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Ahndraya Parlato

Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Ahndraya Parlato

Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, Bard College; MFA, California College of the Arts


Areas of Expertise

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Parlato, Ahndraya. East of the Sun, West of the Moon. 18 Sep. 2015. CEPA, Buffalo. Exhibit.
Parlato, Ahndraya. East of the Sun, West of the Moon. 18 Sep. 2015. Unseen Festival, Amsterdam. Exhibit.
Parlato, Ahndraya. Into The Woods. 28 Jun. 2012. ClampArt, New York. Exhibit.
Parlato, Ahndraya. Complimenta I. 21 Sep. 2012. The Manse, Ithaca. Installation.
Parlato, Ahndraya. 5th International Photobook Festival. 21 Apr. 2012. Le Bal, Paris. Installation.

Currently Teaching

PHAR-201
3 Credits
This course will offer students an introduction to the discipline of fine art photography. Conceptually driven projects will be investigated through a variety of photographic techniques; reading, writing and discussion about the intent and meaning of photographic imagery will be emphasized. Aspects of still photography and moving imagery as artistic choices and practices will be presented. The goal of the course is to establish theoretical, aesthetic and technical strategies for the production of photographic artwork. If you are pursing the Fine Art Photography option this course is required.
PHAR-101
4 Credits
This course will provide an immersive introduction to the field of the photographic arts. It will emphasize both craft and visual problem solving. The course will explore: seeing and appreciating the quality of light, image capture, photographic vision, historical and contemporary genres of photography, best practices and workflow as well as an introduction to the critique forum and its practices.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
PHGR-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study allows graduate students in the Photography and Related Media program the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA *
PHFA-403
3 Credits
This course represents the final culmination of the studio/critique experience for students in fine art photography. Having established a working artistic methodology in the previous fine art courses, students will consolidate a final body of work through the critical engagement with their peers and faculty. The focus of the course will lead to the senior exhibition and the completion of a printed portfolio or other final expression of their work such as video or installation. Studio practices creation of new artwork and extensive critique experiences are featured in this course.
PHGR-703
6 Credits
This critique course, the first in a two semester sequence, will establish a working methodology, critically engage with peers, and develop a body of new artwork. At the conclusion of the semester, all students will participate in a work share event.
PHFA-402
3 Credits
This course represents part one of two parts of the culmination of the studio/critique experience for students in Fine Art Photography. Having established a working artistic methodology in previous courses, students will begin to consolidate a final body of work through the critical engagement with their peers and faculty. The focus of the course is to create works for the Senior Exhibition during spring semester in the Fine Art Portfolio II course. Studio practices and extensive critique experiences are featured in this course.
PHGR-704
6 Credits
This critique course is the second in a two semester sequence. Having established a working methodology in Studio Core I, students will continue to experiment and produce a significant body of work through critical engagement with their peers and their own research and experimentation. Successful completion of the course will result in advancement to half-candidacy via a formal review by MFA faculty.
PHGR-611
3 Credits
This course will study current issues relevant to imaging-based fine art photography and related media; how they relate to broader historical/cultural issues, and how they might suggest future directions. Emphasis is placed on the integration of critical theoretical discourse and studio practice. This course is a touchstone to current and future fine art practices through its engagement with a variety of subjects. This course may be repeated with different topics. Topic is determined by the instructor.
PHFA-511
3 Credits
A study of current issues relevant to imaging-based fine art photography and related media; how they relate to broader historical/cultural issues; and how they might suggest future directions. Emphasis is placed on the integration of critical theoretical discourse and studio practice. This course is a touchstone to current and future fine art practices through its engagement with a variety of subjects. This course can be taken multiple times but individual topics must be different.
PHFA-301
3 Credits
This course is the first in a sequence of two principle critique and production classes for students in the fine art photography option of the BFA program. Students will undertake conceptually-driven assignments to investigate their ideas through a critical engagement with peers within the context of contemporary photographic practices.

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