As of yesterday, the world lost a visionary and a gentleman. He was 91. Silas H. Rhodes, founder and chairman of the School of Visual Arts passed peacefully in his sleep.
I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing the man personally for the past 17 years and marvelled numerous times at the institution he created. There would be no SVA without Silas and for that I am truly grateful. He also was the driving force behind the decision to allow me to curate my fashion photography show at the College and I hope to make him proud. He will be missed.