Marshall University

Rebecca Holbrook

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Rebecca Holbrook
Advanced Photo Studio: Graduate
Silver Gelatin Print
15×15 inches
Untitled Series

These photographs are part of a series of portraits that examine the people and places that inhabit family albums. This series of work is a fabrication of the rural and class-specific social structure and history that is apparent in the vernacular images that have inspired it.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

Paul Baker Prindle

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Paul Baker Prindle
Art 996; Graduate Work
40″ x 40″

This is from a series called Proscenium. My art practice is founded upon my interest in representations of identity in visual culture. I represent gay and queer in a way that reflects upon, creates, and contests such identities. My subjects are complicit in a performance that is at times representative of their personal, lived enactment of their sexuality and at other times co-operative in a construction that arises within the imagination of the viewer. In many cases both performance and an imposed reading exist together. My photographs of people and the spaces they inhabit function within a field of constantly shifting meaning; this work is in some ways taxonomic. My goals focus on identifying the uniqueness of gay and queer cultures and performance. I am very interested in how images are viewed and believe that understanding viewership is key to understanding how images work.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

Sarah Ripp

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Sarah Ripp
Art 476 – Intermediate Photography
Silver Prints; 11” X 14”
2 of 20 images

My work explores the abstracted footprint as a form of personal mark making. I create and photograph textured surfaces with black ink on a white surface. I zoom in to focus on the overlap and repetition of the prints. Through this process the photographs become reflections of people, personalities, and relationships.

Marshall University

Rheanna Hatfield

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Rheanna Hatfield
ART 426: Advanced Problems in Photo
Digital prints; 8″ x 10″
Series of 24

I am interested in combining sculpture and photography. My current project involves the concept of stars; the various shapes, uses, symbols, ect. I constructed a 6 point star from metal and plexi-glass. There are 24 sides with a variety of digital star related images that were printed as color transparencies, and six bulbs within that illuminate the star. These are just two of the pictures that are on the star.In the future I am going to continue with this project and create other star forms, with more star images that are related to the specific type of star.

Marshall University

Ashley Herron

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Ashley Herron
Art 426: Advanced Problems in Photo
Digital Prints; 8.5×12 Image 2 of 5 and 3 of 5.

I work with emotions and trying to analyze people. Masks and mirrors help me to bring to question what it is about humanity that we try to hide from one another. These images are from a series where I play with illusion and see how far I can push an image to allude to people hiding behind masks we make for ourselves.

Marshall University

Neva Chaffins

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Neva Chaffins
Art 426: Advance Problems in Photography
Digital Prints; 6″ x 10″
30 images in series

In this series I wanted to explore the idea of the Applachian Region a little farther than the usual images of Mountains, streams, and fall foliage. These images show whats really in the Applachian Region, the people, their houses,and there way of life. I wanted the viewer to really appreciate and embrace this culture as I do.

Cleveland State University

Meghan Fischer

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Meghan Fischer
ART 332 – Photo II
Silver Print; 9.5″ x 14″
Ongoing Series

These images are from an ongoing series exploring amputees and wheelchair bound individuals. I am really interested in the environment and mechanics of each person in addition to the story behind each person’s journey to becoming an amputee or wheelchair bound.

Marshall University

Brianna Mullins

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Brianna Mullins
Art 315: Photography I
Silver Print; 8.5″ x 11″
2 from a series of 6

These two pieces are from a series concerning Landscape as Metaphor. I chose to photograph locations that only appear to be “pretty” but are places that have been taken over by coal companies and actually dangerous and unsafe.