New York Film Academy was in Santa Monica last weekend for photo l.a. Celebrating its 22nd year, the art fair showcases the best of the photographic arts, with galleries, publishers, and photographers visiting from around the world. Over 10,000 people visit annually, and NYFA students, instructors, and admissions counselors were on hand to talk to them about New York Film Academy’s photography program.
Students had their photographs hung on walls in the booth, and though their work was on display alongside art from top photographers, many attendees were surprised to find out the artwork was done by students. In fact, many people made inquiries about buying student work.
Also on display were students’ ambrotypes, a photographic process that was popular in the mid-1800s. “We have a photo history teacher who shows students how to do ambrotypes,” said Los Angeles Photography Chair, Bobbi Fabian. “Everyone was so enthralled with them. They loved that we teach older processes and darkroom printing. It was really exciting to talk to people and we got lots of foot traffic.”