Gallery Shows

RCC Portrait Photography Students To Showcase Work July 22-24

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Randolph Community College’s 2015 Portrait Studio Management graduates are inviting the public to view their final portfolios at the school July 22-24.

            The portfolios will be available for viewing in the 2nd-year portrait bays in the Photography Imaging Center on the Asheboro Campus from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 and 23, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 24.

            Portfolios from the following students will be on display (all hometowns are North Carolina unless otherwise indicated): Robert Chou, Greensboro; Jordyn Cimbura, Lumber Bridge; Kevin Glaser, Fayetteville; Chelsea Jothen, Franklinville; Jessica Martin, Winston-Salem; Elizabeth Moore, High Point; Tiffany Myers, Thomasville; Andrea Porter, Ballentine, S.C.; Marcella Storie, Asheboro; Sean Szitas, Greensboro; Julia (Nikki) Whitt, Powellsville.

            RCC’s nationally known Photographic Technology program offers three concentrations: Commercial Photography, Photojournalism, and Portrait Studio Management. For more information on the programs, visit http://www.randolph.edu/photo.

            RCC’s Asheboro Campus is located at 629 Industrial Park Avenue.

RCC Photography Students Open Photography Exhibit at Carrboro Century Center

Marjory_Casseus layout of small desert cakes, strawbeeies, and pastry tools.

Photo layout by RCC student Marjory Casseus

ASHEBORO (April 9, 2015) – A group of Randolph Community College Photographic Technology students are displaying their work at a gallery in the Carrboro Century Center lobby through the month of May. The public is invited.

The gallery show was organized by photo student TJ Carr and will include medium-format, black-and-white film pieces that the students printed themselves in the RCC darkroom.

Carr grew up and currently resides in the town of Carrboro. He became interested in both photography and music at a young age and has put forth an effort to grow both passions throughout his life. He said he put together this gallery to display his work and the work of his peers at RCC as well as to try and raise awareness for the RCC Photographic Technology program.

One of the students, Allison Isley of Thomasville, said she is considering a career in commercial photography and is interested in traveling and documenting the culture of the areas she visits as well as the surrounding landscapes.

Another, Holly Spicer of Boone, said she has always had a passion for wildlife and nature photography. “Ever since I opened my first National Geographic magazine as a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a photojournalist and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else,” she writes.

Luke Christiansen, who said he began his professional career as an educator and lacrosse coach, enrolled at Randolph to “combine my love for writing and photography and to further develop myself as a powerful storyteller.”

Chelsea Mehalek of Chapel Hill said she fell in love with photography “on a self-discovery trip I took backpacking through Europe and I haven’t stopped shooting since. My passion is now capturing people.”

In addition those mentioned above, other students with photos on display are Lindsey Hooker, Matthew Jarrett, Jon Eric Johnson, Sarah Louya, Caitlin Penna, Javas Reid, Nathan Richards, and Tasha Thomas, all of Asheboro; Whitney Keller of Burlington; Marjory Casseus of Greensboro; and Denise Agard of Queens, N.Y.

The Carrboro Century Center is located at 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For more information on RCC’s Photographic Technology programs, go to http://www.randolph.edu/photo.

Allison_Isley image of silhouette of person jumping in front of a tall office building.

Photo by RCC student Allison Isley

Randolph Community College Photojournalism II Students Launch Book With Gallery Opening In Liberty NC

Man and woman discuss images with photo student in Liberty NC library. People gathered in Liberty NC library to view RCC students gallery opening.

The Photojournalism II class hosted an opening night at the Liberty, NC Library on March 5th for their Small Town, NC show and book launch. The show will be open to the public during normal library hours through April.

*The 2015 Randolph Community College Photojournalism students conducted a week long documentary project in Liberty, North Carolina. This gallery show and the book are the culmination the student’s work.  The book can be ordered at: Blurb (click to open the link!)