New York Film Academy; Student Exhibition

9 Jan 2017 2016 CONTAINER

New York Film Academy presents an exhibition of student photography.

Featuring: Sana Abedi, Mark Brennan, Sean Brown, Kimico Chen, Hanna Cowart, Josee Han, Becca Howland, Amina Al Huqai, Zhuoqun Jiang, Viktor Klimenko, Polina Krasovicka, Lotta Lemetti, Sayana Cairo, Meng Meng Lu, Arturo Meza, Daniel Muccigrossi, Andreas Poupoutsis, Tatyana Prisco, Alexandra Schaede, Maciej Stachowicz, Anna Paula Tizzi, and John Tona

Presented by

New York Film Academy

Curated by

Nancy Burson and Ralph Gibson

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This exhibition includes the artwork of 22 New York Film Academy photography students, representing different countries and cultural identities around the world. They have converged in diversity here at NYFA with a shared passion for the universal language of photography.

Rich in variety, the work adorning these walls not only occupies a unique space in culture and time, but also testifies to the expansive range of approaches to photographic expression that NYFA students explore — from fine art to commercial photography, not forgetting the fine line in between.

NYFA’s faculty actively works with the students to develop and broaden their interests, preparing them to emerge as contemporary image-makers in a rapidly changing and ever-expanding field. With the support of the faculty and their peers, our students have created an exhibit of exceptional freshness, quality, and breadth.

Alongside traditional treatments of portraiture and still life, this group of artists has also experimented with abstraction, digital manipulation, staged photography, and a host of other possibilities. These experiences enrich their dexterity and vision as they work to discover their unique voices within the world of photography.

We are proud to present this photographic exhibition from the students of the New York Film Academy.


The artists included in this exhibition graduated from New York Film Academy within the past three years. They represent diverse cultures and backgrounds. One thing they all have in common is a love for photography and an ability to create beautiful images that reflect their own unique perspectives.


As one of the leading photography schools, the New York Film Academy offers students the remarkable opportunity to study under award-winning, professional photographers who remain active in many genres of photography, from fine art to fashion, commercial work to photojournalism. The Academy’s photography instructors are not simply interested in producing competent photographers, but artists who each possess a singular voice that will make their work immediately recognizable. Furthermore, the curriculum and faculty at the photography school are also focused on preparing students to apply what they have learned in class and in their coursework to the real world. Simply put, students receive an extraordinary educational experience, designed to best prepare them to achieve their professional goals.