Tischtography Under Construstion

9 Aug




It’s our last day as a class and you can definitely feel the tension in the room, rushing to print both our final exhibition projects and last assignments, everyone was non stop on the go today in the classrooms. TA’s with their hands on deck running to help us all at once. We finally have it all finalized and hanging. It was a bittersweet day for us all, being able to work together as a class and as close friends we spent our last 12 hours together putting all our effort towards this final project. This exhibition tomorrow is one we’ve all been waiting for, to show off to all the faculty and especially our families our hard work. Saying our final goodbyes will definitely be a hard one but we can all say that this is an experience we will never forget. We made new friendships and became so close. This experience for me was one of the most amazing learning experiences, I expanded my knowledge on everything i thought i knew. All the tools we got from this program will be used in the future without a doubt, and living in the city was something we’ve all loved to experience. 

Goodluck to all the seniors applying to Tisch this school year.


-Shailee Ben-David

The End (Almost)

8 Aug

This week has been a mad scramble for all of us to turn in our papers, final projects, reviews, and statements. However, I have found that everyone has really bonded and come together in the past week. We’ve been encouraging each other and offering solutions to problems that have arisen (our final critique today lasted almost 4 hours…!), as well as having fun. Today, we had a dance party in the darkroom to the Motown music we heard at the musical last night (ok maybe I was the only one dancing..), and although everyone was stressed to finish their projects in time for the critique, spirits were still high and we all made sure to support everyone. I can’t really imagine not being here next week because we have all gotten really close and we are so adjusted to the program. It is funny to think about the first week here, where we were just getting to know each other and the program. I remember that during the lighting demo in the first week, we were so scared to speak up and direct each other and ask questions to our teachers. Now, with 2 days left, it is so strange to think that I won’t walk in to Tisch on Monday and see our teachers and TAs, as well as my classmates. This experience has been so amazing and I will never forget it. 


ClaireImagePhotograph of Olga that I took during the lighting demo our teachers gave us.


Fun, Broadway, and Crunch Time

7 Aug

Fun, Broadway, and Crunch Time

As our photography group has begun to prepare for our final exhibition, the pressure to create our best work, and enjoy our last week in the city is mounting. Monday night our teachers and TAs took us to a BBQ meal in Williamsburg, and the photo students enjoyed a beautiful New York sunset on our way back to the Subway station. Today pressure was definitely in the atmosphere as everyone is beginning to rush to get everything edited, printed, written up, and on the wall for our last critique tomorrow. I know that for me this has been the most intense photography project I’ve ever taken on; definitely on the same level as final essays at my school. This program has challenged me more than any of my other art classes to push my photography as far as I can take it, and I know all the stress that I feel now will eventually be worth it in the end. Tonight we took a much-needed break by going out to the Broadway show “Motown,” which had some of the best Broadway music that I’ve heard. Crossing my fingers for the critique tomorrow, good luck to everyone!

(photo by Katie Fournier)


6 Aug

My time so far at Tisch with their Summer High School Prgram has been amazing. I’ve already learned so much and has grown as an artist. I feel that this program has really opened my eyes to the different types and styles of photography.

In class everyone is getting ready for the final show! Its so exciting but also nerve racking, we are all so busy, the work will pay off though. Can’t wait until the 9th!ImageAn image that u=I’m working on for my final project.


-Roger Freeman

Some Websites to Check Out

5 Aug

Hey all,

Thanks again for your attention on sunday, your feedback was valuable.

Here is my website if you want to see some earlier projects.

I hope some of you got a chance to check out the books I brought, if not here are those artist’s websites.




This is a golden experience

4 Aug

Coming to New York for the first time was always something I had always dreamed of and especially for a photography summer program. For the past three weeks I have learned so much about myself, my photography, the culture of New York, and from very photographers my age. I learned how to work a film camera for the first time and I have absolutely fallen in love with film and will consider to shoot more when I get back home. I also learned that it is also okay to take stupid pictures & not over think what I’m taking a picture of, which was hard. Being surrounded with very talented people was the cherry on top. Learning to confidently share my work with others and not be self-conscious about it was something I became more comfortable with. Not only was I surrounded with talented people, I also made memories that I will never forget. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with  Aysha, Amber, Roger, Katie & Ysabell was one of the best nights I ever had.

1st photo: first project
2nd photo: dark room
3rd photo: establishing my view of NYC
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Guess what Sophie learned!!!

3 Aug

To be honest when I started this program I had no idea that the work would be this hard but so fun at the same time. I can confidently say that I have learned so much over the past three weeks, and I know I will learn a lot more about photography in the next week. I learned new things in the technical world of photography and physical world; I learned that the temperature of the chemicals is crucial when developing, and I learned that photographs can have deeper meanings that take digging. I’ve seen so many different photographs from various photographers and have learned how different photography can be to someone; one artist could photograph the floor and explain a deeper meaning to it than just where people walk, and another artist can shoot New York City and explain how the city is important to them. Not every photograph has to be pleasing to the eye, sometimes a deeper meaning makes a photograph more beautiful. From receiving this knowledge, as a photographer, I have challenged myself to shoot places, people, and objects that would not normally be beautiful to the eye; I would shoot things that would take longer to understand the beauty and importance. 

-Sophie LevyImageImage


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