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.
Students in the Advanced class make self-portraits that said some thing about them. Students were asked to think about how location, lighting and composition could add to the meaning of the photo. As always, students are visualizing in black and white. In the end,students were asked to write about their work. These are some excellent examples.