Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New to the photo program at GVSU?

Calling all new photo students!!
Are you new to the photo program at GVSU? Please make every effort to attend the photography program’s orientation.

Where: Lake Superior Hall, Room 114
When: Monday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Why: To meet faculty and fellow students and discuss your future as a photo major

Potential Topics for Discussion

• What we expect from you as a photo major
• What you can expect from us as your teachers
• How to succeed in the program
•What kind of opportunities there are
•What kind of supplies you will need
• What kind of career options are out there
• And whatever else is on your mind

Pizza and Pop will be served. You don’t need to stay for the whole time and it’s okay to walk in late. Please don’t cut class for this but do your best to make it. We look forward to meeting you.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tonight! ART21

Stop by LSH 154 for ART21


More info here

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chances Are You Suck

Or: Why you should probably ignore comments when you post your images online.

Read this. Do it now, I'll wait here:

Also something to think about next time you're in a critique and the effort of thinking critically seems to hard or you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. You don't have to be mean to give a thoughtful critique, but you'll never be able to do it until you stop worrying about hurting feelings and start worrying about helping your colleagues improve their work.

Do you want to improve your work even if it means sometimes being told that you suck? Will you believe it when you hear it?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter Chicago Trip!

Visit the Art Institute of Chicago with the GVSU Photography Department March 1st, 2012.

Sign up and pay in full by FEBRUARY 2nd to join a group rate. This is a unique opportunity to see work featured at the Art Institute, join faculty on the fall semester visit and experience the windy city first hand.

Sign up on Victoria Veenstra’s office door: #277, Lake Superior Hall

Art Institute Admission: $10.00
South Shoreline Train: $16.50 RT

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Couple of Links for a Monday

“It was important to step back and understand that cameras didn’t make these photos, photographers made these photos” - Tim Mantoani

"In 2008 Lee Jeffries, an amateur photographer and accountant by profession, began photographing homeless people. His portraits may be uncompromising, but they are also beautiful" 

What are you looking at? Where do you find inspiration?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Out & See The Show!


The School of Communications
Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition
Preforming Arts Center Gallery
November 22 - December 10, 2011
Reception Thursday, December 1, 2011 5-7pm
Final Showing Saturday, December 10, 2011 3-5pm

Elizabeth Bohr
Nakia Bole
Katie Daniels
Patrick Dove
Amber Felicioni
Emily Haapala
Lauren Hills
Stacey Kasbow
Kevin Kropf
Amy Rowland
Lindsey Ruedel
Julie Sannes
Kara VanderMolen
David Vander Wiere

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thurs. 10am-7pm
For questions, contact the Performing Arts Center Gallery at 616-331-2563

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tonight! Mid Term Thesis Review, Blink

Remember, tonight and tomorrow, Room 114 in LSH will be hosting the Midterm Thesis Review.

This year it's titled: "Blink"

More information forthcoming. The review will happen between 6-9pm, Tuesday and Wednesday.

All are welcome.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Fall Photo Meet Up

UPDATE: Due to cold, rain and wind the Meet-Up at Kirk Park has been canceled.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Opportunity: GR Photo Project

An opportunity to get involved with photography, Grand Rapids, and Artprize.

"The GR Photo Project. This is a photography collaboration put together by ArtPrize artits Dionel Fisher and Rita Long AND you! That’s right, we’re inviting everyone to come together to create a community driven photography project of Grand Rapids for ArtPrize."

Check it here:

More info here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sartorialist Assistant Job and Internship opportunities

The Sartorialist is looking for an assistant and some interns, all positions are in New York so the internships might be hard to swing, but if you're interested in a photo assistant position this one may be hard to beat. Details here:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Faculty Show: Victoria Veenstra, The Conversation Series

Victoria Veenstra has work in The Green Lion Gallery.

Located on 150 E Fulton in Grand Rapids, MI, Victoria will be showing work with Renee Zettle-Sterling.

Victoria's work, The Conversation Series, is a "chromagenic pinhole photographic series exploring the ebb and flow of conversations in monochromatic time between careers and life demands. A vusal quandary to the question 'what would a superwoman say if she had coffee with me today?' "

Really great work so make sure you stop by if your in the area. The gallery hours are simple enough, Fridays 5pm-9pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm, with a closing reception August 27, 7-11pm.

Sorry no images for the blog this time around, only a show card but that just means you'll have to come out to see the work in person and that's never a bad thing.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oxmoor House Publishing Summer Internship

Oxmoor House Publishing is looking for a photography fellow starting in July. Click the link for more information.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Faculty Shows: Victoria Veenstra

Victoria Veenstra has work in both the Festival for the Arts at the GRAM next week and at the Muskegon Museum of Art Regional exhibition. Unfortunately both receptions are on Thursday May 26, 5:00 -8:00pm and they are kinda far apart from one another.

But if you're in either area make sure you stop by one and see the work. Victoria won the William L. "Bill" Rogers Best of Photography Award at Muskegon Museum of Art so if you stop by the Muskegon show keep that in mind.

Link for The Festival of Arts:
Link for Muskegon Museum of Art Regional exhibition:

Sorry no images for the blog this time around but if you're out and about make sure you stop by these shows.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Closer to Home" by The photo installation class at GVSU

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in human history. Sex trafficking is a huge part of this trade. The issue of sex trafficking has become more exposed to the public in the last decade but many in the U.S. still view it as a problem in far off countries.

There are estimated to be 325,000 CHILDREN trafficked for sex in the United States alone.
The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the U.S. is between 12 to 14 years old. -The Polaris Project

The photo installation class at GVSU is addressing the issues of sex trafficking and how it is a topic that is closer to home than you think.

Wednesday, April 27 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm

240 Front St.
Grand Rapids, MI