Category: Photography

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Study Abroad in Rome with Fordham!

Spend your Summer in Rome, Italy

Join us on the Fordham Rome Athenaeum program for an adventurous month exploring the beauty, charm, and history of Rome. Situated in the Prati district, the Fordham program is located at St. John’s University’s Rome campus which is close to the Vatican and other historic sites. Students enjoy ultramodern facilities within a historic setting — high-tech classrooms with old-world architectural details; a computer lab with 11 workstations; a wireless broadband network; single, double and triple student residences; and a landscaped courtyard. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your Italian language skills, immerse yourself in local culture, and truly allow Rome to become your classroom!

Start your Application Now for the March 1 Deadline

Rome Athenaeum

Fordham University offers an array of short-term summer course options in Rome:VART 3500: Documentary Photography: Italy

This intensive class will introduce you to the basic and advanced techniques of image production with a major emphasis on generating documentary projects directly relating to the people, architecture, and culture of Italy. The cosmopolitan city of Rome, rich with artistic history, will serve as the source for our photographic explorations, as well as the catalyst for discussions addressing the historical significance of the documentary impulse. Our studies and production will take us from exhibitions in progressive contemporary art galleries, to the ancient architecture of the Colosseum as we utilize the wealth of visual stimuli as a resource, as well as a backdrop against which to critically discuss the strategies that documentarians utilize in communicating their interests. This course fulfills the Fine Arts core.

ARHI 3316: Art and Architecture of Rome

This course will examine the art, architecture and culture of Rome over the various epochs of the city’s history: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, and Modern. Rome once ruled the entire Mediterranean world, and its cultural legacy looms large in Western civilization. During the day Rome will be our classroom as we experience first hand the art, architecture, and culture of four epochs of the city’s history through the lens of its monuments. Indoor class time will be minimal and our primary mode of exploration will be site visits. This course fulfills the Fine Arts Core.

THEA 2750: Performing Italian

Acting is an exciting way to learn a language because one’s need to master the language is motivated by the desire to inhabit the imaginary circumstances created by great playwrights. Students will explore structure and grammar, and expand their vocabulary by reading, writing, and speaking in a full-immersion mode in Italian. The project will be enhanced by trips to Roman theatres.

Visit our site for full course descriptions, prerequisites, and to apply.



Pricing for summer programs can be found under “Cost and Funding” online.

The program runs from June 1 – June 30.

Applications are due March 1.

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Summer 2018 Documentary Photography Rome

Dear all potential photographers/world travelers,
Enrollment for the Summer 2018 Documentary Photography Rome class is about to start for the University; however, priority is given to Visual Arts Majors & Minors. Feel free to reach out by email with any questions, or to schedule a meeting to go over the class details. Enrollment is limited, so don’t wait if you are interested in going to Rome this summer!
 The application link is here.
An example of a recent student Italy book can be seen here.

2018 Documentary Photography Rome Poster

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Mark Alice Durant: 27 Contexts An Anecdotal History in Photography

Visual Arts presents a reading with

Mark Alice Durant 27 Contexts An Anecdotal History in Photography
Monday October 16 6:30 PM in SL 24 L

Mark Alice Durant is an artist and writer living in Baltimore. His essays have appeared in numerous journals such as Art in America, Aperture, Dear Dave, and Afterimage, and many catalogs, monographs and anthologies. With Jane D. Marsching, he was co-curator and co-author of Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal. He was co-curator and co-author of the traveling exhibition Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post War America and curator of Celestial at the Camera Club of New York and Notes on Monumentality at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He is a professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Maryland. In 2011 he started the website which is devoted to writing about photography and contemporary art.

Sponsored by the Visual Arts Program

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The 2016–2017 Ildiko Butler Travel Award Recipients

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Photographs by: Jason Boit, Phillip Gregor, Sam Robbins, Yu Ting Lin (images)

Curators: Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock & Joseph Lawton
Exhibition Dates: July 2017—May 2018

The Hayden Hartnett Project Space
Fordham University at Lincoln Center MAP
113 West 60th Street at Columbus Avenue
Office of Undergraduate Admission, Lowenstein, RM 203
New York, NY 10023
The galleries are open from 9am to 9pm everyday except on university holidays

Fordham University’s Department of Theatre & Visual Art is proud to present an exhibition of the 2016—2017 Ildiko Butler Travel Award Recipients: Jason Boit, Phillip Gregor, Sam Robbins, and Yu Ting Lin. This highly competitive grant is offered to sophomore and junior Visual Arts Majors for independent research. Up to four Ildiko Butler Travel Awards are given annually for exceptional work in the medium of photography.

The grant has enabled students to travel the world from Rome to Havana, Berlin to Budapest, and even from Moscow to Beijing on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. In each and every case the travel opportunity afforded by the award has been educational and transformative for the students. The photographs generated while traveling often become the core of a student’s senior thesis exhibition. In addition, a selection of work from each year’s recipients is included in a year-long exhibition in the Hayden Hartnett Project Space. This year our recipients traveled across India (Boit), Italy (Gregor), America (Robbins), and Taiwan (Lin).

About the Hayden Hartnett Project Space: this space presents yearlong exhibitions of photographic work produced by students in the Department of Theatre and Visual Art. Located in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, the Hayden Hartnett Project Space introduces prospective students and their parents to the high caliber of visual work produced at Fordham University.

Location and hours: The Hayden Hartnett Project Space is inside the Office of Undergraduate Admission on the second floor of the Leon Lowenstein building, RM 203 and is open Monday—Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The 2016-2017 Documentary Photography: Japan Book

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One Second of Photographs Made by Eight People in Japan 2016–2017

Edited by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock

by DiSalvo Flynn Keiningham Reid Rosario Santos Schall Wang

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This book is the final culmination of the course “Documentary Photography: Japan” offered by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock through the Department of Theatre and Visual Arts at Fordham University. The course description is as follows: This intensive class is designed as a platform for intermediate and advanced level students to further develop their photographic production with an emphasis on generating documentary projects focusing on the people, culture, and architecture of Japan. The megacity of Tokyo will serve as the starting point for our investigations, with image making itineraries that will take us from the cosmopolitan ward of Shinjuku, to the center of youth culture in Shibuya; and from the cutting edge fashion districts of Harajuku, to the temples and shrines of Asakusa. Concurrent with our photographic explorations we will examine contemporary exhibitions in venues such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu, as well as view the ancient collections housed in Japan’s oldest and largest museum, the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno. Traveling by Shinkansen bullet train at 300 km/h (186 mph), we will make our way south to Kyoto, the nexus of traditional Japanese culture and history with approximately two thousand temples, shrines, and gardens that we can utilize as both the catalyst and stage for our photography. The extraordinary wealth of visual stimuli we will experience in Japan over ten days will certainly inspire, as well as function as the backdrop against which to critically discuss the strategies that photographers employ in communicating their interests.