Advanced Photography 2020

 
     

In Advanced Photography, students develop a self-directed, thematic body of photographic work drawn from their interests and requiring earnest self exploration, experimentation and research. Students also create a self-published book and a website along with investigative thesis-style writing as part of this course.

Art-making is often a non-linear path, where failure and false starts lead to discovery. Certainly, this semester saw this idea tested. These young artists embraced the uncertainty of the moment and allowed their projects to evolve or completely change due to the restrictions of the global pandemic. Students that were photographing others, those who were using the darkroom or other processes had to switch gears and reimagine how best to realize their ideas. Each of these artists worked toward self-discovery, and their projects evolved though several iterations. What you see here is the result of their journey during this unprecedented time.

- Prof. Amy Lovera

 
Elizabeth Houston

Delaney Barger


The Quarantine Book

As I sat at my kitchen table that I had converted into my own classroom I looked around and I chuckled. Oh how your house changes when you never leave it. And that’s when I came up with the idea to make a book that makes a little light and a little humor out of a dark time.

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Elizabeth Houston

Matthew Burger


The Passing of Time

My work as a photographer stems around exploration and curiosity. I want to show my viewers that there are amazing places to see that can be found a lot closer than one may think.

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Elizabeth Houston

Christen Couture


Tribute to Youth

For my semester long final project in Advanced Photography I decided to pay tribute to youth, specially my childhood..

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Elizabeth Houston

Tracey Crosby


Deconstructing Father

This piece is about exploring my childhood and the relationship I had with my father growing up. It focuses on deconstructing the memories I had with my father in a way to re-solidify his presence in my life today.

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Elizabeth Houston

Gabi D'Amelio


Fashion of Strength

I wished to create a body of work that paid honor to women, their strength, power and beauty. I chose to show diversity by intentionally choosing to use women in my life that differ in ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as differing in age

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Elizabeth Houston

Savannah Miller


Mt. Olympus Gods Project

The Mt. Olympus Gods Project was based around and fulfilled a longstanding wish to create modernized versions of figures from Greek mythology. The project was re-worked into a self-portrait based endeavor after the pandemic prevented access to models & on-site locations.

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Elizabeth Houston

Mary Redman


Nana

For this piece, I was inspired by my Nana. She was a big part of my life growing up. I always looked forward to Sundays at Nana’s house with all my cousins, aunts and uncles..

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Elizabeth Houston

Hannah Sanville


Human Botanicals

My work is focused around the combination of human expression and botanicals. My interests fall under the exploration of raw beauty and its authenticity. I like to work with earth tones while using pinks and warm colors as accents..

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Elizabeth Houston

Kelissa Semple


Feminist Karma

My anger and frustration inspired me to merge my graphic design skills with my study of photography and create a living piece of artwork from the lies that came out of their mouths via their own text messages.

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