Undergraduate Photography Now (Part 1)

A Celebration of New England’s Best Student Photographers

We are pleased to announce the first annual Undergraduate Photography Now exhibition! This is a showcase of New England’s most talented student photographers that will be held in conjunction with all of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival, including 10 exhibitions, 3 outdoor installations and a fantastic line-up of professional, artistic and community programming during the festival May 16–19, 2013 in Boston at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.

This is an exhibition of the best college Juniors and Seniors enrolled in a college photography program in any of the New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont, during the 2012–2013 academic year. All formats and categories of photography were excepted to highlight the vast talents of these future photography professionals and artists.

The work was juried and curated by Bruce Myren and Greer Muldowney.

Featured Students

  • Nabeela Chowdhury, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
  • Caroline Cuse, Harvard University
  • Louis Dalterio III, Quinebaug Valley Community College/The Art Institute of Boston
  • Anastasia Dubrovina, Keene State
  • Chris Endersby, New England Institute of Art (NEIA)
  • Rachel Jump, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
  • Cassandra Klos, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
  • Alena Kuzub, New England School of Photography (NESOP)
  • Megan Lowney, New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)
  • Corina Mercado, Rhode Island College (RIC)
  • Bridget Murphy, University of Rhode Island (URI)
  • Julianne Nash, MassArt
  • Dustin Panzino, New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)
  • Mark Peck, Clark University
  • Danielle Poulin, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Renee Ricciardi, MassArt
  • Zak Rose, Art Institute of Boston (AIB)
  • Kaleigh Rusgrove, Endicott College
  • Kara Ryan, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Simone Schiess, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
  • Nick Schietromo, New England Institute of Art (NEIA)
  • Samantha Sealy, University of Connecticut
  • Arielle Simmons, New England School of Photography (NESOP)
  • Anne Sinclair, Keene State
  • Catherine Walker, Clark University
  • Edward White, Marlboro College

About the BAC

The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, the BAC is an independent college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 900 degree program students, the BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. The BAC provides excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals and for those who wish to explore design, renew skills or increase expertise. The Landscape Institute and the Sustainable Design Institute bring together faculty and students interested in conducting research and learning on subjects of intense interest. DesignIntelligence has recognized the BAC for providing World-class programs with high distinction. The BAC’s central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues.


Greer Muldowney

Greer Muldowney


Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor, and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Muldowney has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival. She also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College and the New England Institute of Art.

Ms. Muldowney’s work has been exhibited and published in North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia and France, and she is a 2013 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship.

Bruce Myren

Bruce Myren is an artist and photographer based in Cambridge, MA. He holds a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and earned his MFA in studio art, with a concentration on photography, from the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2009.

Shown nationally and recently featured in Fraction Magazine, Myren has been included in group exhibitions at the Houston Center of Photography, TX and the William Benton Museum of Art, CT, among other venues. His latest solo exhibitions include showings at the Workspace Gallery, NE; the Special Collections Gallery of the Jones Library, MA; the Danforth Museum of Art, MA; and Gallery Kayafas, MA, where he is represented. Myren has presented on panels at the national conferences of the College Art Association and the Society for Photographic Education.

Currently, Myren is a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design; Adjunct Faculty at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; a Visiting Lecturer of Art at Amherst College; and the Chair of the Northeast Region of the Society for Photographic Education.

In his work, Myren investigates issues of place and space, often via the exploration and employment of various locative systems, either literal or metaphoric. He is most interested in how macro perceptions relate to micro experiences of land and landscape. Myren’s recent series include a photographic investigation of the Fortieth Parallel of latitude; a piece documenting the view from every place he has lived to where he lives now; and a study via photographs, audio, and video of the poet Robert Francis’s one-person house in the woods of Amherst, MA.