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Mark your calendars for two upcoming events!  First we have an Open House for interested high school students on Sunday, May 29th.  Second, we have our biggest event of the year, the Senior Thesis Exhibition & Opening Reception on Friday, June 14th.  We hope to see you at one or both events.  In the event that you cannot make either, we would love to have you visit the facility, feel free to contact Elizabeth Timmons to set up a personal tour.

Senior Thesis
Reception & Show


Please mark June 14th on your calendars and join us for the opening reception of our 2013 Photography Senior Thesis Exhibition.  Every June we hold a public exhibition of our graduating senior's thesis projects; thesis is a nine-month, self-directed project of the student's choosing.  The opening reception is well attended by industry professionals and is a wonderful evening celebrating our students' photography.  This years event will be held at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Annex, 3401 Filbert Street.
"The photography program at Drexel University seeks to produce photographers who possess high degrees of both visual literacy and technical expertise.  The program embraces pluralism and does not recognize traditional boundaries between applied and fine arts. We seek to further our students' understanding that quality in the medium is not defined by semantic boundaries, and to ensure the excellence of all student work regardless of its application.  The quality of visual literacy is not a fad nor is it dependent on any specific technology; rather it emerges from a rigorous intellectual foundation.  The work of the ten young artists included in this show demonstrates a breadth of approach that is both refreshing and rewarding." - Paul R. Runyon, Program Director 

Event Facts:

What:  2013 Senior Photography Exhibition

Where: Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert Street)

When:  June 14th through June 20th, 2013
Opening Reception, June 14, 2012, 6 - 9 PM

Hours are by appointment only

Cost: FREE and open to the public

More Information: or visit


Planning on joining us? Please let us know by clicking here.   

Open House
Join Us!


I would like to personally invite you to our Spring Open House on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  It is a great opportunity to meet our faculty, current students, tour our facility and learn how our innovative program integrates classroom study and real world experience.  You will also learn about the outstanding Drexel Co-Op and how the photography program assists you in finding the perfect placement for your interests and how you can graduate with professional experience on your r�sum�.  For registration and more information, please visit the Open House Website. 

Alumni, Faculty and Student News
Press and Shows


Noah Addis, alumni, has a show opening in June titled Future Cities: Cairo at the 110 Church Gallery in Philadelphia.  The show runs from June 5th - July 27th.  Additional information can be found here.


Andrea Modica & Stuart Rome, faculty, are a part of a Pant, a group exhibition, at Gallery 339.  The show is open now through July 27th.


Nicole Schwartz, junior, was selected as a finalist in the 33rd Annual Photographer's Forum College Photography Contest and will be published in the book 2013 Best of College & High School Photography.


Jeffrey Stockbridge, alumni, was one of Drexel Magazine's 40 under 40 and his ongoing Kensington Blues project was featured by Vignette Magazine and The Rust Belt Almanac. Jeffrey has two pieces in the Pulse Art Fair, May 9-12th, with Cynthia-Reeves Gallery and he has an upcoming lecture and discussion about his project at the Philadelphia Free Library, Main Branch, on Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm.


Jason Varney, alumni, had new editorial work in the March issue of GQ and the May issue of Food & Wine Magazine. Additionally, Jason photographed The Di Bruno Brothers "House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes, and Parings" cookbook out this month.  In advertising he worked on the cover art for the new Iron & Wine "Ghost on Ghost" record and shot the new national "Fresh Baked" campaign for Auntie Anne's as well as projects for Hersey and Nutrisystem. 

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. 



Paul Runyon, Sr.

Program Director