MFA Field Trip – October 2013

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

MFA Field Trip PhotosSome links to the exhibits —

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/she-who-tells-story

http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2013/08/wall-women-photographers-middle-east

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/enduring-vision

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Boston Photo Expedition – May 2, 2014

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!

Advanced Photography students and chaperones in  Boston Common
Advanced Photography students and chaperones in Boston Common
The Fitchburg Line (Amtrack commuter train) into Boston. Audrey and Ana got started right away.
The Fitchburg Line (Amtrack commuter train) into Boston. Audrey and Ana got started right away.
Trying an old TLR ("Box") Camera with medium format film
Trying an old TLR (“Box”) Camera with medium format film
Shooting in a market in Chinatown
Shooting in a market in Chinatown
Kristin shoots photos in a grungy alley--great light and interesting textures!
Kristin shoots photos in a grungy alley–great light and interesting textures!

Collage Assignment (Advanced Photography, Spring 2012)

Hannah’s Zombie Apocalypse (with Caroline and Ben in pursuit)

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.

Collage by Jackie and Trey
Collage by Julian BH

Identity Project (Advanced Photography Fall 2013)

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.

Jordan

Cassidy

Amanda

Catherine

Oliver