Notre Dame student photos head to Manhattan

Three Notre Dame students earn their way into prestigious national exhibit.

Kyle Conroy and Will Baldwin, both seniors at Notre Dame, and Emily Morgan, a junior, all members of upper division art teacher Ned Devine’s photography class, had their photos (below) accepted into a special exhibition of high school photography organized by the School of Visual Arts, an art and design college located in Manhattan, New York.

High school students throughout the United States submitted entries to the BFA Photography and Video Department at SVA for the opportunity to exhibit their photographic work alongside their peers in 2017 AMERICA, which aims to “give voice to the newest members of the visual arts community.” 

2017 AMERICA is showcasing a wide range of perspectives and talent, featuring the work of students from 30 states and drawn from over 2,000 submitted works.

More from SVA on 2017 AMERICA:
One year after one of the most polarizing elections in recent history, SVA’s BFA Photography and Video Department was eager to support and understand the perspectives of the youth whose futures will be deeply affected by the decisions made during this tumultuous time. 2017 AMERICA provides a space for up-and-coming creative talents to express themselves. Viewers will gain insight into what young American artists are seeing, thinking and making, and how they define this vast country in the present. The resulting exhibition ranges from works that are overtly political and issue-oriented to those that express a more personal view of identity and life in the United States at this moment.

2017 AMERICA was curated by a team culled from the BFA Photography and Video staff: Bina Altera, Amber Dietz, Maria Dubon, Alex Hovet, Max Lee, Steven Mayer, and department chair Stephen Frailey.

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