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Session 1: June 1-July 1, 2016
Session 2: July 6-August 5, 2016
Tuition: $3,000 per session
4 undergraduate studio credits per session 

This intensive residency offers participants the opportunity to work in technologically advanced facilities with a renowned faculty to bring critical rigor to the serious photographer. While working in all phases of black-and-white, color, digital and alternative processes, the primary function of the program is to advance the content of the artist's work through one-on-one and group critiques, lectures, museum and gallery visits, and dialogue with other participants.

Critiques and lectures complement the independent work, and together these elements form an intense program encouraging creativity, learning and progress. Faculty critiques - individual and group - will be given Monday through Thursday. Special lectures given by guest artists, critics and gallery directors are scheduled approximately once a week, and are designed to give further insight into the realities of the working photographer. The program culminates in an exhibition.

Participants have access to studio equipment and color printing facilities, digital imaging and output centers, studio lighting systems, and a variety of camera sizes and formats. Facilities are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Staff technicians are available for assistance and technical support.

Faculty and lecturers have included Vince Aletti, Josef Astor, Max Blagg, Corinne May Botz, Elinor Carucci, Jessica Craig-Martin, Michael Foley, Sally Gall, Peter Garfield, Joseph Maida, Penelope Umbrico, Ann Weathersby and Eric Weeks.

NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Residents who wish to borrow equipment from the BFA Photography Department are required to provide proof of insurance with rental endorsement, listing SVA as a co-insured. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail [email protected] or call 212.592.2188.

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Facility and Equipment Details

Camera Equipment

Canon Digital SLR Kits
13   Canon EOS 5D Mark III (23.2 MP) Kits (includes 24-105mm lens)
34   Canon EOS 5D Mark II (21.1 MP) Kits (includes 24-105mm lens)
11   Canon EOS 7D (18 MP)
  1   Canon EOS 1D Mark III (10.1 MP)
  1   Canon EOS 1DS Mark III (21.1 MP)
  1   Canon EOS 1DS Mark IV (16.1 MP)
  1   Canon EOS 1DS Mark II (16.7 MP)
  6   Canon EOS 5D (12.8 MP) Kits (includes 17-40mm lens)
  4   Canon Powershot G9 (12.1 MP) Kits
  1    Fuji X-E1 Kit (includes 35mm & 18-55mm lenses)
+ Prime Lenses, Canon brand: 24mm f1.4, 24mm f3.5 TS-E, 35mm f1.4, 45mm TS-E, 50mm f1.2, 50mm f1.4, 65mm f2.8 macro, 85mm f1.2, 85mm f1.8,    
   90mm T/S f 2.8, 100mm f2.8 Macro
+ Prime Lenses, Carl Zeiss brand: 21mm f2.8, 28mm f2.0, 35mm f2.0, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4
+ Zoom Lenses: 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 (fisheye), 16-35mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 24-105mm f4, 28-135mm f 3.5-5.6, 70-200mm f2.8 and f4.0, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6, 100-400mm f4.5-5.6
+ Canon Speedlite Flashes: 600EX-RT, 580EXII, 580EX, 550EX, ST-2 Wireless Transmitters, Quantum Turbo 2x2 Battery Packs, Lightshaping Devices (Gary           Fong, Attachable Ring Flash Modifiers)      

Large Format Cameras
11   Toyo Field 4 x 5 CF or AX Folding Field View Cameras
  6   Toyo Studio 4 x 5 CX Monorail Studio View Cameras
  1   Toyo Field 8 x 10 M II Folding View Camera (90mm, 180mm, 240mm, 360mm, 450mm)
  1   Cambo Studio 8 x 10 Monorail View Camera (90mm, 240mm, 360mm, 508mm)

+ Lenses: 65mm, 75mm, 90mm, 105mm, 120mm (macro), 135mm, 150mm, 210mm, 240mm, 300mm
+ Various accessories and Polaroid Backs for 4 x 5, accessories and Film Holders for 8 x 10 (no 4 x 5 film holders)
+Fotodiox Adapter for Canon and Nikon

Medium Format Film Camera Kits
14   Hasselblad V-Series Kits (6x6 cm) with: 80mm Lens, Finder and 120 Film Back
Lenses for Hasselblad V: 50mm, 60mm, 120mm, 150mm and 250mm
 5    Hasselblad H-Series Kits (6x4.5 cm) with: 80mm Lens, Finder and 120 Film Back
           Lenses for Hasselblad H: 35mm, 50mm, 100mm, 120mm, 150mm and 210mm
14   Mamiya RZ Kits (6x7 cm) with: 110mm Lens, Finder, 120 Film, Polaroid Back
           Lenses for RZ: 50mm, 65mm, 140mm and 180mm
 4    Mamiya Pro TL (6x4.5 cm) with: 80mm Lens, 120 Film Back, Polaroid Back
           Lenses for Pro TL: 35mm, 45mm, 55mm, 120mm and 150mm
 1    Mamiya AFD (6x4.5 cm) with: 80mm Lens, 120 Film Back, Polaroid Back
      Lenses for AFD: 35mm, 45mm, 55mm, 120mm and 150mm
11   Mamiya 7II (6x7 cm) with: 80mm Lens
           Lenses for 7II: 43mm, 50mm, 65mm and 150mm
  2   Contax 645 (6x4.5 cm) with: 80mm Lens, Finder, 120 Film Back, Polaroid Back
           Lenses for Contax 645: 45mm, 55mm and 120mm

35MM Film Cameras
3    Pentax P30 35mm Camera with 35-80mm Lens
1    Canon 35mm Camera        
1    Canon Sureshot 35mm Camera
1    Nikkormat 35mm Camera with 50mm Lens                                
1    Nikon 6006 35mm Camera with 50mm Lens
1    Nikon AF 35mm Camera with 50mm Lens
+ Vivitar 70-200mm Lens, Tamron 200-400mm Lens, Sigma 90mm lens


Studio Equipment

Studio and Portable Lighting Equipment and Accessories
  6   Profoto D4 2400R Power Packs
21   Profoto Acute 2 1200R Power Packs
16   Profoto Acute 2 2400R Power Packs
56   Profoto Acute D4 Lamp Heads
4   Profoto Pro 7B-2 Portable Battery Powered 1200 w/s Power Pack              
2   Profoto Acute B2 600 w/s Air Kits
Profoto accessories: Pro-Globe, Fresnel Spot, Barn Doors, Beauty Dish (White or Silver), 5/10/20 Grids, Magnum Reflector, Narrow Beam Reflector Wide Beam Reflector, Pro Tube, Snoots, Projector, Ring Flash, Soft Boxes, Strip Domes, Octodomes, Umbrellas
  5   Dyna-Lite 1000 and 500 w/s Kits
20   Quantum Q-Flash Portable Battery Powered Flash Kits (includes one   or two heads and power packs)
Quantum Q-Flash accessories: softboxes, snoots
  5   Vivitar 285 Portable Flash Kits: Flash plus Quantum Battery Pack and Charger
15   Sunpak 383 Portable Flash Units
30   Lowel Omni Light 500 watt 3200K Tungsten Hot Lights
15   Lowel DP Light 1000 watt 3200K Tungsten Hot Lights
10   Lowel Tota-Light 750watt 3200K Tungsten Flood Lights
  6   Arri 1000 Watt 3200K Studio Fresnel Spots
  2   Arri 650/300/150 Watt 3200K Fresnel Spots (Rolling Kits)
3   Kino-Flo Foto-Flo 400 300 watt 5500K Fluorescent Soft Lights
4   Kino-Flo Diva Lite 55 watt 5500K Fluorescent Soft Lights    
2   Kino-Flo BarFly 200 D 55 watt 5500K Fluorescent Soft Lights

Light Meters and Wireless Transmitters
12   Sekonic L-358 Flash Meters
14   Sekonic L-608 Flash Meters
13   Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meters
26   Pocket Wizard Plus Kits – Transmitters, Receivers and Transceivers

19   Gitzo Heavyweight Studio Tripods
43   Manfrotto Bogen and Induro Medium Weight Portable Tripods (2 501 HDV Video Heads)

Video Cameras
4    Canon VIXIA HV30 HD MiniDV Camcorders
2    GoPro Hero2 +Tripod Adapters, Chest Harness, Pole mount

Digital Stations / Laptops
4    Apple Mac Pro Tower 2 x 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon Dual Core studio digital carts
7    Apple MacBook Pro 15.5” 2 GHz Intel Core Duo studio laptops

2    Zoom H4N Digital Recorders
4    Zoom H1 Digital Recorder
4    Audio Technic Microphones Cold Shoe Mount for Canon SLRs
1    Sennheiser Boom Microphone
1    Juiced Link Audio Mixer    

Black-and-White Darkroom facilities
The darkrooms include 90 Omega D5XL enlargers for printing everything from Minox to 4X5 negatives. There is also an enlarger specifically designed to handle 8X10 negatives.


Digital Facilities
75 Macintosh Mac Pros
1 Epson Photo 9880 printer
1 Epson Photo 9800 printer
9 Epson Photo 4880 printers
4 Epson Photo 4800 printers
3 Epson Photo 3800 printers
20 Epson Photo 2880 printers
4 Epson Photo 2200 printers
4 Epson R2400 printers
2 Epson flatbed scanners 10000
3 Epson flatbed scanners V700
8 Epson flatbed scanners 4990
8 Imacon film scanners
8 Nikon film scanners 9000
1 Nikon film scanner 5000
22 Wacom tablets
Each computer is equipped with the latest photo imaging software.

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