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Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Apr 10, 2020 2:29:55 PM

 

When Nicole Belcher Denzler combined one passion -- photography -- with another -- fashion -- it was a dynamic mix.

The result turned into a four-page spread in Issue 38 of Art of Portrait, a print and online publication dedicated to photographic portraiture.

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Topics: photo student, student art, student news, art students, photography and videography, Class of 2021

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Jan 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM

(photo by Larissa Ramey)

 

For Larissa Ramey, making her art and building a creative life is just part of the goal:

Finding ways to make that art available to communities that aren't always included in "the art world," or who don't often have access to art, is just as crucial. And it's what makes the Leesburg, Va.-based Ramey so excited about what online artistic communities can offer.

Since graduating last year from PCA&D with her BFA in Photography, Ramey has joined Darkside Collective. There, her role as administrative partner involves branding, social media, being on the looking for emerging talent, and handling outreach to other creatives and collectives. Founded by Nat Raum, whom Ramey met four years ago at a Society for Photographic Education Conference in Florida, Darkside Collective is an online space that provides artistic critiques, in-person meetups, visibility, and career resources.

And now it's published its first zine, Map to the Darkside, juried on the theme of "place."

What's it like to build that new community of creatives once you've graduated from art college -- and what role can the digital world play in helping artists find each other and reach audiences who wouldn't find them easily otherwise?

Here's Ramey's experience:

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Topics: photography, alumni, alumni art, Bachelor of fine art, class of 2019, photography and videography, zine

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Jan 4, 2020 7:30:00 AM

"Sanctuary," 2018 (detail), Erick Antonio Benitez.

Focusing on contemporary issues, says artist Erick Antonio Benitez, brings an immediacy to artwork, a chance to immerse an audience, to inspire reflection, and -- when everything clicks -- to perhaps effect change in real time.

It's the final week for Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra (This Land Is Your Land) in The Gallery at PCA&D, Benitez's multimedia exhibition on display since November. The Salvadoran-American artist's collection of photos, documentary film, and found objects document his travels over the length of the U.S.-Mexico border. Reflecting the stories of migrants, border agents, and Minuteman militia members, Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra is a living archive of how contemporary American policy impacts and shapes the lives of those who experience it.

Based in Baltimore, Benitez earned a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. We talked to Benitez about the demands of focusing art on contemporary issues, his process of compiling many pieces into multimedia, multidisciplinary artwork, and the rewards of uncovering timeless themes living within real-time events:

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Topics: photography exhibit, main gallery, photography and videography, exhibit, the gallery at PCA&D

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Dec 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM

A pair of PCA&D students have been selected for an international photographers' conference program in January.

Kennedy Bryant Toomey (‘22 Photography & Video) and Nicole Stoltzfus (‘22 Photography & Video) have been accepted into the volunteer program at the Professional Photographers of America's 2020 Imaging USA Conference in Nashville. They'll join more than 10,000 international photographers in Nashville for the six-day conference, an event that combines conference, trade show, and exhibition, and is the largest of its kind in the U.S.

Organizers, Kennedy says, "choose several students from around the country to participate in order to create networking and connections between big-name photography corporations and students."

Toomey and Stoltzfus sat down to share their thoughts about the opportunity -- as well as their dream cameras, assignments, and inspirations, and what drew them to pursue a BFA in Photography & Video at PCA&D:

 

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Topics: Transfer students, awards, student news, art students, honors, portfolio, internship, photography and videography, Class of 2022

Posted by Dr. Carissa Massey, Provost on Nov 18, 2019 2:07:46 PM

A message from Dr. Carissa Massey, Provost, PCA&D:

I am excited to announce to you a curriculum change in the Photography Department.  Following review of a proposal brought by Professor Eric Weeks, on November 6th our Department Chairs voted unanimously to support changing the title of the department to the Department of Photography and Video

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Topics: Announcement, photography, photography and videography, videography

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