Photography exhibitions featuring SACI MFA in Photography students and TA open at BAM: Sunday, April 19 at 6:30pm


TODAY | Leslie Hickey

ALLA RICERCA | Ana Lìa Orèzzoli, Hana Sackler, Emily Rath

Photography exhibition openings

Sunday, April 19 at 6:30pm

at Bottega Antonio Manta (BAM) in Montevarchi (FI)

TODAY | Leslie Hickey

“The future has an ancient heart.” – Carlo Levi

“And if you ask how I regret that parting?
It is like the flowers falling at spring’s end, confused, whirled in a tangle.
What is the use of talking! And there is no end of talking—
There is no end of things in the heart.
I call in the boy,
Have him sit on his knees to write and seal this,
And I send it a thousand miles, thinking.” – Li Po

I send mail everyday, I drink tea, I drink coffee, I read about photography, I look at photographs. I think of you, at home; I look at things and want to keep them. I am living in an eternal present, an outsider, cut off from my home, from a garden that needs weeding, parents that want to talk, friends that want to get a drink on a Tuesday night. I stay up late every night working, working.

Soon I will feel the bittersweet fact of departure, ending a chapter in my life. With all of these things in mind, I look, I find delight, I hold moments in my mind. Today is a letter sent to my future self, to not forget, to focus on what needs to be done, to make the photographs that need to be made. – Leslie Hickey

Leslie Hickey (b. 1983) is a visual artist working primarily in photography. She has been Photography and Media area Teaching Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year at SACI and is a SACI alumna from 2004. For more images of her work, see:


ALLA RICERCA | Ana Lìa Orèzzoli, Hana Sackler, Emily Rath

The first-year students of SACI’s MFA in Photography program are exhibiting some of the recent projects they have been working on in an exhibition entitled, Alla Ricerca. They will be showing photographs, video, and sound pieces. To see more of their work, go to the SACI MFA in Photography student blog:

These projects seek to describe a presence in each of us, in space or time. Sometimes, even if discomforting, the images seem to emerge and take form from silence and emptiness, and portraits are manifested in signs, such as the physical self.

BAM La Bottega di Antonio Manta
Via A. Burzagli, 229 – Montevarchi (FI)

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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