This last week at Gallery 100 was the first of the senior photography BFA exhibitions of the Fall. A couple of my fellow peers who I have had many classes with had work in this show titled “Dilemma: Now What?” and although the exhibition has now been taken down I still thought I would share with ya’ll some of the other soon to be graduated photographers.
The first is my friend Daniel Kim. Daniel, is in my portraiture class, and he showed his self-portrait assignment for his BFA showcase. The black and white digital print photographs are of him, placed in front of a stark white wall, shaving his head into his hair cut he has for his training in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Daniel Kim Photograph from series
Each photograph goes through the steps of this morning “ritual”, he calls it. He evolved this series even further by adding a hand written letter to his mother,
Daniel Kim’s series: Photo courtesy of Krystal Macdonald
who recently passed away. Each simple, but powerful sentence went with a photograph and by the end, my eyes are always watering.I loved the subtly and purity of the photographs as well as my favorite element, that the last image was not the image I expected.Daniel is a photographer who is established around the area for his stylized wedding photography. Check out his website HERE!
Danielle’s series Climb, Photo courtesy of Krystal Macdonald
Krystals series “From the Family Archives” Photo courtesy of Krystal Macdonald
I have had many classes with a few of the other photographers in “Dilemma: Now What?”: Danielle Deutsch, Charles Anthony Darr, and Krystal Macdonald. Danielle Deutsch series’ of digital archival prints creates a separated panoramic experience titled “Climb.” This appealing landscape is a tribute to the beauty of the Arizona desert landscape, a comment on the mark of man, and her relationship as a documentary explorer through it all. Check out her blog HERE!! Charles Anthony Darr had a slideshow projected in a secluded corner, proving the pure quantity of photographs Charles produces. Charles photographs using a small Canon s90, which allows him to photograph nearly constantly. The title for his piece is “Matter of Time.” If you’d like to check out some of his daily photographs, go to his blog HERE!! Krystal Macdonald is another student who is currently in my self-portrait class. She is invested in her family, and captures these simple moments, that don’t just describe to you what her relatives look like, but rather embodies a feeling. The series she showed for the BFA show was a series called “From the Family Archives” which had black and white photographs of her racially different grandparents as well as a beautifully made book. The photographs are interesting and show a loving insight into a powerful bond.
Be sure to check out these emerging artist websites! Also Check out more photographs of the entire BFA show at Krystal Macdonald’s Album HERE!!