Lens is the photography blog of The New York Times, presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it also seeks to highlight the best work of other newspapers, magazines and news and picture agencies; in print, in books, in galleries, in museums and on the Web.
This is a great little organization at Boston University. They have a gallery, a photo book library, and host guest speakers. Check out the NEO online gallery to browse creative work by local photographers.
Senior Luke Cogliano produced a short documentary about the Concord Art Association’s “Mapping Concord” project, in which art students from several area schools (including CC) interpreted a particular location in Concord (a grid square on the map) artistically. Students used clay, paint, pencil, and mixed media. Luke took on this project to advance his moviemaking skills.
Students produced some excellent work this year. These programs show two assignments: A narrative fiction short film made in crews of two to four students, demonstrating the “rules of cinema;” and a socially-conscious slideshow about a topic of the students choice, telling a specific story / point of view with images found online.
The Video Production I class visited CCTV several times each semester to learn how a television studio works. CCTV will continue to show our work online and as apart of their regular broadcast programming. Next year, in the Video Production II class, we plan to produce an entire show, with CCTV as our classroom. This final unit will be “co-taught” by CCTV’s knowledgable, energetic Education and Outreach Manager (and CCHS alumn!) Kestor Kruger.
The whole Art Department (2D, Ceramics and Photography) took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see a variety of work. The photography students focused on the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story,” about Middle Eastern female photographers, historic photographs from the Lane Private collection, and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection. The photographers’ unique point of view and creativity inspired us
This year students in the Advanced classes took the train to Boston to take photos. We look at a lot of urban photography–candids, street portraits, architecture–but don’t get a chance to shoot it up in Concord and Carlisle. The objective of our day was simple: cover several miles from South Street Station / the waterfront, through Chinatown, and up to Boston Common. We explored the city, got a lot of great images, and even got to eat in Chinatown!
After viewing the representation of dreams in the photo collage work of Greta Stern from the 1940’s and 50’s, and the combination prints of Jerry Uelsmann, students collaborated to create fantastic or dreamlike collages of their own. Each collage is made up of many smaller prints, meticulously cut and glued together, and takes several weeks to complete.