2016 Photojournalism graduate Allison Lee Isley won the Student Photographer of the Year award at the annual North Carolina Press Photographer’s Association meeting. Allison’s portfolio included images she made for class assignments, her internships and her first job. Allison is now a staff photographer at the Winston-Salem Journal.
Photos by RCC student Shawna Young
These images are from a class project by students in the Commercial Photography concentration. For the portfolio project in the Photographic Illustration class students were required to conceive of an idea and make a cohesive series of 5 images on a single theme. As a part of the process students’ brain stormed ideas, discussed technical challenges and engaged in creative problem solving to realize their ideas in print.
Photos by RCC student Lindsay Odum
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.
Photo by RCC student Allison Isley
Photo by RCC student Chelsea Jothen
This is from Chelsea’s Fall Portrait Portfolio for the Professional Portraiture I class in Portrait Studio Management Photographic Technology degree program. Students were required to submit 5 images in the portfolio.