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School of Visual Arts Photography Partnership

Aug 17, 2022 | Park

School of Visual Arts Photography Partnership

Attacca Quartet, Photographer June Siegler
Attacca Png Girl
Attacca Crowd David PNG
Cello Profile David PNG
Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert, Photographer David Schulder
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Attacca Full Band Siegler Png

Madison Square Park hosts dozens of events every year, ranging from musical performances to guided tours to educational activities and more. Oftentimes the Conservancy relies on generous volunteer photographers to capture these events. By lending us their time and talents, these volunteers play a pivotal role in helping us promote the park’s programming to a wider audience.

One group we have worked closely with are photography students from the School of Visual Arts (SVA). SVA Professor Joe Sinnott has been arranging opportunities for his students to hone their craft while capturing photos of events in the park for over 15 years. “[The Conservancy] gets terrific artists across a wide range of genres,” says Professor Sinnott. “And the students get a lot of opportunities to create not just live-performance photos, but all the pictures that make up a well-covered live performance experience.”

Last month, Professor Sinnott’s students stopped by the park to photograph the Attacca Quartet concerts on the Oval Lawn. These programs were arranged as part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide series, and inspired by Cristina Iglesias’ Landscape and Memory exhibition. Some of the incredible photographs captured by SVA students June Siegler and David Schulder are shared in the slideshow above.

“The students get an opportunity to hone their performance photography skills in a challenging and welcoming environment, but they also get a chance to explore the space and people in it to find pictures that speak to broader themes and interests,” says Professor Sinnott.

Madison Square Park is so grateful to the professor and his students at SVA for their hard work and creativity, and we look forward to continuing to partner with them to capture and share images of our diverse programming in the years to come.

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