LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
The Photography Area organizes student trips led by faculty to nearby and out-of-state locations. These learning experiences provide students the opportunity to visit the latest production in their career or get inspired to produce new, meaningful work.
The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is a national organization of students and educators of photography. The conferences are incredible gatherings of creative and enthusiastic photographers eager to learn new things, make friends and share their knowledge. Demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews make attending one of the regional and/or national conferences a valuable part of anyone's college experience.
Open portfolio sharing at SPE in New Orleans
A student eager to share her work.
Our students in New Orleans
Even photographers need to eat and New Orleans did not disappoint.
Student Christi Wiltenburg demonstrates a 19th century photo process.
Clowning around for the obligatory group shot
The photography program often makes field trips to the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. This popular excursion enables students to see the latest innovations in the field as well as original historic prints first hand. Photographs below by David Rathbun.
The Photography and Art Desert Southwest Workshop class was first offered in the Summer of 2006 semester, giving students in both programs a chance to work together on the open road. Students travel with faculty members Anthony Thompson (photography) and Dellas Henke (printmaking) to locations around the southwest, including Magdalena and Santa Fe, NM, The Chaco Culture Historical Park, NM, Lake Powell, UT, Goblin Valley State Park, UT, Arches National Park, UT, the Grand Mesa, CO, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO. The most recent trip took place during the summer of 2009.