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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.

Portrait of a Reputation

A revealing exhibition draws from photographer George Lange’s friendship with the late Francesca Woodman while they were at RISD.

Forbes 2020 Salutes Rising Stars

Seven artists and designers from RISD are recognized in the annual roundup of young entrepreneurs.

Outside In

Mixed-media artist Esther Solondz MFA 80 PH uses milkweed to create a quirky environmental installation at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.

New Grads Present Fresh Perspectives

Emerging photographers Steph Foster MFA 19 PH, Viktor Hübner MFA 19 PH and Izabela Jurcewicz MFA 19 PH offer penetrating views of American life.