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A Juried Student Exhibition

June 7 - July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: June 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Christine Storozkova
Gas Station 13 by Christine Storozkova
"To chart a course, one must have a direction. In reality, the eye is no better than the philosophy behind it. The photographer creates, evolves a better, a more selective, more acute seeing eye by looking ever more sharply at what is going on in the world."

—Berenice Abbott, 1951
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 sixth 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 seven 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 following students are represented in this exhibition at the Southeast Museum of Photography:

Stephanie Anderson ◦ Robert Biferie ◦ Cassie H. Brown ◦ John Michael Bullock ◦ Alexis Calhoun ◦ Carrie Canova ◦ Chelsea Doyle ◦ Natalie Forrest ◦ Erin Gordon ◦ Alicia Gray ◦ Megan Hart ◦ Melissa Hudson ◦ Taralynn Lawton ◦
Connie Macpherson ◦ Christina Marpole ◦ Rachel Mattox ◦ Laurie Meade ◦ Rima Nassar ◦ Carin Nicole Perez ◦
Kelsey Reinertsen ◦ Victor Rollins ◦ Jenna Rysanek ◦
Karly Scheuerman ◦ Rachel Sonnenshine ◦ Julia Stockman ◦ Christina Storozkova ◦ Daria Sturrup ◦ April Yohe

Portfolio Winner: Robert Biferie

Robert Biferie
Untitled No.1, 2010, by Robert Biferie
About the Juror

Robert J. Sindelir is the former director of Galleries and Visual Arts Programs at Miami-Dade Community College and the founding director of the Dade County Art in Public Places Program. He has curated more than two hundred exhibitions and had a weekly art column in the Coral Gables Gazette. He currently lives in Deland, Florida and is an independent writer and curator of exhibitions.

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 Southeast Museum of Photography acknowledges the support and assistance of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in the organization of this exhibition.
Cassie H. Brown Alexis Calhoun Jenna Rysanek
Lily, 2010, by Cassie H. Brown Little Man, 2011, by Alexis Calhoun Tissue Paper Dress, 2011, by Jenna Rysanek
Installation Images:
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