photography, St. Norbert College

Sam Kalies

Sam Kalies
ART 280- Intro to Photography
Digital Print; 11×17

“For this project, I was prompted to create an insightful portrait. In the final image, the subject is holding a dirty silkscreen, obscuring them from view. This creates interest in the piece, adds texture and layers, and causes the viewer to examine closely the figure that is hidden.”

photography, St. Norbert College

Nicolette Sylvain

Nicolette Sylvain
ART 280: Introductory to Photography and Digital Imaging
Digital Print; “14 x 9”

I have always loved making art, but it wasn’t until I came to college that I seriously considered art a choice as a professional career. I began to see how much art really made me who I am. So in this photo that I took of myself, I wanted to represent how I let myself completely surrender to my love of art and let it embody who I am.

photography, St. Norbert College

Sam Kalies

Sam Kalies
ART 280- Intro to Photography
Digital Prints; 11×17

“For this project, I was prompted to create a self-portrait. Inspired by the works of Martin Schoeller, I created an image of myself that is intentionally posed and carefully focused on the face. This draws attention to small details, and presents myself as an item on display, dehumanizing myself and causing the viewer to consider the face as if it were an item and not part of a body or personality.”

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Aida Ebrahimi

Aida Ebrahimi
Art 576: Advanced Photography
Silver gelatin prints; 8in x 10in
total of 20 images in the series

Complete Diagnosis and Repair is a collection of silver gelatin prints manipulated using bleach and scratches. The different methods of manipulation enhance the individual image to tie together the relationship between nature and humans. They further highlight the presence of humans in our surroundings and the mark we leave on nature.

Within each print, the image and their marks tell a unique story. The handmade manipulations are exclusive to each photograph, and the lack of formulated physical marks make them not re-creatable to mimic the lack of clonability in nature.

photography, U of Wisconsin, Madison

Robert Lundberg

Robert Lundberg
ART 476: Intermediate Photography
Digital Prints; 20″x30″
ongoing series

These two images are selections from an ongoing investigation of water infrastructural objects (dams, canals, human-made embankments and other river modifications, etc.). Through photography, video, music, and writing, I am examining how these objects encapsulate and reflect our legal and cultural relationships to water, and the nature spaces the objects sit in.

Mississippi State University, photography

Justice Williams

Justice Williams
ART 4660 – Advanced Photography
Digital Prints
Total Images: 20

In this body of work my photographs explore how individuals portray themselves in the real world, how they wish to portray themselves, how they feel inside, and what struggles they go through. Just like me, I believe other individuals, specifically young adults, have struggled with or are currently struggling with finding themselves. In the end this would bring them, and myself, a step closer to finding ourselves. This body of work will allow the viewers to understand each depicted person’s inner struggles with what keeps them from being where they want to be in life. We go through so many experiences in life that help build and mold who we are or who we shall become someday. This body of work could not only help me grow as a person, but help with others taking a step closer to finding their true identity.