Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
This Convoke book brings Joseph Maida, artist and teacher, together with 6 of his distinguished students, who studied with him at New York’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) between 2010 and 2014. Five years into their careers, these photographers are making great strides. In this volume, Maida constellates their work in a dynamic visual conversation through a thought-provoking edit and sequence. In his introduction, Maida writes:
“The Photographing of America is a large order — read at all literally, the phrase would be an absurdity,” wrote Robert Frank in his application for a Guggenheim Fellowship in
Photography in 1954.
Zak Krevitt, Molly Matalon, Corey Olsen, Pat O’Malley, Tim Schutsky, and Caroline Tompkins, six contemporary photographers following in Frank’s footsteps, are well aware of the inherent absurdity of photographing the entire United States. Instead of taking on the task alone, they are going at it together, working in collaboration while honing their individual perspectives. And in the process, they are forming a new wave in American photography. Graduates of the School of Visual Arts’ (SVA) BFA Photography program, the members of this group solidified steadfast bonds while still in college, seeking out community and connections whenever possible.