Mathey College Portrait Project
Held in Spring 2018 at Mathey College, Princeton, the Portrait Projected aimed to diversify artistic representations at the College and to foster discussion about diversity across campus. The Project was funded by Princeton University Iconography Initiative, the Department of Visual Arts, and Mathey College.
The Project began on the 31st of March, 2018, with a masterclass on portrait photography taught by Professor Deana Lawson. The masterclass covered the foundations of both the theory and practice of portrait photography. After the masterclass students used state-of-the-art equipment to produce their own work.
The photographs in the exhibition were selected from the many works captured by students at the masterclass. The exhibition opened on the 7th of May and hung at Mathey College through Summer and Fall 2018. The complete collection is here.
The project was conceptualized and directed by Gabriel Shapiro, the masterclass was taught by Deana Lawson, and the show was curated by Margaret Kurkoski. CJ Amour assisted with coordination and Yuanyuan Zhao printed the photographs. The student photographers were: Karissa Lowe, Michelle Min, Nathan Phan, Gargi Sadalgekar, Aisha Tahir, Alice Tang, & Yuanyuan Zhao
Below is a selection of work from the Project. The complete gallery along with select curatorial notes can be found here.