the fall semester with James Estrin and Marko Kovacevic. This intensive seminar simulates real-world magazine and multimedia assignments, and students often develop story ideas centered around New York City.

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