photography, Western Michigan University

Z. King

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Z. King
ART3470: Digital Photography I
digital print; 11″ x 17″

Statement: There is an increase in anti-transgender violence in the state of Michigan, and yet not many people seem aware of this despite the number of transgender individuals and LGBT organizations speaking out about the string of attacks and murders against transgender women this August. These images were created as part of a larger series that explores how I interact with my gender when my own state is not safe for me and others marginalized identities.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Katie Cooney

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Katie Cooney
ART 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints; Series of 8

This semester, I am working on telling the stories of songs through photographs.These images are from a series based around the Bon Iver song “Woods.” The only lyric is “I’m up in the woods, I’m down on my mind / I’m building a sill to slow down the time.” This shoot focused on the peaceful melancholy that the singer experiences when he finds himself lost in the woods.

photography, St. Norbert College

Danielle Wendler

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Danielle Wendler
ART 280 – Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging
Digital Photograph; 8″ x 12″

This was a still life photo, which I named “Apples” The project was to capture the beauty of a daily item and fall apples are something that taste and look wonderful. I captured both beauty and mystery in the photo which appears as more than just apples.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Rebecca Gongora

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Rebecca Gongora
ART 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints
Part of a 20 print series

Most of my work at the moment is about the exploration of personal identification and the social standards and stereotypes of gender and roles inside the home, as well as the chaotic life that is maintaining myself, my family, and the maintenance of the home. I am interested in my own personal identity as a woman, a mother, an artist and my relationships with others.​

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Hayley Cleghorn

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Hayley Cleghorn
Art 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints; 8 1/2″ x 11″
There will be a total of 20 images in my final series.

My series is dealing with showing the every day objects, and adding a sort of serene and calming feel to them with the natural light shining on them. This series mainly deals with natural lighting and shadows, and how it reflects/ gives off a different feel for different objects and areas.

Mississippi State University, photography

Lucia Arellano

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Lucia Arellano
ART4593 Photographic Portfolio II
Digital Prints; 16″ x 20″
20 Image Series

The inspiration for these series started with a picture of my grandfather. Every time I looked at it I could see one of my uncles or another. Then I started thinking about the fact that sometimes people do not believe it when they are told they look like someone else. In an effort to show the similarities among family members, I stitched together two or more images of different family members. Although my intended audience is my family, I think that others can look at the series and reflect on their own family and the similarities between them.

photography, St. Norbert College

Ben Erickson

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Ben Erickson
ART 380: Contemporary Photographic Strategies
digital prints

The images that I have are among a series of three. The two images I chose are the first two photos out of three in the series.

The meaning of this series of photos is to show that we humans don’t last forever here on Earth and it is important to make our mark/impact in life, even though our bodies (signature) won’t last forever. It is up to the viewers to use their imagination and think about what impact are they going to make in their lives?

video, Western Michigan University

Deon Mixon

Deon Mixon
ART 2750: Video Art I
Stop Motion Project

A typical young man named Adam,now a college student, relaxes with a “responsibility”: video games. Unexpectedly, however, he learns of his high school girlfriend’s pregnancy and is abruptly traumatized by the tragic news. Representing young men from four different ethnic backgrounds, Adam is the general young man who’d have a sudden epiphany of tragedy when informed of something that’d conflict with his current responsibilities at his age in time. This new responsibility would either improve the choices of his life or ruin his entire path completely. All Adam has to do is make a decision: accept this new responsibility that would augment the struggle in his life or simply leave…

Mississippi State University, photography

Kaitlin Mullins

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Kaitlin Mullins
ART 4593 – Photographic Portfolio II
Digital prints; printed size TBD
part of an ongoing series

My final series references the fragmented nature of memory – the peculiar nature of memory association, including what can trigger a memory, the emotion or feeling brought about or resulting from some memory stimulus, and the inconsistencies involving mental images. In the context of a grief process reconciling my relationship with my late father, images depict everyday scenery with a nostalgic, emotional focus on relics of our pasts.

Mississippi State University, photography

Lauren Ingram

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Lauren Ingram
ART 3873: Digital Photography
Digital Print; 11″ x 14″
There are 5 total images.

For my images we were doing a project on Dramatic Lighting. I wanted to focus on natural light. I was trying to capture how sunlight looks in the evenings when shining through trees. The sunlight creates abstract patterns and shapes when shining through the trees(and through the leaves and branches), I was trying to capture these details in my photos.​