Untitled, Gender and Representation, Sat Oct 1st, 10am-7pm, SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd St

SVA and BFA Photography and Video present Untitled (Gender and Representation) 2016, a day long symposium featuring Kate BornsteinZackary Drucker (BFA 2005 Photography), Grace DunhamEthan James GreenRon GreggM. LamarZanele Muholi, and others to be announced.

Untitled (Gender and Representation) 2016 seeks to address the complex issues of gender that have dominated cultural conversations in the last several years, and the ways in which representation has significantly participated in the discourse. The conference will include panels on queer histories and photography, gender outlaws, fashion and gender, transfeminism, and gender and performance.

The conference is organized by Stephen Frailey, chair of the BFA Photography and Video department and co-chair of the MPS Fashion Photography department, and Joseph Maida, faculty member and creator of the course The New Hegemonic: Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality in America.


NIV ACOSTA Dance Artist, Choreographer

JENNIFER BLESSING Senior Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum

KATE BORNSTEIN Playwright and Author, Gender Outlaw, On Men, Women and the Rest of Us.

ZACKARY DRUCKER Performance Artist, Actress, Associate Producer of Amazon Prime's Transparent


RON GREGG Senior Lecturer at Yale, Program Director for the Film Studies Program

M. LAMAR Composer, Musician, Performer, Multimedia Artist

ZANELE MUHOLI Photographer and Activist

Erik Madigan Heck named SVA MPS Fashion Photography Artist in Residence for 2016/17

Image: Erik Madigan Heck for Junya Wantanabe

Image: Erik Madigan Heck for Junya Wantanabe

For the second year, the SVA MPS Graduate Fashion Photography Artist in Residence program names an individual fashion photographer or director whose work contributes to the creative advancement of the medium and provides a  framework for engagement with the graduate students. Erik Madigan Heck has received considerable recognition for his lush fashion photographs that reference the romantic history of theater, opera, dance and beauty, and the natural world as an extravagant display of deeply saturated color and light. As the recipient of the Artist in Residence award, Erik will work with the students throughout the school year as well as participating in a public conversation at SVA on his work.

Eric is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar UK, and a frequent video director for Nowness.  He was awarded the Infinity Award from the ICP/International Center for Photography and received a gold medal from the Art Directors Club.  He is represented by IMG+William Morris Endeavor.

New York Fashion Film Festival March 17, 6:30pm, SVA Theater

We asked industry insiders to choose their favorite fashion films of the year and they've answered! Click the Eventbrite button below to get your free tickets!

Admission is free and open to the public. This event typically sells out. Your Eventbrite ticket is not a guarantee of admission to NYFFF, so please arrive early!

The New York Fashion Film Festival seeks to investigate the evolving genre of fashion film and explore its influence and impact on the fashion industry. The NYFFF hosts an annual screening of selected fashion films to recognize outstanding creative work and encourage discourse on the nature of the genre, its growing relevance to the world of business and fashion as well as the potential for fashion film to be a platform for invention, creativity and cultural inquiry.


Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar


SVA Theater - 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 - View in Map

Above Image: Pierre Debusschere, Film: Earthly Delights

SVA MPS Graduate Fashion Photography is pleased to announce the recipient of the first annual Neiman Marcus Scholarship, Wenjun Miakoda Liang

Wenjun Liang

Wenjun Liang

In support of the future of fashion photography, the visionary department store provides a partial scholarship to a deserving applicant, based on the promise of their work,  its imagination, and risk. Wenjun Liang of the class of 2016, represents the aspirations of the program with work that is experimental, elegant, and has great visual and conceptual clarity.

The MPS Graduate Fashion Photography department is an intensive one-year degree program offering practicing photographers the opportunity to advance their bodies of work under the guidance of photographers, editors, creative directors and digital retouchers working at the forefront of fashion today. Bridging the gap between “high” and “low” culture, commercial and fine art photography, still and moving images, the program is dedicated to exploiting the full potential of fashion photography as a platform for invention and creativity.