End of Year Party and Silent Auction at SVA in New York City on 7/10/2013

I recently received an invitation to and was encouraged to spread the word about the End of Year Party and Silent Auction being held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City to celebrate the completion of the MPS Digital Photography department’s 2013 Summer Session. The silent auction will help raise money for Thesis Project Scholarships for the Class of 2014.

The School of Visual Arts holds a special place in my heart because when I was just starting out in my career, I took a number of evening photo classes at SVA and every one of them was taught by a working pro who helped instill in me not only many of the technical aspects of what it takes to be a professional photographer, but also how to work with different types of clients, from magazines to ad agencies. Quite a few years later, I was honored to have the opportunity to conduct a lecture for one of Katrin Eismann’s classes (Katrin is the Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Digital Photography program at the School of Visual Arts), and I later had the honor of  judging a print competition for students who were enrolled in the MPS in Digital Photography program at that time. Over the years, I’ve also visited some of the program’s Thesis exhibitions, and I’ve always been very impressed by the work on the walls, as well as the printed Thesis catalogs that have been produced for the shows.

I know that the funds raised for the event on July 10 will go toward helping some very creative minds move forward in their careers. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is requested by the hosts. For more information or to RSVP, visit this page.

Below is the full text of the invitation with specific information about some of the items that will be auctioned:

Please join us for the End of Year Party and Silent Auction to celebrate the completion of the MPS Digital Photography department’s 2013 Summer Session and to raise money towards Thesis Project Scholarships for the Class of 2014. All money raised will be matched by (up to $5000) by friends of the department. Meaning whatever you bid will be doubled for the Scholarship Fund!

Please come and join the graduating students, faculty and staff to celebrate with some adult libations and to bid on a wide variety of beautiful prints, photography books and professional services that have been donated by alumni, faculty, thesis advisors, and our professional industry partners. Some of the items to bid on include:

  • Signed books by Amy Stein, Chris Buck, Greg Gorman, Jaime Permuth, Robert Herman, and Ellen Wallenstein.
  • Prints by Greg Gorman, John Delaney, Jack Reznicki, Jaime Permuth, Robert Herman, and Maryana Hordeychuk.
  • Professional Services by Elizabeth Avedon, Stella Kramer, and Michael Foley.
  • Products donated by Moab, X-Rite, Ilford, B&H Photo and Mac-on-Campus

We look forward to seeing you on July 10th on the 11th floor!

Here’s the link again for more information or to RSVP.


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peter michelli - July 1, 2013

Hi Andrew, I met you at. Calumet and needed you to help me out with color management….I’ll give you call and see if we can get that going (!).
I’m so happy to see you’re supporting the SVA Digital Photography online program…Perhaps I will see you there…!


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