Apparatus of Discomfort

An exploration of the photographic potential to reimagine relationships between bodies and feeling through abstraction, infrastructure, and identity, from work created by current students in Parsons’ MFA Photography program.

Featuring: Sophie Barkham, Maryanne Braine, Dawnja Burris, Siho Chang, Shannon Finnell, Miguel Gonzalez, Diana Guerra, Hannah Harley, María del Mar Hernández Gil de Lamadrid, Lindsay Hill, Guaier Huang & Runzhong Wang, Monika Izing, Spandita Malik, Jenna Petrone, Isadora Frost, Ariana Sarwari, Richard Wade, Luyao Wang, Adrian White, and Eva Zar.

Presented by

MFA Photography, Parsons School of Design

Curated by
Jeanine Oleson

“Apparatus of Discomfort” is an exploration of the photographic potential to reimagine relationships between bodies and feeling through abstraction, infrastructure, and identity. The work is created by current students in Parsons’ MFA Photography program. The artists in this exhibition form complex and varied approaches as they consider themes in contemporary photographic strategies and tactics.

ARTIST BIO

Current students of Parsons’ MFA Photography program.

ORGANIZATION BIO

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 larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.

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