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November 2014: JEAN BETTINGEN at group exhibition in “PhotoGlobal 2007-2014”

Luxembourg-born Jean Bettingen is a New York City based photographer and visual artist. He completed the Photo Global Program, an intensive one-year residency at the School of Visual Arts, and has recently earned his Master in Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  In his work, Jean addresses the interdependencies of visual representations and the constructs of identity, memory, and self-representation. He is especially interested in the possibilities and limitations of lens-based media to capture, represent, and archive the human being.

Besides his personal work, Jean Bettingen regularly covers editorial assignments, assists for photo and video shoots and has been a teacher assistant for several undergraduate photography classes at SVA.  Due to his prior business studies and his research as a doctoral candidate in Consumer Culture Theory, his worldviews and fine art are strongly influenced by continental philosophy and sociology, namely the social systems theory and social/radical constructivism.

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About the exhibition: Cenotaph for my Shadow in “PhotoGlobal 2007-2014”

Curated by BFA Photography and MFA Photography, Video and Related Media faculty member Lyle Rexer, the exhibition showcases the work by twelve artists from the PhotoGlobal program, a one-year residency for emerging photographers from around the world, which ran from 2007 to 2014.