This Monday, the New York Film Academy Photography School was honored to welcome world renowned artist William Wegman for a guest presentation. Mr. Wegman is widely known for his witty, humorous conceptual photographs of his many generations of Weimaraner dogs, but his work also spans painting, video, and books.
“While there are many brilliant artists, those whose work is both conceptually sophisticated enough for the fine art world but which has also brought delight to millions of people who would in all likelihood never see conceptual art is a very short list indeed,” commented NYFA Photography Chair Brian Dilg. “The humor and playfulness in his work are legendary, and known to people through venues as broad as Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live, his childrens’ books, and the walls of galleries world wide. But in our time with him, we also discovered that Mr. Wegman has stuck as closely to his own unique path as he has remained consistently self-effacing and generous. While he was a new and magical discovery for many of our students, the front row was packed with staff members who asked perhaps the most eager questions, having had four decades to be inspired by his work!”
The New York Film Academy first opened its doors to students in Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Center in 1992. Operating under the philosophy that a top quality education in the arts should be available to any person with drive and ambition to succeed, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) offers students an innovative curriculum, award-winning instructors and access to professional equipment. The New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and licensed by the New York State Education Department. The New York Film Academy has three year-round campuses and offers MFA and BFA degrees in addition to a large variety of hands-on short-term workshops and long-term programs in filmmaking, acting, photography, musical theater, 3D animation, broadcast journalism, and game design.