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Thesis, Interrupted

17 Aug 2020 Brooklyn
Thesis Interrupted by Pandemic: By Binge Yan
Photo by Binge_Yan

LOCATION: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Lawn | Get Directions



Thesis, Interrupted explores the evolution of the School of Visual Arts Masters in Digital Photography class of 2020’s thesis projects, during the pandemic and subsequent quarantine. Cut off from the school’s facilities and each other, the students had to find creative solutions to continue or adapt their work.

In the developing space of online learning, the students, their instructors and the department staff, managed to build a different kind of community and support system, to successfully complete the school year. This exhibition, and the concurrent thesis exhibition–Parallel Adaptations are a testament to these photographers’ resilience, ingenuity, and skill.

Featuring: Apeksha Agarwal, Yiran Chen, Elfa Frið, Alvaro Keding, David Luo, Congying Miao, MJ O’Toole, RaeAnn Serra, Catherine Sharp, Ruoheng Shen, Hannah Stampleman, Phuong Vo, Natcha Wongchanglaw, Dylan Xie, Binge Yan, Cassie Zhang, Judi Zhang


The seventeen artists in Thesis, Interrupted are the 2020 graduating class of the School of Visual Arts’ Masters in Digital Photography program. A diverse group from seven countries, the artists came together through the program, and managed to turn an unusual school year into a creative learning experience.


The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals, for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility.

SVA’s Masters in Digital Photography is an intense one-year program that meets the needs of professional photographers, educators, and artists, who want to advance their skills in digital image capture, image processing, and high-quality output, to remain competitive in photo-based professions.

This exhibition is sponsored by B&H

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