PR ART NEWS - Puerto Rican artist María del Mar Hernández Gil de Lamadrid was selected for the group show “Keywords for Contemporary Photography: Privacy, Space, Voice” at Photoville 2016 in New York City. A premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries, the annual festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.
Immersion and interactivity are at the heart of what makes Photoville such a successful and popular event, allowing it to become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide. Photoville’s fourth edition (2015) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, welcomed over 72,000 visitors.
About the group show
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.
Photography itself is often described as particularly sensitive to changes in technology, art, and society-at-large. As a result, what matters for the medium has shifted many times throughout the course of its history and will continue to do so. This exhibition acts as a collective, nuanced and visual definition of what matters for photography today.
Featuring: Maryanne Braine, Michael DiFeo, Amanda Field, Shannon Finnell, Isadora Frost (in collaboration with Matthew Brennan), María del Mar Hernández, Annaleena Keso, Jenna Petrone, Ariana Sarwari, Abhishek Sharma, Richard Wade and Eva Zar
Artists are current graduate students in the MFA Photography program at Parsons School of Design in New York City. The MFA in Photography program at Parsons School of Design functions as a 21st-century studio and think tank. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production. A rigorous critique process and regular meetings with faculty, visiting artists and critics help students develop a unique point of view and situate themselves and their work within the larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.