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Henry Horenstein

Professor, Photography
Rhode Island School of Design

Henry Horenstein earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he is now Professor of Photography. Henry’s work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including several monographs of his own work and a recent memoir, Shoot What You Love. He has also authored Black & White Photography and other textbooks used by hundreds of thousands of college, high-school, and art-school students as their introduction to photography. In recent years, Henry has been making films. His most recent, Partners, premiered recently at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.


Tianqiutao Chen

Instructor, Photography/Foundation
Montserrat College of Art

Tianqiutao Chen is an artist and educator working in both China and the United States. Chen received an MFA in Photography and an MA in Art + Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Chen’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Beijing Minsheng Art Museums and the Taipei International Photo Festival. Chen’s project Aspirations of Migrant Children created in Beijing was awarded Discovery of the Year, from International Photography Awards China in 2014. His recent body of work The Last Post won the Lucie Photobook Prize in the Independent Category in 2017.


Cornelia Lauf, PhD

Art historian / Independent curator

Cornelia Lauf has lived in Rome for 20 years. She holds a doctorate from Columbia University. Her many exhibition and book projects include Artist / Author, Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists; Indeed, an international traveling exhibition on certificates of authenticity by artists). She is a currently working on a monograph on Argentinean artist, Alexandra Kehayoglou. She recently gave keynote lectures at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and at Temple University Rome, on the field of artist’s books and editions.


Ezio Genovesi

Art historian

Ezio Genovesi was born and grew up in Assisi and studied Political Science at the University of Perugia and History of Visual Arts at the University of Bologna. He has been Director and professor of Art History at the Rhode Island School of Design / European Honors Program in Rome since 1990. Ezio was awarded the Frazier Faculty Award for excellence in teaching at RISD in 2016. His academic research includes publications, conventions, and lectures on musical iconography (especially Italian Middle-Ages and Renaissance), photography, illustration (19th–20th C).