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Bethany Jacobson

Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Art

Bethany Jacobson began her career as a photographer and video artist. Her video work has been exhibited at P.S.1, ICA (London), and Infermental (Japan). Her photographs have been published in Harpers/QueenTatlerCover, and House & Garden, and her subjects have included such seminal figures as Richard Branson, Iggy Pop, Wim Wenders, David Wojnarowicz, and Chantal Akerman. Her three-channel synchronized video installation, “Raw Zones”, was exhibited at P.S.1 in Long Island City between May ’87-July ’87. The single channel version was shown at The American Museum of Moving Image, NY, and Infermental, Japan. After completing NYU’s graduate film program in the 1990s, she moved into working on indie features, documentaries, and television series, which have aired on PBS, MTV, BBC and WDR. Her short film, Hotel Bleu (2016), won Best Live Action International Short Film at the 2016 Louisiana International Film Festival, a 2017 Remy Award at Houston WorldFest and screened at the 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner. Bethany has taught filmmaking courses at Pratt Institute, Long Island University, NYU’s Graduate Film Program and Brooklyn College.

August 2023, NYC4PA Online show, “One 2023” juried by Paula Tognarelli, Honorable mention for photographic work “Baby”.
July 2023. Solo exhibit at EV Gallery, NYC of photographic work.
July 2023 . Bethany’s photograph, Jean Michel Basquiat, 1986, was in a group show “Luxe, Calm, Volupté at Candace Madey Gallery.
June & Jan 2022. Curated two group shows at Gallery Onetwentyeight, NYC.
Sept. – Nov. 2022 exhibited at the Third Foto Biennale, Fotonostrum, Barcelona.
2021 & 2022, Honorable Mentions, Julia Cameron Photography Competition
2018, Her photographs and essay, “A Natives View”, were included in the anthology City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague.