About Gateway

Gateway was the community newsletter of Pratt Institute published monthly by the Office of Communications, in the Division of Institutional Advancement through spring 2014. For current Pratt-related news, visit the News page on Pratt’s website.


Eye on Alumni

Stephen Spilka
(B.F.A. Photography '12)

Recent graduate Stephen Spilka (B.F.A. Photography '12) has an eye for detail, which he has honed through his years of experience both as a painter and a model. His vision came through in his thesis photography project, titled “J'ai DÉJÀ VU Cela,” which he exhibited this past spring. Through his work, Spilka sought to communicate a concept of déjà vu through his use of texture and scenery, and strove to illuminate how past experience infuses the present. He says his work as a fashion model—on the other side of the lens—helped him become a better photographer.


Text and Production: Kate Ünver
Video and Production: Jonathan Weitz