In This Issue
HS Contest Reception
From Darkroom to Daylight
University 101
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The winter season is off to a great start. We have an Open House on March 6th. In the event that you cannot make it, we would still love to have you visit the facility.  Feel free to contact Casey Cummings to set up a personal tour. 

2015 High School Contest

The 15th year of the Drexel Photography High School Contest celebrated with its Opening Reception on Saturday, February 6th. We had an exceptional number of entries filled with fantastic work this year. We will be exhibiting the work at our photography gallery located at the Photography Facility at the NE corner of 33rd and Arch Streets (101 N. 33rd St.) through March 4th. 

From Darkroom To Daylight
April 13th

Screening and lecture - April 13th at 6pm 
URBN Annex Screening Room at 3401 Filbert St.
Free and Open to the Public

Photographer Harvey Wang will present his new film FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT, which explores how the dramatic shift from film to digital has affected photographers and their work. Wang began taking pictures as a teenager. He was mid-career when the tools of his craft were made nearly obsolete with the transition to digital, sending him on an exploration of how others navigated the change. Wang interviewed more than 40 important photographers and prominent figures in the field, including Jerome Liebling, George Tice, David Goldblatt, Sally Mann, and Eugene Richards, as well as innovators Steven Sasson, who built the first digital camera while at Kodak, and Thomas Knoll, who along with his brother created Photoshop.
A Q & A and book signing of the recently published companion book, which American Photo called "One of the 10 Best New Photography Books of Summer 2015," will follow the talk.
About Harvey Wang
Harvey Wang has published six books of photography including Harvey Wang's New York (1990), Flophouse: Life on the Bowery (2000), and most recently From Darkroom to Daylight (2015). Wang has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the New-York Historical Society, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History, among others. His films have screened at festivals all over the world. His short film about the photographer Milton Rogovin won the prize for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival. He lives and works in New York City.

University 101 - Civic Engagement
Program News
Eight Freshman Photography students in University 101, lead by Paul Runyon, spent a Saturday in November volunteering with Friends of Carpenter's Woods as part of the Civic Engagement component of the class.
In total, 22 trees were planted along the edge of Carpenter's Woods in Fairmount Park.  The students received a glowing review and gratitude from the organization.

Doris Kessler from the  West Mount Airy Neighbors Streetscapes Committee said,  "The students' energy and enthusiasm was SO welcome and the organization behind your participation was impressive."
Alumni, Faculty and Student News
Press and Shows

Paul Runyon faculty and Program Director, will be taking six students to Southern Utah, Arizona and Nevada for his Western Landscape Photography class over the upcoming term break. The class will visit Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Mead and The Grand Canyon.

Andrea Modica, faculty, gave  a portrait class at the ICP in NY, Jan 30-31 and on February 4th, gave a lecture at the
Andrea Modica has a group show at  The Print Center , here in Philadelphia starting Feb 5.  Also check out her
interview in Photograph Magazine from the winter issue. 

Michael Froio, facility manager, has two pieces from his Watershed series in the Perkins Center annual juried photo exhibition, one of which received honors.  The exhibition runs January 31-February 26 and is free and open to the public.

Niko Kallianiotis , adjunct faculty, currently has a solo exhibition of his work titled, "Doses of the Real" at Phaze 2 Gallery at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV.

Jason Varney adjunct professor & alumni, recently published work for Bicycling, People, Rodale's Organic Life, The Wall Street Journal & shot covers/features for Prevention and Philadelphia. As well as cookbook projects for Burgess Lea Press and advertising projects for Auntie Anne's, Lostine, Severino Pasta, Honeygrow, Philadelphia Distilling.

Jeffrey Stockbridge, alumni, currently has his series High on the Sky's Line featured in Accent Magazine.

Noah Addis, alumni, is in a two person show with Kai Caemmerer called "Future Cities" at Pictura Gallery which o pened Friday, February 5th.  

Kara Khan , alumni, is  working with the Gravy Studio on an instant film show that will be up from March 6-26

Alexa Nahas, alumni, received a 2016 Couple's Choice Award from Wedding Wire.  

Magda Papaioannou, senior, is the chief photographer for the Drexel D&M magazine this year.  She has also had some of her recent photographs of artists like Miley Cyrus and James Bay published in  Jump Magazine's online edition. 

Sydney Arroyo, alumni, is currently working at Capture This NYC in training to be a digital tech.

Leah Bank , alumni, was published in the latest issue of BUST Magazine, on newsstands now.

Matt Zugale, alumni, has returned to the Philadelphia area after working in New York City for the past 11 years. He has recently worked with Philly Mag.

Samantha Sheehan, alumni, is  opening a business March 1st in central Vermont. It is a low profit LLC (known as an lc3 in Vermont) called Valley.Works. It will grow into a larger organization which will provide important professional training and business development services to other creative industries in the community. 

Tyler Haughey, alumni, is in a group show that opens this month at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. The exhibition is for the artists who received NJSCA fellowships in 2015.

Emily Frances, alumni, did a shoot for Reebok's 'Z-pump' campaign, to be used for in store advertisements and potentially on billboards. She also recently had an i nterview with ImageBrief.  
Joanna Ference, alumni, moved to LA mid-November after accepting a job offer from I Heart Reps photo agency. She is a Jr. Rep, under the owner, Dara Siegel.

Shan Cerronealumni,  accepted the position of Photo Editor at JUMP magazine.  He  leased a secondary space in a studio complex, and with the help of other alumni (Mike Colosimo and Chris Fascenelli) he'll be opening up a full service public print lab and editing studio in Fishtown.  Shan also r ecently completed work on Drexel's 2015 Philanthropy Journal and is c urrently shooting the Philadelphia Shipyard's 2015 annual report.

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