Rhode Island School of Design 2017 MFA Graduate Show
July 20 – 28, 2017

Opening reception:
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where Water Comes Together is an exhibition of the work created by the 2017 graduates of the RISD MFA Photography Program. These artists have been guided in critiques and thesis committee meetings by a rich and diverse group of faculty and guests. Ann Fessler, Steven Smith, and Brian Ulrich have led the graduate group critique. Students benefited from individual and guest critiques from artists Drew Donovan, Whitney Hubbs, Pedro Letria, Christina Seely, Catherine Wagner, and Letha Wilson; curator Corey Kelley (SFMOMA); and gallerists Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching (Klompching Gallery), in addition to Brian Paul Clamp (ClampArt).

All graduates have completed a thesis book, monograph, and a portfolio of prints—now part of the RISD photo archive, which includes work by such former graduates as Bill Burke, Talia Chetrit, Jim Dow, Linda Connor, Emmet Gowin, David Benjamin Sherry, and Francesca Woodman, among many others.

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