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MENTORS, an exhibition currently on display at the School of Visual Arts in NYC features the work of a select group of the institution’s current BFA students – young photographers who are clearly making their mark within the walls of this prestigious conservatory. The exhibition’s theme, as the show’s title indicates, focuses on the students working relationships with leading members of the NYC arts community, experts in their respective fields. From photographer Ryan McGinley and Laurie Simmons, to Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine Kathy Ryan and Jody Quon, New York Magazine’s Photography Director, students and mentors are paired together to cultivate relationships and introduce new talent into the working NYC art scene. Chair of the BFA Photography Program at SVA explicates, “We seek to provide our students with opportunities that support their growth as professional artists. Working with these mentors offers our students an invaluable learning experience, one that inspires them and challenges them.”

WHERE: SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York, NY

WHEN: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM through April 5th

***Photo by SVA BFA Candidate Abigail Rae