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Elizabeth Atterbury, Lydia McCarthy, Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup, and Dan Watkins at MassArt

  • Kennedy Building Room 406 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Please join us as Barbara Bosworth leads a panel discussion with four of our Photo Department Alumni.


Elizabeth Atterbury lives and works in Portland, Maine. Recent solo exhibitions include The Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, kijidome, Boston, and Document, Chicago. Her work has been included in two-person and group shows at KANSAS, New York, Bodega, Philadelphia/New York, and The ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, among others. Atterbury received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Atterbury works primarily in photography and sculpture. Her photographs largely consist of impermanent constructions arranged and photographed in the studio. Drawn to materials such as paper and sand, she constructs ephemeral tableaus specifically for the purpose of transfiguring and recording them. Atterbury’s fascination with the autonomy of the artifact - objects disassociated from their original function and context - has extended into the realm of sculptural objects. She is interested in distinctions or lack thereof between artifact, prop, model and sculpture. Both Atterbury’s photographs and sculpture build upon a continued interest in display and its visual structures, along with a more recent interest in language, ritual, and abstraction within painting and sculpture.


Lydia Anne McCarthy is a Brooklyn-based artist. Her work has been exhibited widely, including Daniel Cooney, Essex Flowers and the Scandinavia House in New York and NAU Gallery in Stockholm. In 2012 she was included in the Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Women in Art Photography at Hasted Kraeutler. Lydia’s work has been reviewed and published in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Dossier and the Huffington Post. She received a yearlong American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and has held residencies at the Banff Centre and the Vermont Studio Center.


Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. She holds a Bachelor in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston and a Master in Art Direction from the University of Art and Design, Lausanne (Ecal). Her work has been shown in various exhibitions and publications, internationally.

In 2014 she was a FOAM Talent as well as a Vfg nachwuchsförderpreis laureate and shortlisted for the Voies Off Prize and Vevey Image 2016. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Atelier Néerlandais — Paris, East Wing Gallery — Dubai, BEARSPACE gallery — London among others. She is among the 2015 recipients of the ProHelvetia Promotion of young talents in photography.

She is also the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Adventice Editions (AE), which she founded in 2011 together with graphic designer Florine Bonaventure. AE is an independent publishing house, which releases annually the eponymous publication Adventice.

Since 2005, Jennifer has been working as a freelance photographer and retoucher, with a specialisation in watch photography. From 2012 to 2015 she was an assistant at the Ecal, in charge of running the prepress room. She will be International Randall Chair at ALfred University for the 2016 spring semester.


Dan Watkins is a Boston-based editorial & commercial photographer producing kick-ass images for creative folks.

After earning his BFA in Photography from MassArt in 2008, Dan spent five years as the Imperatives Photographer for Improper Bostonian magazine. Now fully self-employed, Dan has covered SXSW for SPIN & Stereogum, photographed HOOD’s summer social media campaign, and worked with clients from Privateer Rum to Boston University.

Most recently, Dan created compelling portraits of people recovering from heroin, prescription painkiller, and other addictions. The images will be used to share subjects' stories in MA Bureau of Substance Abuse’s #StateWithoutStigma campaign. His work, contact information, and social media links can be found at

Photo courtesy of Dan Watkins, "Raquel" from Form Adorned series, 2014.