Career Path: Public Relations - Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit
Megan Major was always interested in taking photographs, but never considered that it could be a career. In high school, Major's experiences were limited to a single photography class and a year as a yearbook photographer. Praise was written on the back of her prints, sentiments such as
While at Grand Valley, Major pursued many experiences that helped her to grow as a photographer. She attended a Southwest Desert Workshop headed by photography professor Anthony Thompson and printmaking professor Dellas Henke. About a dozen photography and art students traveled outside of the classroom to the deserts of New Mexico and Utah to capture nature in a variety of extreme landscapes.
Major's other experiences with photography range from a variety of different local and national settings. After graduating from Grand Valley in 2007, Major worked at Proud Galleries in London, where she handled, produced, mounted, and framed more than 100 prints for two gallery exhibitions. Major also served as an administrative volunteer at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and a library attendant volunteer at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
She was then hired as a public relations intern for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In the future, Major said she would like to remain involved with a museum or art gallery.