Photography workshop teaches more than camera skills

centroWith her second grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Susan Boecher [top], Art Department faculty member, taught a six-week photography workshop that partnered OverExposure, a media arts nonprofit, Augsburg College and Centro, an area social service organization.

Four Augsburg photography students served as OverExposure mentors to help teach black and white photography to 11 teens from Raices/Roots, a youth development program for high-risk Latino youth offered through Centro.

Meeting at Augsburg twice weekly from July 5 to August 11, students learned the technical and artistic skills required to properly expose, develop, and print black and white film and the vocabulary needed to articulate and write a statement of their completed work. Using themes of identity, culture, and places as assignments, students created a portfolio of prints that was presented at Centro on August 12, 2011. Continue reading “Photography workshop teaches more than camera skills”

"10.10.10" exhibit in student gallery

101010The newest addition to the student gallery in Christensen Center is Phase 1 of the nonprofit organization OverExposure’s newest initiative, entitled What’s New? OverExposure creates partnerships between photographers and tax-exempt nonprofits.

The exhibit, featuring 10 Photographers, 10 Neighborhoods and 10 perspectives, will be in the Christensen Center from Nov. 7 – Dec. 2.

What’s New? is a 2-year project that will document the changing demographics of Twin Cities neighborhoods. OverExposure will partner photographers with Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhood and community organizations to document the diversity and changing population of the Twin Cities. Organizations will help photographers identify neighborhood characteristics, places of interaction, and events and activities that signify changes and challenges created by growing diversity. Photographers will document and artistically interpret these changes.  Continue reading “"10.10.10" exhibit in student gallery”