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A Juried Exhibition of Graduating Student Photography from Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida

June 19 - September 5, 2010
Opening Reception: June 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Aldrin Capulong
Rainy Train Station by Aldrin Capulong
"The secret to solving a photographic problem or to making a photograph that duplicates the image in your head or in the Art Director's head, is the mastery of photographic principles. Without that mastery, you are not in control; you're leaning on your luck." —Nick Vedros

Departures is a juried exhibition that highlights photography by recent graduates of the Daytona State College and University of Central Florida photography programs. This is the fifth year that the Southeast Museum of Photography has had the honor of showcasing the work of these recent graduates and it will continue to be a yearly summer event at the museum.

For nearly 40 years, Daytona State College graduates have taken their place among the nation’s leading photographers and by partnering up with the University of Central Florida nearly six years ago, the opportunities for graduates are even more attainable. In the early years of the Associate Degree program at what was then Daytona Beach Community College, there were few programs in the country that compared in both depth and range of instruction to foster creativity and technical mastery of the medium for students.

With the commitment of successive college administrations, the program grew into the largest, most comprehensive commercial photography program in the southeast. The challenges of a rapidly changing aesthetic and commercial environment have been met by a dynamic program that stresses the fundamental aspects of photography, the highest level of technical proficiency and professional judgment; one that gives a broad understanding of the techniques, materials and equipment used in the profession today.

The success of so many Daytona State College and University of Central Florida graduates attests to their skill, drive and resourcefulness, as well as the way that their interest in the medium was nurtured, informed and developed. In recent years, the strength of the Daytona State College photography program has been extended and expanded with a strategic partnership that offers a four-year bachelor’s degree program through the University of Central Florida. More than twenty graduates are showcased here in an exciting and diverse exhibition.

The Southeast Museum of Photography acknowledges the support and assistance of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in the organization of this exhibition.

The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies is a joint enterprise of the photography programs at Daytona State College, the University of Central Florida (Daytona Beach) and the Southeast Museum of Photography.

The following students are represented in this exhibition at the Southeast Museum of Photography:

Cassi Alexandra ◦ Shannon Baker ◦ Luke Bhothipiti ◦ Aleketa Bianchi ◦ Eli Blanton ◦ Jason Boldt ◦ Aldrin Capulong ◦ Jessica Castro ◦ Stephen Crimarco ◦ Jeffery Crist ◦ Julie Dayringer ◦ Desirée DeLoach ◦ Justin Green ◦ Jason Greene ◦ Jill Hemmerlein ◦ Tara Koenke ◦ Nick Krueck ◦ Maryia Martineau ◦ Claire Mitchell
Kennett Mohrman ◦ Susan Prince ◦ Natalie Starr ◦ Stefanie M. Thomas ◦ Jason Weingart ◦ Rebecca Zachary

Portfolio Awards: Cassi Alexandra and Kennett Mohrman

About the Juror

Nick Vedros studied photography at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He received his degree in 1976, and in 1977 opened his studio in downtown Kansas City. He made the rounds of Art Directors in Kansas City, portfolio in hand and before long was getting assignments. Some of the local advertising agencies had national clients, so Vedros got national exposure and, in time, the out-of-town agencies began calling. A firm believer in mastering photographic theory, he added to his early reputation by taking on difficult assignments and creating a production company to help handle the details.  He quickly became known as a problem solver and as a master of lighting.

Jason Boldt

Kennett Mohrman
"Hiding in a closet you hear them entering the room with dogs."
Kennett Mohrman
"I was running from a monster in my house with Donald Duck's nephews."
Money by Jason Boldt   Portraits by Kennett Mohrman, CLICK to read artist statement
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