Photo by Anthony Petrone, mass communications major from Port Reading, N.J. Petrone received a second place for his photo. Around 40 student photographs are currently on display at the BHSU Ruddell Gallery.
The 19th annual Black Hills State University Student Photography Exhibit is now being displayed in the Ruddell Gallery located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

“This year’s All Student Show exhibits an immense amount of diversity, and contains student work from all levels within the curriculum,” said Jerry Rawlings, assistant professor of mass communications. “Steve Babbitt and I are very proud of these students their dedication towards their medium is to be commended, as can be witnessed by the imagery they have produced.” The exhibit consist of nearly 40 photographs and includes conventional black and white, color photographs, digitally produced photographs and a variety of alternative silver and non-silver processes. The images were collected from 11 BHSU photography courses ranging from basic to advanced offered during the academic year.

Loni LeRive, owner and operator of Black Hills Portraits and a BHSU alumna, was this year’s juror for first, second, and third place as well as seven honorable mentions. This year’s winners included first place winner Laura Heisinger, mass communications major from Mitchell; second place winner Anthony Petrone, mass communications major from Port Reading, N.J.; and third place winner Trisha Wolff, mass communications major from Belle Fourche.

Honorable mention photo by Shelby Tollefson, mass communications major from Hitchcock.
Several other students were also honored for their work, including: Shelby Tollefson, mass communications major from Hitchcock; Aric Bakeberg, mass communications major from Rapid City; Amanda Jensen, mass communications major from Rapid City; Becca Gage, mass communications major from Sisseton; Adam Gomez, mass communications major from Spearfish; Rianna Hotz, environmental physical science major from Hot Springs; and Michelle Stampe, biology major from Spearfish.

The exhibit will be on display through April 3. The Ruddell Gallery is located on the second floor of the Student Union and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please contact Babbitt or Rawlings at 605-652-6769.