National Graduate Seminar is a forum for the discussion and debate
of cutting-edge issues of critical concern about photography.
The Seminar brings together 30 noted scholars, artists and critics
with 20 emerging artists from graduate programs across the nation
for an intensive two-week session.
objective is to provoke in-depth discussion about photography
as an art form and to include more voices in that discussion.
It encourages a democratic approach to the consideration of photography
and ensures the inclusion of women and minorities, whose voices
are often absent from the dialogue. A proceedings journal
and post-Seminar projects ensure that students, artists and critics
throughout the nation can take part.
National Graduate Seminar is the only forum of its kind in the
field of photography. All programs must be grant funded
and 2002 will be the twelfth year we have implemented the National
Graduate Seminar. The International Photography Institute
is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the