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Through April 29 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 W. 26th St., New York's School of Visual Arts presents "Mentors," an exhibition of the work of 56 graduating photography students who were inspired by their year-long mentorship with leaders in the visual arts. According to SVA, "Drawn from the ranks of New York's best-known photographers, curators, art directors, publishers, art dealers, critics and writers, mentors are carefully paired with students based upon their area of expertise and the student's concentration." The Mentors program, which was established in 1992 to introduce new talent to the New York arts community, takes students' work "to a new level to reach a new audience," says Stephen Frailey, chair of the BFA photography department and curator of the exhibition. "Students at SVA learn from professionals on a daily basis, but Mentors goes even further. In a sense, students know the city is watching, and it shows." We lead this showcase with Joselyn DeJesus, "Untitled," mentored by Robert Pledge, founder, Contact Press Images. In the PDF: 2) Innis Lawrence, "Liskula," Cecilia Dean, founding editor, Visionaire; 3) Rebecca Sears, "Ruins in Reverse," A.M. Homes, writer; 4) Julia Swyers, "Seed," Victor Schrager, photographer; and 5) Wei Li Wang, "Mom and I," Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Salon 94. See www.schoolofvisualarts.edu for more.