Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Quentin Bajac, MoMA’s New Curator is at Columbia

Quentin Bajac critiquing work at Columbia. Photo, by Evan Baden, Photo MFA

Quentin Bajac critiquing work at Columbia. Photo, by Evan Baden, Photo MFA

A few weeks ago we got a special treat in the form of a guest visitor. Quentin Bajac, the new curator of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York came to Columbia to give a lecture and look at some work. 

Quentin Bajac, MoMA’s New Curator is at Columbia

A few weeks ago we got a special treat in the form of a guest visitor. Quentin Bajac, the new curator of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art in …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Digital Publishing POD

First editorial meeting for "Frank", the photo depts digital magazine/app. Photo by Photography MFA

First editorial meeting for "Frank", the photo depts digital magazine/app. Photo by Photography MFA

This semester there was an interesting option available when registering for classes. Something called a POD was available. It was all about using the app platform to create a digital magazine. This was something I couldn’t pass up.

Digital Publishing POD

This semester there was an interesting option available when registering for classes. Something called a POD was available. It was all about using the app platform to create a digital …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Todd Hido at Columbia

Todd Hido Lecture. Photo MFA.

Todd Hido Lecture. Photo MFA.

Our visiting artist lecture series is back in full-swing this semester beginning with Todd Hido.

Todd Hido at Columbia

Our visiting artist lecture series is back in full-swing this semester beginning with Todd Hido.

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Interesting Evening at MoCP

Tonight's panel discussion at MoCP. Standing room only. Photo taken by Photography MFA.

Tonight's panel discussion at MoCP. Standing room only. Photo taken by Photography MFA.

My first day of the Spring semester was a long one. This was mostly because there was a new show up at MoCP (which is in the bottom of the photo building) and to go along with that new show, there was a panel discussion with two of the artists (which made up a collective) that had work in the show. The panel also included Columbia faculty and recent selection for the Whitney’s Biennial Dawoud Bey and the Ren’s Hamza Walker. In short, it was not something I was about to miss.

Interesting Evening at MoCP

My first day of the Spring semester was a long one. This was mostly because there was a new show up at MoCP (which is in the bottom of the …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Grant Submission

FotoVisura

FotoVisura

It just so happens that this time of year there are an awful lot of grants that are open for submission. I am currently busy trying to get all the materials together for the submissions. I thought I would spend this blog post going over some of them that are available.

Grant Submission

It just so happens that this time of year there are an awful lot of grants that are open for submission. I am currently busy trying to get all the …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Final Review – The Semester is Over

Evan Baden Final Review

Evan Baden Final Review

This is my last end-of-semester review. My last one. You can read about three of my previous reviews here, here, and here. This is a special one for me because, as of now, I never technically have to be forced to justify the choices I make with my own work to anyone other than myself. Or, at least I will never be held accountable or graded for those choices.

Final Review – The Semester is Over

This is my last end-of-semester review. My last one. You can read about three of my previous reviews here, here, and here. This is a special one for me because, as of …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

It’s Candidacy Time Again

Install

Install

Candidacy is a special process that is unique to Columbia. As a third-year student, I have now had the perspective of experiencing candidacy from all three viewpoints.

It’s Candidacy Time Again

Candidacy is a special process that is unique to Columbia. As a third-year student, I have now had the perspective of experiencing candidacy from all three viewpoints.

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Visiting Artist Lecture: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Most of the Grads gathered

Most of the Grads gathered

The visiting artist lecture series at Columbia is back up and running its full schedule this semester. Our first guest for the semester was Latoya Ruby Frazier.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Latoya Ruby Frazier

The visiting artist lecture series at Columbia is back up and running its full schedule this semester. Our first guest for the semester was Latoya Ruby Frazier.

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

To China and Back Again (Part II)

Evan Baden directing a photo in a workshop

Evan Baden directing a photo in a workshop

This post is a continuation from (Part I).

As we broke out for the Constructed Image workshop, each of the four of us took a group of students and a printed image that we would recreate with our group. My group was fairly large and pretty excited about getting to participate.

To China and Back Again (Part II)

This post is a continuation from (Part I). As we broke out for the Constructed Image workshop, each of the four of us took a group of students and a …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

To China and Back Again (Part I)

Entering the Festival

Entering the Festival

For each of the last three years, the third-year students in the Photography MFA program have traveled to Pingyao, China for the Pingyao International Photography festival. This year, four of us elected to go. Here’s what we did:

To China and Back Again (Part I)

For each of the last three years, the third-year students in the Photography MFA program have traveled to Pingyao, China for the Pingyao International Photography festival. This year, four of …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Graduate Experience