Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring 2017 – SCC Student Photography Books!

For anyone interested in getting a sense of what we do in ART2830 - Digital Photo II (and beyond ART2840, 2850, 2855) here are our most recent editions to the collection of books that we have been creating over the past 5-6 years. I am continually proud of the students that make it through this class particularly for their dedication, hardwork, and the enthusiasm focusing on the creation of their books. The book projects are a strong testament to their commitment to the creative process and elongated exploration of an idea. It is an incredible honor to witness the semester long evolution of each body of work. The students spend nearly 2/3's of the entire semester working on a body of work that researches & investigates a topic of their choosing and then we work through the process of organizing and shaping our photographs, regarding that idea, into a book format. We then publish them through blurb.com and/or sometimes we hand-make our books depending on the student and the project. See below for information on the students' books present and past.


Where can you check 'em out??
The current semester's artists will be giving talks about their work and their creative process on May 5, 2017 from 10-12:50pm in SSB Auditorium at St. Charles Community College. The Photography Area will also be having a portfolio share. This event is free and open to all supportive audiences. Please join us! The more the merrier! Additionally we are looking for photography professionals  interested in participating on our advisory board and willing to give some more formal feedback and engage with the students.




























Here are the books – Spring 2017...
(in no particular order...   2 more will be added shortly... )


 Overlooked







Overlooked by Annie Akers











Across the Bridge by Collin Elliot












Perceptions by Brian Green





 Size: Beautiful by Sara Kownacki







Size: Beautiful by Sara Kownacki

 The Splitting of Atoms by Rachel Pogue








The Splitting of Atoms by Rachel Pogue




Coming soon...
Phil Padilla
Christopher Monks



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From the archives...




Books – Spring 2016...
(in no particular order...)


 Welcome to Womanhood by Hannah Anderson    Welcome to Womanhood  by Hannah Anderson



 See No Evil by Philip Padilla              See No Evil by Philip Padilla



 Black & White Portraits by Brian Green   Black & White Portraits by Brian Green



 Don't Drink the Water by Katie Crow








Don't Drink the Water by Katie Crow








 What is Left Behind by Joseph Beckwith








What is Left Behind by Joseph Beckwith















Fall 2014...
...in no particular order...






Often Overlooked   by Alli Keisker




Are You Listening?  by Sue Wolf












Black & White VS Color  by Dana Hayes









Bits & Pieces  by Brittnie Hughes










Disconnect  by Warren Rich










coming soon...


Leslie Jordan

Given Zane






Here are some links from previous semesters:

Spring 2014...

Castles in the Sky   by April Stout

The Possible Outcome   by Connor Lockett

Designated for Human Consumption   by Given Zane

Shelter Life   by Sue Wolf

From the River's Edge   by Erin Petty

Zoo Families   by Adam Hinton

Where the Black Top Ends   by Kayla Czajkowski

Music for Us   by Warren Rich

Indelible  by Lauren Ochs

A Peek Into Dissonance  by Henry Salazar



Spring 2013...

Ain't That America   by Jon Slade

In the Garage   by Michael Randman

Without Breaking   by Alex Little

Remembering the Past, Educating the Future   by Debbie Bauer

Missouri Barns   by Debbie Bauer

Dreams and Memories   by Anthony Medvick

In the City   by Jaimie Vaughn

Medals and Scars   by Kate Vohsen

The Independent Study Collection   by Megan Flattery



Fall 2012...

Itinerant Encounters    by Jon Slade

Life on the Water    by Michael Randman

CERT   by April Stout

Living in a Box   by Elizabeth Ache

Preserving Our Past Through Photographs - Saint Charles County, Missouri    by Zac Hodges

The Faces of New Melle    by Connor Lockett



Spring 2012...

Lena Wood, Metamorphose, 2012. 

Melisa Fielder-Spence, La Fleur, 2012. 

Mat Hoosier, Defying Gravity, 2012.

Phil Cary, MKT Line, 2012.

Megan Flattery, Familial, 2012. 

Raquel Engle, Half Closed Eyes, 2012.

Rachel Mitchell, Once Upon a Time, 2012.



Fall 2011...

Debbie Bauer, Missouri Barns, 2011.

Joshua Evans, Idiosyncratic Reality, 2011. 

Kimberly Wall, tirer le portrait, de toute notre, 2011.

Rebecca Chapman, Nature Untouched, 2011. 

Natalie Armitstead, Hidden Ballerina, 2011.

Eric Wuestenberg, Canyons in Utah, 2011.

Jade Roch Van Rochsburg, Spheres, 2011.

Allen Wilberton, St. Louis Spouthwestern Freight Depot: Space in History, 2011.




Lastly here is a link to our SCC Photography Department Books bookstore
We have many other collections of student work for you to enjoy. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CATHERINE OPIE, ALL-AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE

Here is a share of a recent article on one of my mentors from graduate school, Catherine Opie. It is a great view of a serious artist over the course of their life, particularly in photography. And, not only is she an amazing example of a working artist she is a pretty terrific human. Enjoy.




Monday, March 6, 2017

Lynsey Addario - War Photographer



This is Lynsey Addario an award winning war photographer. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at the AdobeMAX conference this past fall. Her images and her words have made an incredible impression upon me. She is a testament to the power of photography to help us tell the truth. Please watch. 65 million displaced human beings, 2/3 of them women and children, depend upon you knowing the truth about our world.

In honor of Women's History Month – 34 Women Photographers you should know




Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring 2016 SCC Student Photography Books!


For anyone interested in getting a sense of what we do in ART2830 - Digital Photo II (and beyond ART2840, 2850, 2855) here are our most recent editions to the collection of books that we have been creating over the past 4-5 years. I am continually proud of the students with their dedication, hardwork, and enthusiasm as they have focused on the creation of these books. The projects are a strong testament to their commitment to the creative process and elongated exploration of an idea. It is an incredible honor to witness the evolution of each body of work. We spend nearly 2/3's of the entire semester working on a body of work that researches & investigates a topic of their choosing and then we work through the process of organizing and shaping our photographs, regarding that idea, into a book format. We then publish them through blurb.com or sometimes we hand-make our books depending on the project.


Where can you check 'em out??
The current semester's artists will be giving talks about their work and their creative process on May 6 from 10-12:50pm in SSB Auditorium at St. Charles Community College. The entire Photography Area will also be having a portfolio share . This event is free and open to all supportive audiences. Please join us! The more the merrier!


Books – Spring 2016...
(in no particular order...)


 Welcome to Womanhood by Hannah Anderson    Welcome to Womanhood  by Hannah Anderson


 See No Evil by Philip Padilla              See No Evil by Philip Padilla


 Black & White Portraits by Brian Green   Black & White Portraits by Brian Green


 Don't Drink the Water by Katie Crow








Don't Drink the Water by Katie Crow






 What is Left Behind by Joseph Beckwith








What is Left Behind by Joseph Beckwith










 See You At The Beach by Gabbie Holmes   See You At The Beach by Gabbie Holmes







Here is the information on the presentation if you would like to attend. It is free and open to the supportive public.







Fall 2014...
...in no particular order...






Often Overlooked   by Alli Keisker




Are You Listening?  by Sue Wolf












Black & White VS Color  by Dana Hayes









Bits & Pieces  by Brittnie Hughes










Disconnect  by Warren Rich










coming soon...


Leslie Jordan

Given Zane






Here are some links from previous semesters:

Spring 2014...

Castles in the Sky   by April Stout

The Possible Outcome   by Connor Lockett

Designated for Human Consumption   by Given Zane

Shelter Life   by Sue Wolf

From the River's Edge   by Erin Petty

Zoo Families   by Adam Hinton

Where the Black Top Ends   by Kayla Czajkowski

Music for Us   by Warren Rich

Indelible  by Lauren Ochs

A Peek Into Dissonance  by Henry Salazar



Spring 2013...

Ain't That America   by Jon Slade

In the Garage   by Michael Randman

Without Breaking   by Alex Little

Remembering the Past, Educating the Future   by Debbie Bauer

Missouri Barns   by Debbie Bauer

Dreams and Memories   by Anthony Medvick

In the City   by Jaimie Vaughn

Medals and Scars   by Kate Vohsen

The Independent Study Collection   by Megan Flattery



Fall 2012...

Itinerant Encounters    by Jon Slade

Life on the Water    by Michael Randman

CERT   by April Stout

Living in a Box   by Elizabeth Ache

Preserving Our Past Through Photographs - Saint Charles County, Missouri    by Zac Hodges

The Faces of New Melle    by Connor Lockett



Spring 2012...

Lena Wood, Metamorphose, 2012. 

Melisa Fielder-Spence, La Fleur, 2012. 

Mat Hoosier, Defying Gravity, 2012.

Phil Cary, MKT Line, 2012.

Megan Flattery, Familial, 2012. 

Raquel Engle, Half Closed Eyes, 2012.

Rachel Mitchell, Once Upon a Time, 2012.



Fall 2011...

Debbie Bauer, Missouri Barns, 2011.

Joshua Evans, Idiosyncratic Reality, 2011. 

Kimberly Wall, tirer le portrait, de toute notre, 2011.

Rebecca Chapman, Nature Untouched, 2011. 

Natalie Armitstead, Hidden Ballerina, 2011.

Eric Wuestenberg, Canyons in Utah, 2011.

Jade Roch Van Rochsburg, Spheres, 2011.

Allen Wilberton, St. Louis Spouthwestern Freight Depot: Space in History, 2011.




Lastly here is a link to our SCC Photography Department Books bookstore
We have many other collections of student work for you to enjoy.