The work of five students in the beginning and intermediate photography classes has been chosen by Photographer’s Forum magazine to be published in this year’s edition of Best of College Photography 2010.
Ellen Browning, assistant professor of art and design, encourages all of her students to submit work to various contests. “Winning a contest provides exposure for a student’s work, and it looks great on a resume,” said Browning.
At her suggestion, students recently entered the 29th Annual College Photography Contest, co-sponsored by Nikon. Their photographs were some of the ones chosen out of the nearly 14,000 entries received from the United States, Canada, and around the world.
The students, who major in art or communication arts, include:
Danielle Barnes ’10 of Palos Heights, Illinois
Brady Davidson ’11 of Shawnee, Kansas
Lindsay Koedyker ’12 of Highland, Indiana
Kristen Tamminga ’11 of Hudsonville, Michigan
Jenae Van Engen ’11 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Heather Lee ’12 of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, who took the class last semester, also had work chosen to be published.
The winning entries are currently on display in the lobby of the Art and Communication Center.
“I feel truly honored to have been chosen as a finalist in this contest,” said Koedyker. “ It’s a real blessing, and it makes me even more excited to continue using my God-given gift to keep taking photos and making art. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my photography classes, and they’ve helped me to discover my interests in subject matter and to develop and define my own artistic style.”
Best of College Photography 2010 is distributed to college libraries and instructors of photography, art, and graphic design.