The work in Optical Union represents a cross-section of select final portfolios from the Photography 3 class during spring term, 2008. Taught by Professor Martin Benjamin, this highest level photography class requires each student to develop a cohesive series of photographs in order to create a final portfolio.
I am a Chemistry and Visual Arts double major at Union College. These photographs emerge from the artistic side of my brain rather than the scientific, but not exclusively. With my camera I fill the void left behind while thinking scientifically. These images were taken half a year ago, during the winter of 2007 – 2008, when going outside did not simply involve walking out the door.
During the winter of her sophomore year Sara Jacobson, Class of 2010, traveled to India using her camera as a tool for exploration. The collection of photographs in the wryly titled My Trip to India focus on the experiences encountered on both an intimate and grand scale
LGBT: A Union Perspective is a juried exhibition that broadly explores issues that surround the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the Union community – including students, faculty and alumni – to share their take on issues surround the LGBT community.
This exhibition was curated in response to the work of Union students from the 2007 fall term Digital Arts class. In this class, taught by Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Fernando Orellana, students learned about Digital Art as an artistic medium currently blossoming as the avant-garde in the world of contemporary art.