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NE photo teachers display works

By Casey Holder/photo editor

The faculty and staff of TCC’s photography program have applied their lectures and advice to their own work with their biennial department show Pictures at an Exhibition.

“The show is a representation of both our personal and teaching philosophies. We want to share with the people,” said Richard Doherty, associate professor of photography.

The show is hanging in NE Campus’ College Hall (NCAB 1111) through Feb. 28. The group also will hold a reception there 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

Included in the show are prints made from broken glass-plate negatives, digital ink-jet prints, prints made using high-dynamic range, multimedia installations, alternative processes as well as silver gelatin prints. The work nearly runs the gamut of contemporary photographic media.

“Each person has a different way of expressing desire and passion of the photographic medium,” said photography associate professor Patricia Richards of the eclectic mix of styles presented in the show.

Doherty explained that when piecing together the program’s faculty, he always strives to appoint practicing photographers. As working artists, they provide more than simple instruction to students. They become role models with real-world know-how, he said.

Instructional aide Paul Leicht has been with the department for three years and has work in the exhibition for the second time. His work includes multimedia pieces as well as non-traditionally framed photographs.

“I like to work with different ways of presenting and incorporating photography, not presenting in a frame,” Leicht said.

Richards, who has been a faculty member since 1990, brought the show back two years ago. She described it as a way to display the multi-faceted capabilities of the TCC photography staff.

From students who seek to learn how to manipulate digital photographs with the latest version of Photoshop to students who would like to muddle in the craftsmanship of shooting film on a bellowed view-camera, they can find someone with expertise in that style.

“If you want to see what’s going on, who’s doing what, go to the show,” Richards said.

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