School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
December 1, 2023
Distinguished Alumni Award winners named for 2023-2024
Twelve RIT alumni have been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2023-2024 year. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.
November 15, 2023
Alumnus Vincent Alban named College Photographer of the Year for second year in a row
Students and alumni from RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences received a total of seven awards in this year’s international College Photographer of the Year competition. Among the awards, Vincent Alban ’23 earned the title of College Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row.
November 6, 2023
Prospective students explore RIT art and design programs at National Portfolio Day event
The College of Art and Design welcomed 226 young artists to campus for its National Portfolio Day event, where prospective students met one-on-one with faculty about their artwork and different programs.
October 13, 2023
New site celebrates Pulitzer Prize legacy of alumni
RIT photojournalism alumni have a strong legacy of journalistic excellence, as recognized by the growing number of graduates receiving Pulitzer Prize honors. Their accomplishments are showcased on a new website, rit.edu/pulitzers.
October 3, 2023
These Black transgender activists are fighting to ‘simply be’
National Geographic features a project by Joshua Rashaad McFadden, assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, offering a perspective into the lives of Black transgender and nonbinary individuals.
September 20, 2023
Atiba Jefferson shares his skills and experience with photography students during visit to RIT
A group of RIT photography students dropped in at Roc City Skatepark last Friday with photographer Atiba Jefferson to practice their photo skills and learn from an industry expert.
September 16, 2023
Skating through the lens: Renowned photographer teaches RIT students the art of capturing action
WHAM-TV features a workshop with RIT photography students at Roc City Skatepark.
September 10, 2023
What Leotard Can Compare to This?
The New York Times features Pari Dukovic ’06 (professional photographic illustration). (This content may require a subscription to view.)
August 30, 2023
New School of Design director, faculty hires ready for 2023-24 academic year
The College of Art and Design welcomes new hires to its faculty roster while longtime faculty Alex Lobos assumes a role as director of the School of Design.
August 25, 2023
Well, hello, Wallace Library, have we met?
First came COVID-19, then came a massive construction project, and now after more than three-and-half years, RIT’s university library reopens with a new look and a new neighbor.
August 14, 2023
Alumni come together to produce new film, ‘Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth’
Alumni from RIT’s photography programs joined forces to create a new film, Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
August 2, 2023
Alumnus makes indelible mark on Rochester arts community
Richard Margolis '78 MFA (graphic arts and photography) was integral in forming Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts and has photographed many of Rochester's well-known architectural marvels, public art pieces and historic big trees.