January 20, 2014

Dimitra Ermeidou awarded Grand Prize!

Author: Byron Wolfe

Dimitra Ermeidou, Polis (Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written through the code of punch cards), 2013   Dimitra Ermeidou, (MFA, Photography, 2013) and current adjunct faculty in the Tyler Photography Program received the Grand Prize (unrestricted monetary award) in the Dave Brown Projects 7th Semiannual Competition. Her work, "Polis" was selected by curators Jeremy Adams of CUT Art Foundation in New York, Janet Dees of SITE Santa Fe, and David S. Rubin of San Antonio Museum of Art. Congratulations Dimitra! Read More

December 13, 2013

Photography Student Works on Susquehanna River Project

Author: Kayla Cropper

After taking her first darkroom class in high school, Havre de Grace native Hannah Close fell in love with photography. When she decided to further her education, Close found that Tyler's Photography Department was a fit for her. "I wanted to be further away from home than Baltimore, and Philly is a great city," Close said. "Both of my parents went to Temple, plus Tyler was a beautiful, brand new facility. By far the nicest facilities of any of the art schools I applied to." Now Close is a senior and has recently been awarded both a Diamond Peers Teaching Award and a CARAS Project Grant. With the grant, Close was awarded $1,900 to spend next semester assisting with research and production on a project at the Susquehanna River. Read More

November 1, 2013

The Photo Review Award for 2013 goes to Tyler Photography program

Author: Kayla Cropper

The Board of Directors of The Photo Review have chosen the Photography program at Tyler to receive The Photo Review Award for 2013. The 24th annual award is given in recognition of the support for photography and photography education in the Philadelphia region. "The award is for service to the field, and as a new faculty and member of the Tyler community, I can say that I've been wholly impressed with the level of passion and commitment demonstrated by the whole of the Tyler Photo program," Program Director Byron Wolfe said. "It is evident that Tyler has been a positive, active, and engaged force in the Philadelphia area for a very long time, and it is gratifying to see that dedication rewarded by a prominent outside organization," Wolfe said. Read More

August 21, 2013

Tyler Alum Showcased in Crossing the Line Exhibition

Author: Kayla Cropper

Mixed Greens Gallery in New York City hosted “Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process,” a show curated by Dexter Wimberly and Larry Ossei-Mensah that showcased the importance of drawing as a foundation to making art. Ruby Amanze (Fibers/Photography BFA ’04) is one of the artists featured in this show. “‘Crossing the Line’ is a small survey of five women who have very different drawing practices. It’s also exciting because none of the artists have  Western cultural background. We’re from Iran, Korea, Nigeria, Haiti/Dominican Republic and Mexico. Drawing has, and always will be universal and I think this exhibition touches on the idea,” Amanze said. Although Amanze had a British upbringing, she was born in Nigeria. Recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Nigeria and create a new body of work. Four drawings she created while in Nigeria are featured in the show. Read More


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