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BHSU student photography exhibit “Unparalleled” on display

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Categories: Events, Students, Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Events, Faculty

Join Black Hills State University photography students April 26 from 4-6 p.m. for an opening reception of “Unparalleled,” an exhibition of over 100 photographs taken by BHSU students enrolled in the Contemporary Issues in Photography course this spring.

The exhibition will be on display in the Photographer's Gallery through the summer. The Contemporary Issues in Photography course challenged students to choose a specific personal theme or project to work on throughout the semester. The photographs included in this exhibition are the culmination and presentation of these projects. The subject matter is wide-ranging and diverse. The student have also published a companion book for the exhibition titled “Unparalleled” which will be on display in the gallery. Each student also chose 20 of their own photographs and designed and self-published an individual book of finished images. These books will also be on display.

“This exhibition is the result of a semester’s work from some of our most creative, talented and advanced photography students.” said Steve Babbitt, professor of art and mass communication/photography.

Photographers included in the exhibition include:
  • Bryce Boser, photography major from Box Elder
  • Malaisia Boykin, graphic design and communication major from Torrance, Calif.
  • Katrina Carr, graphic design and communication and mass communication major from Rapid City
  • John Deuter, graphic design and communication and art major from Black Hawk
  • Taylor Escott, mass communication major from Rapid City
  • Karley Guthmiller, mass communication major from Lake City, Colo.
  • Madison Hand, photography major from Midland
  • Gabrielle Hanson, mass communication and physical education major from New England, N.D.
  • Daniel Lerwick, general studies and photography major from Spearfish
  • Mason Moir, photography and mass communication major from Rapid City
  • Alison Murphy, photography major from Spearfish
  • Steven Reed, graphic design and communication major from Cerritos, Calif.
  • Amie Zaug, mass communication major from Rapid City
The Photographer’s Gallery is located on the lower level of Jonas Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information about the exhibit contact Steve Babbitt at (605) 642-6769.

BHSU offers a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. The photography program at BHSU offers classes that span all aspects of the profession from basic to advanced studio and commercial photography. Graduates will find career opportunities in photojournalism, commercial photography, and fine art photography.
BHSU has among the finest darkroom and digital imaging facilities in South Dakota and the surrounding region with three black and white and color labs, a film developing area, and an imaging lab. The digital imaging lab is complete with multiple Mac computers, scanners, and various large format and desk-top printing stations. Students also have access to a 2,000 square foot commercial studio and a new alternative silver and digital printing lab.

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