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Marlboro Student Photography Show
Demonstrates Alternative Processes

Marlboro College students have organized a group show of photographs that utilize a range of traditional and experimental techniques, which will be displayed from Friday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 27 at Mocha Joe’s Coffee Shop at 82 Main St., in Brattleboro, Vt. The exhibit, “Method Salad,” will open as part of Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk on Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This exhibit of photographs grew out of an intermediate photography class on alternative processes taught by photographer Joan O’Beirne, and includes a variety of images ranging from digital photography to candid portraits to collages combining photography and writing.

For the students, the transition from creating silver gelatin black and white prints to working with alternative processes such as Cyano Blue and Van Dyke Brown proved to be challenging and rewarding. The new processes required techniques the students were unfamiliar with, including the use of different materials, such as water color paper, sponge brushes and the exposure box.

The students’ exploration of additional modes of self-expression changed the process by which they produced photographs. Junior Lillian Schrank found the Van Dyke process invaluable to her photography and printmaking. “It is actually really exciting because I feel like I can use this process for the rest of my life, and still find new ways of drawing over them and combining new processes,” she says. The exhibit also features photos by juniors Ryan Kish, Willow O’Feral, Amber Nuite and sophomores Heidi Winter and Hannah Kozik.

For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).


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