Shared Value

Presented by Parsons the New School for Design

Curated by PGPH Collective

Featuring: Alexandra Bourassa, Michael Difeo, Arash Fewzee, Benjamin Freedman, Elizabeth Harnarine,  Annaleena Keso, Fernanda Kock, Alex Kwok, Kyle Meyer, Varvara Mikushkina, Cecilia Mezulic, Charles Park, Sebastian Perinotti, CHR!S REEL, Rowena Rubio, Teddie Sun, Steve Xiao, and Mengting Zhou

Shared value is a management strategy to measure business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. In the case of the contemporary life of images, students from the Parsons MFA Photography Program are working together to identify ways in which the value of their photographs change as they are seen and circulated through exhibitions, networks, and systems of exchange.

Parsons_Logo3_Large_RGBThe Parsons MFA Photography program functions as a 21st-century studio and think tank. Students are encouraged to develop their individual vision in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and to explore related technologies, focusing on the relationship between concept and production. A rigorous critique process and regular meetings with faculty, professional artists, and visiting critics help students develop individual points of view and situate themselves and their work within larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.