Three NMU Art & Design students were selected as Finalists in Photography Forum’s 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. NMU Students Selected: Alisha Tilson, Alex Carleton, Emily Stephens were selected.
There will be a book, Best of College & High School Photography 2016 in which all the finalists will be published. There were over 10,000 photographs from students in the US, Canada, and around the world. The judges were Henry Hohenstein, RISD; Meryl Truett, SCAD; and Lee White, College of Canyons.
Every Stare Directed at a Street Photographer in a Single Image is a photography series which includes composite photos that distill New Yorkers’ curiosity, distrust, and hostility toward the camera. Click Here to view the full online article.
Nathan Bett is an artist, photographer and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. He is originally from Marquette, MI. Nathan has a BFA from Northern Michigan University in Photography and an MFA from Parsons The New School For Design.
Associate Professor, Christine Flavin traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota in November with students from the AD 417 Photography Seminar: Commercial Studio Lighting. The group toured professional commercial photography studios where they met with successful photographers, studio directors and stylists. They also visited the print study areas and exhibition venues at the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Walker Art Center. In addition, executives from the American Society of Media Photographers met with the students. They assisted them by describing plans for the next step in starting a career in commercial photography after graduation which included practical information on internships, assistantships and starting one’s own business. Photograph at right shows students speaking with Jeff Schmieg at the Gamut One Studio.
Associate Professor Christine Flavin and the students enrolled in the her Faculty Led Study Abroad course (photo), “Exploring the Origins of Photography” course in the School of Art and Design, traveled to France and England at the end of the Winter 2013 semester. They were following the footsteps of the inventors and early practitioners of photography. The trip began in Provence where the group photographed the ancient Roman and Medieval Gothic ruins in St. Remy, Arles, Luberon and Roussillon. They then moved north to Paris stopping at Chalon Sur Saone (home of the first inventor of photography, Nicéphore Niépce). After four days in Paris the class crossed the English Chanel to spend time in London and explore the surrounding countryside. The trip culminated with a visit to Lacock Abbey, home of William Henry Fox Talbot, (another inventor of photography) where students attended a workshop in which they reenacted the first photographic process.
Professor Christine Flavin, with the support of a NMU Faculty Research Grant, documented the abandoned mining landscapes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as they appear today. Using hand-built pinhole and zone plate cameras she photographed the sites scanned the film and outputted the images to ink jet printers in the School of Art and Design’s Computer Art Studio. The photographs capture the remains of the mining industry and resemble landscapes from ancient ruins. The exhibition “Vanishing Horizons: An Interpretation of Abandoned Mining sites in the Upper Peninsula” is currently on display in the Cohodas Building at the new location of the Beaumier Heritage Center, a museum and research center dedicated to the cultural history of the Upper Peninsula.
Myra Greene, Professor of Photography from Columbia College in Chicago and a keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s 2008 United in Diversity Conference, discussed with students in the photography program the methods and concepts behind her series of self portraits titled “Character Recognition.” Using antique photographic processes she revisits ethnographic imagery made of slaves in the era of the Civil War. Seven of the seventy image series are featured in the “United in Art” exhibition in the DeVos Museum of Art.