U of Wisconsin, Madison

Mitch Siefert

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Meat Me for Lunch

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Mitch Siefert
Photography 376
2 of 15 parts; 8” x 10”
Marker, paint marker, crayon, brush pen, and scratching on matte silver

This series is an exploration of the real and not so real, manipulation and pure. Is it more real for me to photograph my drawing objects than to draw on my photographs. In place of animation I chose very dynamic situations to allow the viewer to participate in the mayhem.

University of Arizona

Pedro Romano

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Pedro Romano
Art 344 digital Photo
From series of 15 digital prints- 8×12/8×14

The idea of a Pedrograph comes from an unconscious neccesity to create imagery. This series investigates the emptiness of meaning in a subject. The absence of a defined subject matter is replaced with emtiness. This emptiness examines the visual language of imagery in which the viewer brings meaning to recognize forms. The empty Pedrographs are an attempt to deconstruct, understand and rebuild this visual language.

Youngstown State University

Seoun Som

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Seoun Som
Art 3748R- Installation and Photo Sculpture
Digital Prints; 2″ x 2″

RITUAL: This work is part of an Installation that deals with Private and Public space. I have created a shower scene in a public space and contained within was light boxes. When the viewer first step into this space that are confronted with shadow boxes that contain blurred images. The viewer then opens the boxes to reveal a clearer image inside. Through this action the viewer is peaking into a private ritual that is taking place.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

Jackie Matelski

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Jackie Matelski
Art 476
Digital Prints; 13″ x 19″

This series is entitled “Les Coméstibles.” This work pays close attention to the dramatic mise-en-scéne flooding today’s grocery stores. Our human necessity for food is one of the most basic primal instincts, and yet, in American consumer culture, we are faced with spot lights, presentation, and other excessive tactics to sway our decisions–especially in the context of the grocery store.

Youngstown State University

Michele Manna

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Michele Manna
Art 3748: Special Topics
digital prints; 16″ x 11″
Series of 18 images

This series is about the failing economy with images of stores in the processes of closing and that have already closed. This project came about due to my own personal life being affected by the closing of a local Linens-N-Things in which I worked at for 5 years. I wanted to document the businesses in my home town of Warren, OH.

Youngstown State University

Rosemarie Orsini

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Rosemarie Orsini
Art 5873: Topics in Advanced Photography
digital prints; 3″ x 5″
Images in series: 23

The Fabbricato Family Album: I wanted to change the ultimate truth that is the snapshot by replacing the faces in the photos with my own face and of people I know to create my own personal fake history. Even though I changed the context of the photo how true was the photo to begin with? You might see happy smiling faces but underneath those faces maybe someone feels like crying. We can’t know. We only can see the surface of a photo, not all the layers that went into making that moment. In that sense the camera shows the ultimate lie.