Elmira College Student Portfolio Display Features Darkroom Photographs

December 17 2015
Category: Academics

Elmira College student portfolios featuring traditionally created darkroom photographs are on exhibit now through January 2016 in the Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira College.

Students participating in the show include: Sandro Aeschlimann '19, Karissa Anderson '18, Heather Arena '18, Andrea Esposito '16, Kaurin Gibson '18, Brittany Lyon '16, Christine Powers '17, Stephanie Tock '16, Abby Tourison '17, Samantha Berger '18, Madison Chalfant, Blaithe Donovan '17, Wyatt Katsos '17, Ellie Knapp '16, Kayleigh Livermore '16, Atu Machika '18, Sara-beth Meyer '16, Phoebe Piku '16 and Brigitte Zamor '15. Additional work can be viewed on the Photography I website: http://ecstudentphotography.weebly.com.

Following are two photos, with commentary, by the artists:

Kaurin Gibson'18: By taking the Introduction to Photography class I now have a greater appreciation for film photography because of the amount of effort and time that must be put into every photograph. From ensuring the picture is taken using the most accurate shutter speed and aperture, to correctly processing and developing the rolls of film and even printing a photograph using the most flattering filter, film photography in itself is truly an art.

Brittany Lyon'16: Over the past 6 years I  have used a digital camera to capture my experiences. Simple camera models such as this make it possible for beginning photographers to capture quality photos. Taking a photography course this term has been a journey down a new path. I fell in love with a new way of creating photos. The ironic things is - this is in no way a new art form. I have great respect for the founders of fine art photography who demonstrated the skill and talent required to master 35mm film and darkroom techniques. I look forward to mastering B&W photography more next term as I embark on an independent study!