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Six Students' Photos Featured in National Exhibit
Posted 11/29/2017 06:53PM

Bay Ridge Prep Upper School students were selected to be a part of a nationwide high school art exhibit at the School of Visual Arts, a leading art college in New York City. The exhibit focused on the theme of "2017 America". The six students whose photography is on display are Lena Bramsen '20, John Ciantro '18, Justin Herzfeld '19, Sol Mandalaoui '21, Lauren Parnes '19 and William Succop '20. Their photos can be seen below.

According to SVA, the exhibit aims to give voice to the newest members of the visual arts community and showcases the work of students from 30 states and drawn from over 2,000 submitted works.

The exhibit's website says, "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."

SVA adds that "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."


"The Eclipse" by Lena Bramsen


"Love" by John Ciantro



"City Building" by Justin Herzfeld


"Untitled" by Sol Mandalaoui


"Rustic Metals" by Lauren Parnes


"Fissures" by William Succop


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