Photography may be realistic, pictorial, conceptual, constructed and deconstructed: all this is represented in the exhibits - a sort of “short history of photography”. One element however remains unchanged and present in all the works on display: the relation of photography with time, photography as a medium which exists in the past, present and future all at once. Like amaranth, the flower that according to legend never fades, the images of thirty students chosen for the exhibition open to the exploration of photography as an element interrupting the time dimension which marks human life.
The exhibits of thirty graduates, chosen by curator Michelle Bogre as the homage paid to the theme of eternity, the fil rouge of Fotografia Europea 2009. All are part of the collection that has grown during the span of fourteen years of the partnership between Max Mara and Parsons The New School for Design of New York.
Photos by: Nathan Ian Anderson/Lee Balzano/Robin Blauschild/Frick Byers/Stephan Crasneanscki/Izabella Demavlys/Sherry Griffin/Lyndsey Hawkins/Aaron Hillebrand/Darwisa Kagalingan/Kevin Kwan/Hannah Ljungh/Brian McCarty/Gabriel Mendes/Jared Moossy/Chris Nesbit/Nectarious Papanicolaou/Rebecca Phillips/Mary Presley Adams/Georgina Richardson/Tasha Roth/George Saitas/Sarah Smith/Judith Stephens/Sarah Sudhoff/Eva Suler de Pellegrin/Kayla Wiener/Sarah Wilmer/Amy Wilson
Michelle Bogre is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design. She is documentary photographer and freelance writer. Her photographs and articles have been published in many popular magazines such as American Photo, Popular Photography, Time, Newsweek, Paris Match, and she has been contibuting editor for several books, among which The Design Dictionary (Birkhauser Press, 2008). Bogre curated Fantasy, New York at the Hermés Gallery in New York.
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