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Photo exhibit on NE Campus depicts Europe

By Erin Ratigan/reporter

Red Lips, Sevilla, Spain, Stephanie Ramos
Red Lips, Sevilla, Spain, Stephanie Ramos

Visitors to NE Campus can view scenes from Spain, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

Point of View 2013 features photographs taken by students who participated in last year’s study abroad program under the direction of photography associate professor Patricia Richards.

“I really enjoyed the cultural experience,” said NE photography major Katherine Freyaldenhoven.

Subjects range from architecture and monuments to street art and portraits. While styles differ, monochrome is a popular medium in this exhibit.

Freyaldenhoven said “The Three Guys” is her favorite photo so far because capturing it forced her to step out of her comfort zone.

“I stalked those priests for, like, an hour,” she said, laughing.

“The Three Guys” includes three separate black-and-white shots and depicts different aspects of life in Rome.

Brett Stokes’ “Fiat, Roma” is another example of black-and-white photography. Taken in the streets, the photo shows a family in a small car with a little girl waving from the back seat.

“In photography, you talk about light, form, shape and gesture,” he said. “And to me, this had the nice light … the nice form … and then the gesture of the little girl, which I just thought was beautiful.”

Across de la Frontera, Spain,  Sarah Hussein
Across de la Frontera, Spain, Sarah Hussein

“Trieste Noir” by Carol Sewell, also in black-and-white, depicts a woman in a white coat in contrast with the night sky. This piece is different from the others as it was photographed and edited using an iPhone.

Freyaldenhoven said the program was not all fun and games.

“We literally worked from the time that we got up to late at night — probably 2 o’clock in the morning some nights,” she said.

Still, Freyaldenhoven said it was remarkable how in tune she became with her camera.

“You get so equipped with your camera, it just becomes a part of you,” she said. “You kind of blow your own mind of what you end up being able to do with it all.”

The exhibit runs until Nov. 25. The gallery is open during normal school operating hours.

Venice, Italy, Alex Kang
Venice, Italy, Alex Kang
Rome, Italy, Alex Kang
Rome, Italy, Alex Kang
Fish Market, Zahara de Los Atunes, Spain, Tina Merckling
Fish Market, Zahara de Los Atunes, Spain, Tina Merckling
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