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Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design

A pioneer in art and design education for more than a century, Parsons School of Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive colleges of art and design in the world. Critical thinking, collaboration, and reflective practice are at the heart of a Parsons education. Located in the heart of New York City, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. A student-centered curriculum allows for both focused and interdisciplinary learning to master concepts, technologies, and research methods that cut across a wide array of fields. By synthesizing theory with craft, and combining art and design studies with the liberal arts and business, Parsons prepares its students to shape scholarship in their field and make art and design that matters. Its faculty of notable artists, design practitioners, critics, historians, writers, and scholars exemplify an extraordinary breadth of vision. The graduate Photography program functions as a 21st-century studio and think tank. The goal of the 26-month program is to prepare graduates to define the creative role of photography within contemporary culture, as practicing artists and scholars. Challenging participants to move beyond current paradigms—to anticipate and set trends, rather than follow them.

Current Exhibitions Supported by Parsons School of Design

Transcending Perspectives

Washington Street and Prospect Street
 coming soon

This exhibition was curated from current students from the MFA Photography Program at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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Future Events Supported by Parsons School of Design

Jun 152024

MFON Global Symposium: Presence & Preservation

The one-day symposium will include a series of panel discussions, featuring scholars, artists, curators and centered around archiving and elevating the voices of women and non-binary of photographers of African descent, as part of Photoville’s annual Festival in New York City.

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Archive Exhibitions Supported by Parsons School of Design

A Quality Of Light

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2023

A Quality Of Light – to channel Audre Lorde – “has direct bearing” on what the photograph brings forth into the world, and, in turn, on what the artist aspires to contribute to the complex image universe.

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A Deliberate Impression

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 archive : 2022

Presented by Parsons School of Design and NYC Parks

A Deliberate Impression features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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In A Sense

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

In A Sense features the work of current MFA photography students from Parsons School of Design in New York City. It highlights various ways of seeing, representing, and creating within the medium of photography.

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Kaleidoscope

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Recent works by Parsons Masters of Fine Arts in Photography students.

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In Relation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

An exploration of relationships mediated by photography with work by current students in Parsons MFA Photography Program.

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Apparatus of Discomfort

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Apparatus of Discomfort” is an exploration of the photographic potential to reimagine relationships between bodies and feeling through abstraction, infrastructure, and identity.

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Keywords For Contemporary Photography: Privacy, Space, Voice

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

What matters most for contemporary photography today? Parsons MFA Photo students were tasked with collectively generating and agreeing on three words that address this question. Their astute responses form the basis for the group exhibition “Keywords For Contemporary Photography: Privacy, Space, Voice” presented as part of Photoville 2016.

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Shared Value

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Shared value is a management strategy to measure business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business.

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American Exile: Detained, Deported, and Divided

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

American Exile is a series of photographs and interviews documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered deported from the United States, as well as their family members – often, American citizens – who suffer the consequences of the harsh punishment of exile.

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Dialogue

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Dialogue features the work of current MFA Photography students from Parsons The New School for Design.

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Photo Requests from Solitary

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

What would a person in complete isolation want to see? Men in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison in Illinois were asked to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined, and Tamms Year Ten found photographers to make the images.

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Intervals

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

The works in this exhibition represent the collective conversation being undertaken by this current generation of emerging artists. These artists are unapologetic in their pursuit to locate themselves and activate their ideas in this rapidly evolving world.

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Charterparty

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

Work from current MFA Photography students at Parsons The New School of Design will be featured in the exhibition “Charterparty: Works by 1st and 2nd year MFA Photography students from Parsons The New School for Design“.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by Parsons School of Design

Sep 222013

Photo Requests from Solitary

The “Photo Requests from Solitary” event at Photoville brings together artists, activists, journalists, and survivors of solitary confinement. This panel discussion with accompanying slide show will introduce audiences to the reality of torture taking place in their own backyards, while exploring the power of photography to humanize one of the most marginalized group of people in our society, educate the public and the press, and spur social change on one of our most pressing domestic human rights issues.

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