The RSVP project, an initiative of online exhibitions presented by the Michael Mazzeo Gallery, brings together artists from the global photography community to present work on common themes and interests.
The second of these exhibitions, Class Pictures, was conceived at the end of the school year, a time when educators like myself have the pleasure of reveling in the birth of projects that had been gestating in classrooms, darkrooms, studios and computer labs during the previous year.
Challenged by rigorous institutional demands and the need to create compelling work while maintaining their individuality, students’ progress and achievements become evident in the richness and diversity of their final portfolio presentations. In an effort to bring some of this work to a wider audience, Class Pictures presents a diverse selection of work by a few of these outstanding undergraduate students.
The exhibition was curated from images uploaded in response to a call for submissions posted on the gallery blog. Bodies of work were chosen by a selection committee of prominent professionals from the US, Canada, and Europe including Dr. Jörg M. Colberg, Zuzana Lapitkova, Christopher Rauschenberg, P. Elaine Sharpe and Michael Paris Mazzeo.
Michael Mazzeo Gallery, located in the Chelsea arts district of Manhattan, specializes in contemporary photography, works on paper and related media.