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Grad Photography Work on Display

First- and second-year MFA students simultaneously present two distinctive approaches to exhibiting fine art.

Perspectives on Praxis

RISD students test ideas about art and pedagogy by working directly with local teenagers.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

The Artist Upending Photography’s Brutal Racial Legacy

The New York Times describes the photographs of alumna Deana Lawson MFA 04 PH as regal, loving and unburdened, imagining a world in which Black people are free from the distortions of history.

What Was Lost, What Was Stolen

Visiting artist Dionne Lee questions the makers and motives behind historical American landscape photography.

Deana Lawson Wins 2020 Hugo Boss Prize

Vogue reports on the Brooklyn-based Photography MFA’s $100,000 honorarium and her portraits chronicling the Black diaspora.

2020 Grads Share Work Virtually

From film premieres to the grad thesis show, graduating students are turning to alternative outlets for showcasing their work.

Ross Earns USA Fellowship

Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross—a self-described “liberated documentarian”—is now also a 2020 United States Artists Fellow.

Photographing the Arctic

Alumna Acacia Johnson’s stunning photo essay about Inuit peoples of the Canadian Arctic appears in National Geographic.