Collaborators

CONVOKE collaborates with with artists who are redefining the hegemonic as a place of inclusion.

 

 

Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. Adams began to photograph professionally in 1930, and in 1932 was a founding member of the f/64 group in San Francisco, California. In 1940 he created the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, along with Beaumont Newhall and David McAlpin. From 1942 to 1944 Adams acted as the photographic adviser to the United States Army and photographed at the Manzanar Relocation Center. In 1944, his work from this project was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and published in the book, Born Free and Equal. In 1962 Adams moved to Carmel, California where he founded the Friends of Photography in 1967. He continued to document the landscape of the American West. 

anseladams.com

Ryker Allen

Ryker Allen (b. 1997) is a gender nonconforming photographer from San Antonio, currently based in New York City focusing on young queer masculinity and boys they’ve dated. Ryker is the Photo Editor of Hello Mr. and were named by Conde Nast as one of “the most exciting queers to follow in 2018.” Selections of their work have been shown alongside artists like Nan Goldin, Bruce Weber, Jack Pierson, and more at Colette in Paris, photo fair Unseen Amsterdam, and emerging photographer auctions with Dan Cooney Fine Art, New York. Ryker’s work has been featured by publications like InterviewDocument JournalW magazine, OUTNylon Japan, VICEi-DA PartFucking Young. They are currently studying at The School of Visual Arts, working on a BFA in Photo and Video. 

rykerallen.com

 
 

Mizz Even

Mizz Even is a writer who sometimes lives in New York City. 

mizzeven.com

Brandon Isralsky

Brandon Isralsky’s work is rooted in fashion photography and pin-up art. His practice relies on existing images which he scans, prints out, tears apart and marks upon to prompt a larger conversation around misogyny, media representation, and the male gaze. His signature wheat-pasted tag, a unique re-appropriation of a woman’s cleavage, has become a defining image in his growing body of work, which is showcased, collected, and shared in the age of Instagram. 

A military brat of Afro-Peruvian and Polish-Jewish descent, Israksly grew up on Governors Island and became enamored with metropolitan street life from an early age because its close proximity to Manhattan. He studied photography and video in the Master’s program at the School of Visual Arts and has shown his work at the Museum of Sex and 51 Orchard, among others.

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Ina Jang

Ina Jang graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2010 and completed her studies in the MPS Fashion Photography Program in 2012 from the School of Visual Arts. Her works have been shown in internationally acclaimed galleries and festivals, including the New York Photo Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale Paris Photo, Unseen and Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. 
She was a Foam Talent and a finalist at the Hyeres Festival in 2011. In 2016, Photo District News announced her as one of the PDN 30 Emerging Photographers. Her latest project, Utopia, was shown last year at Musee de beaux-arts Le Locle in Switzerland. Her works have been published in Time MagazineBritish Journal of PhotographyIMA Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine

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Zak Krevitt

Zak Krevitt (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is an artist and advocate for LGBTQ+ communities. His work lives within his commitment to queer advocacy and represents his lived experiences both public and private. His work also deals heavily in concepts of transformation, post-humanism, power-exchange, anthropology, and the ability to create authenticity through photographic crystallization of reified desire. For over a decade, he has been working with, marching for, and fundraising alongside his queer community for a variety of related causes. Most recently he began long distance cycling while making his photographs, in conjunction with fundraising efforts for HIV/AIDS. Krevitt is also a professor in the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography and Video Department in NYC under the guidance of Joseph Maida. He hopes to impart a spirit of activism, adventure, community and creative expansion to his students. 

www.zakkrevitt.com

 
 

Joseph Maida

Joseph Maida is an artist, writer, and educator, who chairs the BFA Photography and Video Department at New York's School of Visual Arts. Maida has exhibited his work extensively in the United States, Europe, Japan and China in solo exhibitions at  Wallspace, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, the Nikon Salons, Tokyo and Osaka, and 403 International Art Center, Wuhan, among others.  His work has also been included in group exhibitions in New York at the International Center for Photography (ICP); Yancey Richardson Gallery; Art in General; Artists Space; the Queens Museum; and the Bronx Museum and internationally at Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Kunsthalle Wien; the Witte de With, Rotterdam; C/O Berlin; and the Photographers’ Gallery, London, among others. His commissioned work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times MagazineNew York Magazine, WWallpaper, and Vice, and his monographs New Natives and Born Free and Equal were published by L’Artiere (Bologna, Italy) in 2015 and COVOKE (New York, NY) in 2018 respectively. Maida earned his BA summa cum laude in architecture and art history from Columbia University and his MFA in photography from Yale University.

josephmaida.net

Molly Matalon

Molly Matalon is a photographer born and raised in South Florida. She received her BFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work deals with desire, idealization, and power dynamics, fixing a gaze that empowers and provides a rarely seen female photographic viewpoint. This sincere and personal language is carried through into her editorial work, which has been published in The New York Times, M, Le Monde, Interview Magazine, and Wallpaper*, among others. Vuu studio has published two monographs of her work, which has also been exhibited in the United States and internationally. Matalon currently lives and works in New York.

www.mollymatalon.com

 
 

Corey Olsen

Corey Olsen is a photographer from Maine currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2014. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Julie Saul Gallery in New York City, following his first monograph, “Garage Still Lifes,” published by Silent Sound Books. Olsen also shoots commissions for clients including Nike, Alexander Wang, Kenzo, and Helmut Lang.

coreyolsen.net

Pat O’Malley

Pat O’Malley (b. 1989) is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2014, he received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been shown in group exhibitions in the United States and Europe, as well as featured in various print and web publications. He released his first book, Cruiser (self-published), in 2018. Whether shooting organically or in the studio, he uses flattened images to reveal the many layers of beauty and irony in our contemporary landscape and everyday objects. He is originally from Omaha, Nebraska.

www.patomalley.net

 
 

Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson was born in 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1984. He lives and works in New York. Pierson has had recent solo exhibitions at the CAC Malaga, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Aspen Art Museum. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other museums worldwide. Pierson is represented by Cheim & Read, New York.

jackpiersonstudio.com

Dean Sameshima

Jack Pierson was born in 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1984. He lives and works in New York. Pierson has had recent solo exhibitions at the CAC Malaga, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Aspen Art Museum. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other museums worldwide. Pierson is represented by Cheim & Read, New York.

www.deansameshima.com

 
 

Tim Schutsky

Tim Schutsky (Born 1986, Philadelphia, Pa.), lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he works as a photographer for hire.  His work has been published in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wallpaper* and Interview Magazine and has been exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally.

www.timschutsky.com

Caroline Tompkins

Originating from Cincinnati, Ohio, Caroline Tompkins received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with her work featured on the BBC, Vogue, and The New York Times among many others. Caroline worked as a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek for five years before leaving to pursue her own practice in 2019. She is currently a professor at the School of Visual Arts as well as a freelance photographer for editorial and commercial clients. Caroline's photographs explore issues of female sexuality, localism, and the sincerity within them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

www.carolinetompkins.com