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BHSU photography students receive awards from South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, March 11, 2019/Categories: Students, Academic Affairs, Awards, College of Liberal Arts, Community, 2019

Three Black Hills State University photography students received awards in the South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians (SDAFP) photography contest.

In conjunction with SDAFP, Shutterbuzz – the BHSU photography club – organized the contest. The attendees of this year’s SDAFP conference chose the contest winners.

There was no specific theme for the contest, and any BHSU student was able to submit photographs.

The following BHSU students earned awards:
  1. $150 - Jon Deuter, graphic design major, Black Hawk
    1. Deuter’s winning image will published on the cover of the South Dakota Academy of Family physicians brochure.
  2. $100 - Zachary Meier, photography major, Scottsbluff, Neb.
  3. $50 - Taylee Hudson, photography major, Sturgis
Deuter said BHSU has helped him to recognize photography as an art form.

After graduation, Deuter hopes to expand his work and start his own photography business.

About the BHSU Photography Program
BHSU is proud to have Canon USA as a sponsor of the photography program. Through Canon's generous support BHSU photography students have the opportunity to use the latest camera equipment and digital printers available.

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 desktop printing stations. Students also have access to a 2,000 square foot commercial studio and a new alternative silver and digital printing lab.

BHSU now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts for photography. The BFA offers many opportunities to students interested in photojournalism, commercial photography, or fine art photography. BHSU continues to offer the photography emphasis as part of a mass communications degree as well.

For more information about the BHSU photography program, visit or contact Jerry Rawlings at or 605-642-6391

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