Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Exhibition Opportunity!

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is looking for student work to be displayed at the joint Northeast - Mid Atlantic conference in November. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by other photographers and by photo faculty members from schools across the area. There is no fee to apply, you just need to email three of your BEST photos and a short (300 word) statement to SPE by October 10. Don't miss this great opportunity! Submit some photos today. For more information, click on this link: http://www.spema.org/conferences/conference_2009_exhibition.php

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Bucks athletics is seeking student photographers to shoot sporting events.
Students will compile photos, videos, and recaps of sporting events, making them accessible to all students, including those who are part-time students or those who are unable to be active participants themselves. There will be opportunities to be published electronically and in print to gain more exposure. Interested? There will be a meeting this Thursday, Sept 24 at 12:30 in the gym lobby.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New York Trip

The Bucks Art Dept. trip to NYC will be held on Friday, October 23. The bus will leave Bucks at 8am and return around 10pm that night. We will make stops in Chelsea to visit the art galleries and at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is a great chance to see some amazing artwork. Tickets are $23 if purchased before September 25 and $25 if purchased after September 25. The Chelsea Galleries are free and the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a "pay as you wish" admission fee - pay one dollar and you are in! Kimberly will take interested students to photo galleries in Chelsea. Sign up today! Tickets are available from Susan Cafieros in the art office.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Photo Club Meeting

The Photo Club will be holding their first meeting of the semester this Monday, Sept 14 from noon-1pm in Hicks 118 (the classroom outside the darkroom). All are welcomed to attend. We will be discussing Photo Club activities for the fall semester. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A War Photographers Dilemma. What do you think?

The New York Times photo blog (Lens) is updated daily with images and stories.  A recent post caught my eye.  While covering the war in Afghanistan, photographer Julie Jacobsen captured an image of a mortally wounded American soldier.  Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard died shortly after the image was taken.  The soldier's family did not want the image released.  The AP elected to release the photograph along with images taken immediately before.  

“What it does is show — in a very unequivocal and direct fashion — the real consequences of war, involving in this case a U.S. Marine,” said Santiago Lyon, the director of photography at the A.P. “And that becomes very personal and very direct in some way, because we have a name, we have a home town, we have a shared nationality and we have, to a certain extent, a shared culture and some common values.  

Images and the story are available through this link: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/behind-13/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Photographers wanted

A "Light the Night" walk will take place at Bucks on Saturday, October 3 from 4:30-8pm.  This event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The organizers are looking for student photographers to document the event.  There is no pay. . but it is a good opportunity to build your portfolio while doing a good deed!  If you are interested in photographing this event, please call Kate Weissman - phone:  610-238-0360 ex. 225.  Thanks!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SPE Conference Scholarships & Awards.

Attention all photo students.  The Society for Photographic Education national conference will take place this March in Philadelphia.  This is a great opportunity to show your work and meet photographers and photography professors from across the country.  SPE is offering scholarships to the conference and cash awards.  Interested in applying?  You should be!  The link is here:  http://www.spenational.org/conference/conf2010/pdf/SPE_Scholarshipform_10.pdf
Apply today.  See Kimberly, Chad or Kate if you have any questions!

open lab hours for fall 2009

Open labs begin this Wednesday (9/2) in both the digital lab and the darkroom.  
Mondays:   noon-1pm & 5-10pm in the digital lab
9am-1pm & 5-6pm in the darkroom.
Tuesdays:   10am-6pm -  digital & darkroom
Wednesdays:   9am-1pm & 5-10pm -  digital & darkroom
Thursdays:   12:30-10pm - digital & darkroom
Fridays:   noon-7pm - digital & darkroom
Get to work!!