A photo by Becca Gage
The culmination of a semester’s work from some of Black Hills State University’s most creative and talented photography students is currently on display in the University’s Photographers Gallery.

The exhibit “All In” is a collection of more than 100 photographs taken by students enrolled in the Contemporary Issues in Photography course this fall. The exhibition will be on display in the lower level Jonas Hall gallery through Jan. 29. An opening reception was held last night for the exhibit.

Steve Babbitt, BHSU professor of photography, challenged the students to choose a specific personal theme or project to work on during the semester. The students’ work includes a variety of subject matters and photographic mediums from the outer façade of a building to silhouettes of a horse and rider reflected off nearby water.

 A photo by Josh Knutson
“This exhibit is particularly diverse in subject matter and content,” Babbitt said.

The student photographers have published a companion book which will be on display during the exhibition and available for purchase in the gallery. Each student also chose 20 of their own photographs to design and self-publish an individual book of finished images. These books will be on display as well.

Photographers included in the exhibition are: Aric Bakeberg, a mass communications major from
 A photo by Julieanne Morse
Rapid City; Melissa Cosme, a mass communications and corporate communications major from Spearfish; Rebecca Gage,a mass communications major from Sisseton; Joshua Knutson, a communication arts and mass communication major from Spearfish; Brock Mickelsen, a mass communication and communication arts major from Riverton, Wyo.; Joshua Larson, a mass communications major from Spearfish; Julieanne Morse, a mass communications major from Spearfish; Rochelle Sherman, a business administrative major from Spearfish; Arianne Skjeie, a mass communications major from Bismarck, N.D.; Abby Wehner, a mass communications major from Whitewood; and Kimberly Woods, a mass communications major from Box Elder.

The Photographers Gallery is located on the lower level of BHSU Jonas Hall and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Check out the interview with Steve Babbitt during the opening reception of the exhibit.