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Pace University Presents Outdoor Student Photography Exhibition on Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability

May 9, 2022

Works focus on United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Pace University will host, “At a Point of Change,” an outdoor student photography exhibition, which will line the fence on Frankfort Street outside One Pace Plaza in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit is open to the public and will run for two months, beginning May 9, 2022.

“At a Point of Change,” features the photography of 13 students enrolled in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary course entitled “Seeing the World Differently Through Economics and Photography,” which combines concepts from economics with photography. The course focuses on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a group of 17 objectives set to be achieved by 2030 to better our world, focusing on issues such as poverty, equity, climate action, and sustainable economic growth.

“The goal of this exhibit is to create a powerful visual statement that Pace is committed to sustainability, equity, and inclusion,” said Associate Professor of Economics Anna Shostya, PhD, who co-teaches the course with Associate Professor of Art, Inbal Abergil, MFA. The photographs in the exhibit and the accompanying written pieces showcase the students’ understanding and creative interpretation of these underlying principles. “This exhibition creates a platform for students to connect to these subject matters on a personal level and highlights the power of photography and storytelling.”, emphasized Inbal Abergil.

“This course has developed my view of the world both creatively and critically. It was also a pleasure to be guided through this course by Professor Abergil and Professor Shostya, who consistently demonstrated their passion and love for both topics. This exhibit is proof that creativity and analytics don't sit at two opposite ends of a spectrum, in fact, without one the other fails to reach its full potential,” said psychology major, Megan Sanchez, ’24.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College, offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-law), as well as many courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements. The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success because of its unique programs that combine immersive academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

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