Pierce College Photo Salon

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    Pierce College Photo Salon



    The Pierce College Photo Salon, featuring Pierce student photography, will be open from Oct. 25 through Nov. 23 in the Art Gallery.


     Thirty-seven photographs were selected for display in categories including photojournalism, studio, portraits, landscapes, still life, and life studies, according to a press release.


    “This is a good example of the quality of work from Pierce students,” said Monika Del Bosque, assistant art professor and gallery director. “I’m impressed.”


    One image, “Glow Leaf” by Starlene Early, portrays an autumn leaf curling at the edges, illuminated by the sunlight, which also highlights the light orbs surrounding the leaf.


    Another striking image, “Materialized, Charred” by Erin Stone, captures a man with a lit cigarette between his fingers, smoke lingering in the air, and half his face covered in a thick, black film.


    “The idea that what happens to you when you smoke on the inside is shown on the outside looks cool in the photo,” said freshman fine arts major, Lucas Bononi.


    For the first time in the 34-year history of the Photo Salon, entries from the photo club were allowed, according to a faculty member presiding over the event.


    The photos were selected by department faculty members and will be up for judging by professional photographers during the opening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 27.


    Prizes will be provided by the Associated Student Organization (ASO), which also funds the exhibition in conjunction with the Pierce College Foundation, according to a press release.


    Photographs depict various scenarios including a colorful image of children in a poppy field and the more urban black and white image of a dimly lit subway entrance.


     “The diversity makes it nice,” said fine arts student, Miriam Kossari. “I love the lighting in the subway photo especially.”


    Not only are the images solely from students, the display was also a student effort on behalf of those enrolled in Art 519, a Display Techniques class, according to the press release. 


    “I see the variation of urban and nature, there is a kind of pattern throughout,” said Bononi.


    The exhibition will be open from Monday, Oct. 25 through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Monday and Wednesday: 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery room 3301.

    The reception will take place Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    For more information, please call (818) 710-2262