March2011
Luis Fernando Vasquez plays fútbol in the La Pradera settlement in Lima, Peru. by Noah Addis
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We have great news to share, six of our current students were selected finalists for the Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography!  Their work will be published online and in the book Best of College Photography 2011; this hard-bound publication is distributed to college libraries and instructors of photography, art and graphic design and can be ordered directly from Photographer's Forum. 

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Noah Addis is a freelance photojournalist, represented by Corbis, who has covered stories such as the war in Iraq, the growth of Christianity in Africa, and most currently, a large project focusing on life in the world's urban squatter communities. 

 

"While much is written about the crime and poverty endemic to squatter settlements, the realities of everyday life are often lost in the headlines. Many squatters are hard-working citizens who, through lack of education or poor job opportunities, are forced to work in low-paying jobs and do not earn enough to rent or purchase a legal home. The vast majority are not criminals and are merely looking for a safe place to live. As one squatter living under high-tension power lines in a favela in Sao Paulo told me, 'my dream is to have a legal address'," says Addis.

 

Addis began shooting all of his documentary photography in black and white, a practice that he has been doing since college.  A few years ago he began experimenting with large-format color work with an 8x10 camera for his suburban landscape project that he worked on in between newspaper assignments.  Currently he is shooting mostly 4x5 color film.  Addis states, "I think the relevant point about my working process is that I've switched to large-format color work because it suits the quieter direction my work has been taking. After years of covering breaking news for the newspaper, I found myself wanting to continue doing documentary work, but in a more subtle, analytical way."

 

Recently Addis has been accepted into The Summer Show Project 2011 at Foley Gallery in New York, which offers him the unique chance to work directly with the Foley Gallery to create new work which will be curated in a group exhibition in June 2011.  He was also awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artists 2010-2011 Fellowship. Work from his Peru trip has been featured in the Daniel Cooney | Fine Art Holiday Emerging Artist's Auction, the New Normal exhibition at the Center for Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, CO as a Juror's Honorable Mention, as well as winning a Juror's Award in Photography 30 at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.  He has been in numerous exhibitions, has won countless awards, and has been in many high profile publications such as Burn Magazine, Leica Fotografie International, and Black and White Magazine. Addis has had a successful career which shows no signs of slowing down.

 

Image: Walter Fuentes Arias,  president of the Asociacion Los Angeles de San Antonio settlement in Lima, Peru.

Saturday Series Workshops
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Drexel Photography
is proud to announce the inaugural session of Saturday Series Workshops.  The Workshops are college-level courses designed specifically for motivated high school students in grades 9-12 interested in photography.  The goal of the Workshops is to foster exploration and investigation into the principles of creativity while focusing on the personal development of each individual student.  The Workshops are committed to providing students with an enriching experience, whether developing a portfolio or exploring interests in photography.

Workshops are running in five week sections.  The spring session is running April 2 - May 7 with no class on April 23 and the summer session is running July 9 - August 13 with no class on July 30.  All Workshops are conveniently held in the state of the art Photography Facilities on Drexel University's campus located in Philadelphia. Drexel University is easily accessible by public transportation from New Jersey and suburban Pennsylvania via the Regional Rail lines of SEPTA, NJ Transit, and the PATCO high speed line from Southern New Jersey.  Amtrak 30th Street Station is right next to campus making all connecting routes and cities within reach.


Please click here to download our full brochure for detailed information and registration materials.  
 
Award & Exhibition Notices + News:  

Stella Chen (Junior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Paper Ribbon Texture".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011.

Tyler Haughey (Junior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Deal, NJ Looking South".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011.

Sam Markey (Senior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Elsinore, Denmark".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011

Andre Rucker (Senior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Hermes".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011.

Ashley Smith (Senior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Ang, 2010".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011.

Jules Victor (Senior): Photographer's Forum 31st Annual Best Of College Photography selected finalist for "Van".  Work will be published in the hard bound Best of College Photography 2011.

Drexel Photography High School Contest Exhibiting Photographers: Work will begin shipping back to those who included return postage early next week.  Certificates will be mailed for those who could not attend the opening reception. 
Alumni, please don't forget to let us know what you are doing.  We would love to hear (and feature) any exhibitions, new work, contests, articles, or anything else that you have been doing.  Send us an email or catch us on Facebook with your news today. 

  

Sincerely,

Paul Runyon, Sr.

Program Director