FotoFika All Stars

For many of our graduating 2020 students COVID19 has taken from them the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and successes in the form of their physical thesis exhibitions. Last spring FotoFika invited your students to submit their work to the FotoFika Trading Card project!  We received 385 submissions, and reached out to 134 Photography Professions to select 134 Student All Stars to review.   Reviewers include Rebecca Senf, Joel Meyerowitz, Amber Esseiva, David Campany, Binh Danh and so many more!!! is a platform for your students to submit an image to represent their accomplishments. Several institutions and individuals are contributing to the project, including the Center for Creative Photography, SPE, ICP, VCU, ASU etc.  Here are mock-up images for the physical set of cards and uncut sheets that will become part of a number of permanent collections, guaranteeing that our students will be remembered for generations to come! Inspired by Mike Mandel’s iconic series of ‘Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards’ all photo/photo-based majors/concentrators (BA/BS/BFA/MFA/PhD) graduating in the spring of 2020 were invited to submit. Mike Mandel has welcomed our emulation and will be among our contributors who will write for our “All Stars” along with Becky Senf, John Freyer, Betsy Schneider and Anne Massoni. All students are included in the complete set of regardless of this special consideration.


Class of 2020

Are You An All Star?

FotoFika invites you to submit your work to the FotoFika Trading Card project!  HERE

2020 BA/BS/BFA/MFA/PhD @2020_Allstars

Hannah Altman

Hannah Altman is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University whose thesis work explores Jewish action and memory.

2020 MFA @ Virginia Commonwealth University

Mario Dante Napoli

Mario Dante Napoli artist whose work investigates the relationship between the real and unreal within the photographic process.

2020 BFA @ The University of the Arts

Jem Roberts

They all said Allen left a huge hole in my life, but all I could think was what if he’s at the center of it all, pulling all the strings?

2020 BFA @ Virginia Commonwealth University

Ash Goodwin

I make images of nude men in natural landscapes to address the gender, power and privilege of space.

2020 MFA @ Virginia Commonwealth University

Aamina Palmer

I want to show you some things hidden in plain sight. Take a closer look at the things around us every day, and play within the landscape.

2020 BFA @ Virginia Commonwealth University

Granville Carroll

My work deals with topics of representation and identity and is influenced by Afrofuturism and spirituality.

2020 MFA @ Rochester Institute of Technology

Aubrey Richey

I am drawn to the sentimental and the strange! This photo is of my younger sister, Emily, who looks a lot like me.

2020 BFA @ The University of the Arts

Sabrina Pacitto

Influenced by cinema, folklore, fashion & nature, I enjoy experimenting to create conceptual imagery that causes tension and wonder.

2020 BA @ Oakland University