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Annual Call for Applications - Deadline is January 14, 2018

The priority deadline for application is January 14, 2018. Applications will be considered until the class is full, after that date applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. In February, shortlisted applicants will be notified. Shortlisted applicants will either visit campus in Hartford, CT or speak with the admissions committee via Skype during the dates February 16-17, 2018. In early March, all applicants will be notified of Acceptance Decisions.

American Surfaces and The Photobook at MOMA

Hartford MFA Alumnae books among 'seminal photobooks of the past century'

Congratulations to both Tim Carpenter (MFA '12) and Bryan Schutmaat (MFA '12) whose photobooks have both been included in the current exhibition running in conjunction with the Stephen Shore retrospective at MOMA. On display now through March 18, 2018

As described by organizer Philip Parente, Library Collections Coordinator:

HAS MFA at Paris Photo 2017

Come find us at Paris Photo 2017!

There are a number of Faculty and Alumnae Books here at the festival, take a look at schedules and drop in for a signed book! Here are a couple of suggestions to get your started: Robert Lyons @ Polycopies Thursday Nov, 9 at 6pm and Nov, 11 at 3pm Morgan Ashcom @ OFFPrint Saturday Nov 11 at 3:30pm and SundayNovember 12 at 2pm

Aperture 2017 Photobook Awards

Congratulations go out to Mary Frey and Jenia Fridlyand - great to see you both on Aperture's First PhotoBook shortlist! And to Paul Schiek on the PhotoBook of the Year shortlist!

More info here at the Aperture Foundation website.

Sept 30th: Hartford Book Release Party & Panel Discussion: Farewell Photobook

Hartford Book Release Party & Panel Discussion: Farewell Photobook

The event is to take place on September 30, 2017 at the Con Artist Collective (119 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002). Doors open at 5pm, beginning at 5:30 PM all participating artists will engage in a lively panel discussion about the book making process moderated by Michael Vahrenwald, faculty/advisor HAS MFA. A book signing of recently published works will follow the discussion from 7-9PM.

Small Talk Collective highlighted in the latest issue of FRACTION

Jennifer Timmer Trail (MFA'12) is one of seven women living and creating in Portland, OR that began the Small Talk Collective in order to, in their own words, "provide support, exchange ideas, critique work, and pool our resources." Follow this link to read the full article and see selected work from the Small Talk Collective.


Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers

Congratulations to Nicholas Pollack (Class of 2014) for his inclusion in this exhibition which aims to "re-examine the genre of social documentary photography by focusing on the shifting criteria embedded within the public image, and the responses of imagemakers to these transformations."

Read the full Press Release from the Vorhees Gallery here

TONIGHT! Annual Thesis Exhibition August 11, 7-9pm

On view: August 6–12 Gallery hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Reception: August 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Joseloff Gallery, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117