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What It Looks Like When Dustin Yellin, Roe Ethridge, and Taryn Simon Go Back to Art School

It’s been decades since Keith Haring was reportedly expelled from New York’s School of Visual Arts for graffitiing its walls with Jean-Michel Basquiat, but SVA’s halls have hardly been luminary-less in the time since. For the last 25 years, the school’s photography and video department has paired its BFA students up with everyone from Ryan McGinley to Laurie Simmons—a tradition they’ve reprised this year, as showcased in Mentors, an exhibition up at the SVA Chelsea Gallery through this weekend. There, the next wave of McGinleys has teamed up with full-time photographers like Olivia Bee, Roe Ethridge, and Tim Barber; artists like Dustin Yellin, Taryn Simon, and Hank Willis Thomas; photo directors like the New York Times Magazine‘s Kathy Ryan and New York‘s Jody Quon; and gallery owners like Pace/MacGill Gallery’s Peter MacGill. Study up on the results, here.

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Vince Aletti (photography critic) and Sam Clarke, Street Style, 2016.

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Elizabeth Renstrom (Vice photo editor) and Patrick Arias, 2016.

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Jimmy Moffat (founder of Art + Commerce and Red Hook Labs) and Sinjun Strom, Hilda, 2016.

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Brian Finke (photographer) and Justin Mulroy, Tree stand, 2017.

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Matthew Leifheit (Matte editor-in-chief) and Nicholas Drew, John Thomas, 2016.

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Jennifer Blessing (senior photography curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) and Sheena Weglein, Miss World, 2015.

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Michael Famigetti (Aperture magazine editor) and Jason Isolini, Untitled, 2017.

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Paul Moakley (Time deputy director of photography) and Phil Garber, Student, Ridge and Valley Charter School, 2016.

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Hallie Ringle (assistant curator at the Studio Museum) and Amanda Louis, 2016.

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Roe Ethridge (photographer) and Ana Zinn, Tropicana, 2017.

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Hank Willis Thomas (artist) and Liz Mahan, 2017.

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Andrew Ginzel (artist) and Jenna “Skyttle” Pasechnick, Assemblage, 2017.

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Joanna Milter (director of photography at the New Yorker) and Allison Schaller, Untitled, 2017.

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Peter MacGill (Pace/MacGill Gallery founder) and Alexander Setzer, Untitled, 2017.

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Jennifer Pastore (Wall Street Journal photography director) and Nicole Maroon, Let Me See Your Grill, 2016.

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Jody Quon (New York photography director) Maggie McKenna, still from A-Z of Being a Girl, 2017.

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Kathy Ryan (New York Times Magazine director of photography) and Ramón Martinez, 2017.

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Olivia Bee (photographer) and Emiliy Kendall, Millenial Angel, 2017.

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Dustin Yellin (artist) and Desiree Kong, 2017.

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David Sebbah (Spring Studios creative director) and Zandra Högberg.