FIT BFA Senior Thesis Projects 2016

Featuring: Mickey Aloisio, Melanie Barksdale, TJ Boegle, Alex Golshani, Maria Kepinski, Trupal Pandya and Kristina Wagner

Presented by
Fashion Institute of Technology

Curated by

Professors Ron Amato and Brian Emery, 2016 thesis advisors

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Students graduating from the Photography and the Digital Image Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Fashion Institute of Technology exhibited their senior thesis projects in a group-curated show on the school’s campus in May 2016, as part of the annual School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition. Omni was a collective showcase of individual long-term projects that directly reflect the photographic techniques and styles developed during the students’ years at FIT. Examining themes such as identity, body image, gender politics, and dissolving cultures, the exhibition challenged and provoked viewers to question their preconceptions. The different photographic techniques employed, as well as the myriad themes explored by the students, are reminders that photography still remains a major medium of expression and perspective.

ORGANIZATION BIO

The photographic image, whether moving or still, helps define the culture of a particular place and time. Our imagery documents experiences, expresses political attitudes, embodies fashion trends and explores emotions — providing a literal and figurative snapshot of society. These images are not only reacting to the world around them, they also have the potential to change it. In a world where social media is more and more image-driven, each generation of image-makers builds their own visual culture, directing our attention toward new ideas and new ways of seeing. The work that comprises the graduating exhibition from the Photography department at FIT is a microcosm of the larger photographic universe.

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