Saddleback College’s photography students’ work will be on display for the first time this year in the college’s Art Gallery, Tuesday, Oct. 28, running through Thursday, Nov. 20. and was kicked off with an artist’s reception on Oct. 28 with award certificates given in five categories. The Best in Show award was given to Shannon Rurup for the image titled “World Became Flesh.” The Technicians Choice award was given to Jon Hames for the image titled “Crooked River Bridge.” The Presidents Choice award was given to Yadira Sandoval for the image titled “Saddleback Unified School District.” The Deans choice award went out to Mitch Ridder for the image titled “6th Street Sunrise.” And the peoples choice award went out to Jim Langford titled “Inside.”
“This year’s exhibition has a lot of great entries and my choice [for The Technicians Choice Award] was a hard one. Ultimately Jon Hame’s image “crooked River Bridge” won me over,” said Ken Kinder, senior lab technician of photography. “I liked the muted look almost as if the work was done in graphite pencil and the hard looking rocky river gorge with the man made bridge together, goes well as a panoramic print.”
This is the second time that the Student Photography Exhibition is being held inside the Saddleback College Art Gallery.
“I’m excited that it’s on campus this year,” said Ryan Even, photography department chairman. “I’m hoping more people can come see it.”
Even said the exhibition will showcase the talents and works of students from the 2014 spring, summer and fall semesters and a large variety of photography techniques will be on display.