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Photography and Video

Dates: July 6-August 6, 2021

Tuition: $3,000

4 undergraduate studio credits

This intensive residency offers participants the opportunity to work in technologically advanced facilities with a renowned faculty to bring critical rigor to the serious photographer. While working in all phases of analog and digital processes, the primary function of the program is to advance the content of the artist’s work through one-on-one and group critiques, lectures, museum and gallery visits, and dialogue with other participants. A variety of contemporary lens-based practices, including video, will be supported. 


Critiques and lectures complement the independent work, and together these elements form an intense program encouraging creativity, learning and progress. Faculty critiques—individual and group—will be given Monday through Thursday. Special lectures given by guest artists, critics and gallery directors are scheduled approximately once a week, and are designed to give further insight into the realities of the working photographer. The program culminates in an exhibition. 


Participants have access to studio equipment; equipment for video and audio production and editing; darkrooms for black-and-white printing and alternative processes; digital imaging and output centers; studio lighting systems; and a variety of camera sizes and formats. Staff technicians are available for assistance and technical support.


Faculty and lecturers have included Vince Aletti, Josef AstorMax BlaggCorinne May BotzElinor CarucciMichael FoleyPeter GarfieldJoseph MaidaPenelope Umbrico, Ann Weathersby and Eric Weeks.


NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the BFA Photography Department are required to provide proof of insurance with rental endorsement, listing SVA as a co-insured. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.


Safety is our priority. We will be monitoring the current health situation and travel restrictions before confirming any on-campus programs. In addition, specific facility access will be subject to health and safety guidelines adopted by the College.


For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail residency@sva.edu or call 212.592.2188.

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