Western Michigan University

Karie Kuiper


Karie Kuiper
ART 5480: Advanced Photography Workshop
“Nature’s Last Stand”
Silver prints, 8″x10″
series of 8


This work documents the interaction between humans and the environment, drawing awareness to the negative consequences of maintaining an unhealthy relationship with our natural world. These single trees represent the last stand of true nature in a field of artificial nature created, controlled and destroyed by man.

New Jersey City University

Richard Ryals


Richard Ryals
Class: Photo II
Medium: Digital
Series: 1 of over 500

Statement: This is one of a series of over 500 photos I took at an NJCU Black Box Theater performance. It marked the very first time I shot human indoor movement with the correct shutter speed. Big thanks to professional photographer Rich Formica who taught me how at an NJCU basketball game. I originally asked the otherwise excellent Canon customer service for advice and they were dead wrong because they advised me to shoot at 1/1000. I appreciate your thoughts and critiques.

Western Michigan University

Heather Stratton


Heather Stratton
ART4480: Intermediate Black and White
“Dissociate” by Heather Stratton, 2007
Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver, 12×9

This image is paramount to a series depicting issues of dissociation and association within the bonds of a matriarch system invaded by a virile force. During times of extreme psychological and physiological stress, a person’s natural response is to dissociate (or rather disengage) the mind from the body in order to survive and maintain regular physical and mental functions.

More images may be found on the website, http://www.heatherstratton.com and more conceptual imagery relating to the subject of PTSD and recovery may be found by following the “HOPE” link, http://www.heatherstratton.com/fine_art/projects/hope/hope.html