Club Feature: Photo Club

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 10:21 PM
Club Feature: Photo Club by Dakota Palmer
Photo Club meets bi-weekly on Thursdays at 8:45 p.m. in Doucette Hall. There’s no cost to join.

The Edinboro University Photo Club is a group on campus with photography majors and non-majors alike. This club is for anyone who has a love for photography and wants to bring together different communities in and around campus. Additionally, it’s for people who want to stay in the know of the photography world and its trends.

Photo Club began nearly 20 years ago and has been under the supervision of assistant professor Fred Scruton for the last 13 years. The club has approximately 15 members.

“Although we may be a small group here on campus, we do some pretty major things each year collectively. Common tasks include hosting tables during special occasions, such as Aloha, the art department’s version of club rush, and also hosting a table during homecoming,” said club president Ashely Stone.

This past fall, the club was able to revive Silvervision, which is an annual publication juried and assembled by the group of the top five bodies of work entered. Then it is designed by students in the graphic design program.

“Each issue showcases photographers whose conceptual prowess is articulated through various photographic fields and subject matter that open up a discussion about the arts and its relationship to our contemporary culture,” said Stone.

Recently, some members of the club went to Las Vegas for the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), a national conference, to listen to various speakers and presenters in addition to having their work reviewed by professionals and curators alike.

“This opens up our exposure and provides ample networking opportunities,” said Stone.

Each year, the club brings in a few guest speakers; the speakers are contemporary artists in and around the area that discuss their work and also give feedback on students’ portfolios. Some past speakers have included: David Moog, Ben Trivett, Burk Uzzle and Andy Cowell.

“All in all, this is a well-balanced group that strives to make ourselves known in the community,” said Stone.

“I would just want to give a special thanks to all those involved in the club for making my first year as president as great as it was. I will miss the graduating seniors greatly, but I am excited for the next batch to come along next year.”

Photo Club meets bi-weekly on Thursdays at 8:45 p.m. in Doucette Hall G20. There is no cost to join and members are welcome to join at any point in the semester.

Dakota Palmer is the Online Editor for The Spectator.

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