Saturday, November 18 - Saturday, December 2
Reception: Thursday, November 30
6:00 – 8:00pm
SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, Lobby, New York, NY
High School students throughout the United States are invited by the BFA Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts to exhibit their photography alongside their peers in a group show that explores themes of America in 2017. Each artist who submits work is guaranteed to be represented in “2017 America,” which aims to give voice to the newest members of the visual community. The exhibition will be on view from November 17th through December 3rd at SVA Gramercy Gallery in New York City.
Understanding the perspectives of the young, whose future will be impacted the most by decisions made in this tumultuous time, is crucial. SVA’s BFA Photography and Video Department is eager to know who they are: what they are seeing and thinking, how they would define this vast country in the present, and what they feel about it.
All genres and sensibilities are encouraged to be expressed from work that is overtly political and issue-oriented, to that which lends a very personal interpretation to life in the United States at this moment.
Submissions are welcomed through October 1, 2017 at midnight. Each entry is limited to five images, and at least one of each will be chosen to exhibit. The work will be printed by the BFA Photography and Video Department, and the dimensions of the work will be chosen by the exhibition team. The exhibition, along with its reception on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00-8:00pm, will be free and open to the public.
BFA Photography and Video students at SVA immerse themselves in all aspects of commercial and fine art photography and video, gaining a better understanding of various genres, ideas and vocabularies. With access to cutting-edge facilities—as well as a 100-plus faculty of photographers, museum directors, critics, art directors, editors and collectors—they are able to hone their craft and cultivate their own sensibility and visual style.