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BHSU students host photo exhibition and reception

Black Hills State University students will host a photo exhibition entitled, “Untitled” Visions of Diversity, on the BHSU campus Dec. 10 through Jan. 29. A reception will open the exhibition Dec. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. This photo, taken by Becky Jensen from Watertown, will be on display along with more 125 other photographs taken by students.

Black Hills State University students will host a photo exhibition entitled, “Untitled” Visions of Diversity, on the BHSU campus Dec. 10 through Jan. 29. A reception will open the exhibition Dec. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition is a collection of over 125 photographs taken by students enrolled in the Contemporary Issues in Photography course this fall. The exhibition will be on display in the Photographers Gallery located on the lower level of Jonas Hall.

Steve Babbitt, professor of photography who teaches the Contemporary Issues in Photography course, challenged 21 students to choose a specific personal theme or project to work on over the course of the fall semester. The images included in this exhibition are the culmination and presentation of these projects.

According to Babbitt, the subject matter is wide-ranging and diverse, and there are a variety of photographic mediums presented. Photographic processes include traditional silver prints, in color and black and white, cyanotype, Van Dyke and archival ink jet. Beyond the traditional media used for printing, students also experimented with non-silver and alternative digital printing methods to produce images on a variety of fabrics and clothing.

The student photographers have also published a companion book for the exhibition titled, “Untitled” Visions of Diversity, which will be on display and available for purchase in the gallery.

“This exhibition is the result of a semester’s work from some of our most talented and creative photography students. There is an extremely diverse selection of both subject and printing methods,” commented Babbitt.

Photographers included in the exhibition are: Mariah Bartlett from Fruitdale, Melissa Bloomberg from Sturgis, Amber Dvorak from Rapid City, Stacy Edwards from Spearfish, Chelsie Hart from Deadwood, Debra Iverson from Bowman, N.D., Randal Iverson from Rhame N.D., Becky Jensen from Watertown, Justin Kloppel from Spearfish, Pamela Kraklow from Belle Fourche, Lindsey Lee from Madison, Cody Meier from Rapid City, James Netzer from Sidney Mont., Andrew Rexroad from Rapid City, Mary Ringstmeyer from Winner, Lindsay Rose from Rapid City, Breana Schrempp from Rapid City, Abigail Snowden from Newell, Erin Weber from Madison, Minn., Tara Weldon from Edgemont, and Jaraka Witte from Rapid City.

For more information on this event contact Babbitt at 642-6769.
 

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