Stories about studios + projects

Capturing a Reservation

In 1992 when John Willis MFA 86 PH first visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he was an outsider.

Fulbright Cites RISD as a Top Producer of Scholars

RISD has emerged as a top producer of students who qualify for Fulbright grants, according to the US government’s leading sponsor of international exchanges.

Documenting Truth

Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

Pure Genius

For 2012 MacArthur FellowNatalia Almada MFA 01 PH, winning a so-called “genius grant” means one thing: freedom.

Documentaries Focused on Global Issues

Photographer, historian and documentary filmmaker Rhett Turner 98 PH talked about his inspiration, his experiences traveling the globe, and his photo and video work in a public conversation with Deborah Bright, Interim Dean of Fine Arts.

Turner Turns to Water Wars

In his most recent documentary, a timely and provocative film made for Georgia Public Broadcasting,Rhett Turner 98 PH probes the bitter, 20-year-old struggle over water and control of the waterways in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

Living Pictures

Imagine a 15th-century Hieronymus Bosch painting, with its boisterous tangle of humanity, coming alive as an experimental “living picture.

Student Artwork Gains Exposure at RISD Exposé

With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.

Alums Revive A Tiny Town in Hudson Valley

From the birth of The Steel Yard to reimagining downtown Providence through a majorpublic art grant, RISD’s tradition of community engagement in Rhode Island and beyond runs long and deep.


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