Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NEXT Photography Senior Showcase 2017

"I'm Sorry You Feel That Way" ©Keri Cronan
One of 75 images in this extensive SCAD photography senior showcase. Please join us to celebrate our graduating seniors on Friday, June 2 in Alexander Hall, 668 Indian Street from 2-4 pm.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Classes Fall 2017

Consider the following classes for fall 2017. The following two classes are fabulous classes to take either as required classes for some of you or as electives especially if you are unsure about your career choices.

The Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography may be substituted for PHOT 400 if you are still on the old catalogue year. You will need to complete a waiver of prerequisite form stating in the comments that your career choices lean more towards this class and that I recommended you take the course.

Photojournalism, Media and Culture is a great course about the photo-essay and leaning all the areas of importance for students interested in documentary/photojournalisk and the relevant ethics involved. It is exciting and we talk a lot about making strong photographs with significant meaning. The prerequisite may be waived. Students on the new curriculum in the documentary tract are required to take this course. It is ONLY OFFERED FALL QUARTERS.

PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography, Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to accepted practices in the marketing of fine art photography, this course takes a multifaceted approach to professional art business concerns. Course topics include how to approach galleries, portfolio-reviewing events, legal considerations, collectors, museum practices, portfolio preparation and self-promotion.  TR 11-1:30      Questions contact

Important topics covered throughout the quarter; juried shows, larger competitions, prizes/award nominations, exhibiting, commercial galleries/gallery representation, artist representation, the non-profit/community space, artist and residencies, copyright, publish a book, self-publishing, the curator, museum work, framing/exhibition materials. biennials, art fairs, portfolio review events, conferences, organizations, the workshop community, the arts and academia. Throughout the quarter the topics of how to present your work as an artist and outlets for getting your work on the art market are discussed. Venues for documentary photographers are covered. All aspects of presenting your work to the public outside of commercial job venues are presented. The Art Fair, the gallery relationship, working with curators, exhibition opportunities, building your artist resume, attending graduate school and many other topics surrounding being successful as a photographic artist.

© Christopher Dowell 2016    Anarchist; Harrisburg; NSM; Police; Riot; protest

Fall 2017 Take PHOT 337 Photojournalism, Media and Culture, MW 11-1:30
This course provides an opportunity for the advanced photography major who is interested in pursuing a career in visual communication to deal with the skills, theory, ethics and contemporary issues of newspaper and magazine photojournalism. Students work collaboratively and individually on a quarter-long newsworthy assignment that reflects a topic relevant to current issues in the community. Students produce a complete portfolio based on the chosen topic and present the work to the community in a final exhibition. Through the investigation and visual exploration of a story pertinent to the local or regional community, students are made more aware of the link between photojournalism, the media and culture. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 324. Questions contact Rebecca Nolan,

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Art of the Mind Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5 p.m.
Alexander Hall Theater

The School of Liberal Arts presents John T. Edge

The award-winning writer, director and editor, will read and discuss his latest book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. His research as a leading expert in food customs of the American South are revealed in his work where he discusses how Southerns shaped the American culinary identity. This event is open to the public and will be followed by a Q & A and book signing.

Monday, May 22, 2017

[Non]Disclosure, MFA Thesis Exhibition

Hailee Potter presents her MFA thesis exhibition, [Non]Disclosure, opening reception on Friday, June 2 from 6-9 pm at Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Potter's photographs explore the perplexing limbo of emotional entrapment and aim to encourage the viewer to face the unseen truths of internal identity struggles.

Exhibition runs from June 2-5, Gallery hours Saturday-Monday from 1-5 pm

Blank Wall Gallery: B&W Portraiture

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kyra Schmidt

"Transcriptions: Indices from the Earth" an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kyra Schmidt

Kyra Schmidt presents her MFA Thesis Exhibition "Transcriptions: Indices from the Earth" 

Friday, May 26th from 6-8:30p.m., at Oglethorpe Gallery.

Kyra's camera-less photographs created in and of the landscape offer a raw, primal, and rooted aesthetic experience of place.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Possibilities Deux, An Exhibit of Experimental Digital Printmaking

May 23-28, 2017
Opening Reception, May 26th
6-8:30 pm
Sulfur Studios
2301 Bull Street
Savannah, GA

This exhibit marks the first of hopefully many exhibits of work produced by the adventurous student artists who elect to throw the predictability of typical digital output out the window and challenge the idea of what physical digital output might be.

This is not work that easily happens. It does not come with any guarantee of success. If anything, it defines the old adage that "experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want!" The results that you are witness to in this exhibit are dense with experience. This is not work for those who expect predictable outcomes.

What you do see here is the result of hours and hours of investigation into materials and processes that create a new vocabulary for imaging. As important as the physical pieces in this exhibit are what is more telling is the mindset that evolves from the work. The show’s title is a reference to my late mentor Jean-Pierre Sudre and my experience translating for him during visits to his studio in Lacoste with my Provence photography workshops and off-campus SCAD programs. Whenever Jean-Pierre would explain technical matters he would rarely say “and now you must do this!”. Instead he would offer “et maintenant on a plusieurs possibilit├ęs!”.

And now we have many possibilities.

Craig Stevens

March 2017

Savannah, Georgia

My thanks to the courageous students who tackled the challenge of immersing themselves in the unpredictability of this aspect of the photographic medium with the goal of mounting this exhibit. You are very special people.

My thanks also to Lyn Bonham, Jon Horey, Carson Sanders, Steve Bliss and the remarkable faculty of the SCAD Photography Department for their help with this exhibit specifically and their excellence in general.

When you are close to something it is very easy to take it for granted.


Friday, May 12, 2017

The Handmade Image, May 19th, 5-8 pm

An exhibition of historic photographic processes that date back to the 1800s

Opening Reception
May 19, 2017
5-8 pm
Oglethorpe Gallery
406 East Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Artist Residency

Vacancy for an Artist in Residence at Marlborough College, Wiltshire, UK. The deadline for entries is Sunday 14th May. Link to the vacancy is:

Documentary Collaboration with SCAD Alumni Atelier Ambassador, Hasani Sahlehe

©Hasani Sahlehe
Hasani Sahlehe, SCAD's alumni atelier, is interested in a collaborating with a photography student in terms of documenting the final days of preparation leading up to our Alumni Atelier Showcase. The Showcase will take place on May 18 from 6:30-8pm.

Sahlehe's project is an exhibition experience that incorporates painting, sound design, and staging. He is in the final stages of creating 3 large scale paintings and an audio composition to accompany the pieces for this exhibition. He will also transform the exhibition space by incorporating alternative lighting and freestanding installations. He would like to have a photography student document this process. He will provide a polaroid camera and film for the student to use while this project is taking place (as this relates to his concept.) However, the student is welcome to use any additional documentary method that they would prefer.

Sahlehe requires that the student works primarily, or has familiarity with documentary work. He is extremely flexible as far as scheduling goes.

Please visit to see examples of his work.

If you are interested, please contact Hasani Sahlehe at

Monday, May 8, 2017

Martin Lesjak to lecture at SCAD MOA

Blurring Boundaries: A Trans-disciplinary Approach to Architecture and Design

The founder and creative director of INNOCAD architecture and the product design studio 13&9, takes you on a cross-disciplinary journey of projects spanning architecture to interiors, products and sound and fashion design. Lesjak's foresight and expertise in architecture, design and craft, as well as an affinity for art, have taken his award-winning films into innovative directions globally. With his partners, Lesjak leads diverse international projects combining creativity without boundaries.

SCAD Museum of Art Theater
Tuesday, May 9
5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Graduation Message from Profoto

With graduation comes much uncertainty and I want you and your students to know that I and Profoto are here to help. At Profoto we share your dreams and wish to do our part to help. We’ve built a special EDU program with savings of up to 40% off the normal street price just for you, the students, educators, and schools. That’s not to say we are done, we are always looking for new ways to partner with the EDU community; let us know how we can help.

Joe Lavine
Manager of Educational Services
Contact Joe at

"The Norma Jean II" Photography Exhibition

"Salt and Wood" Exhibition, May 4th

©Rachael Campbell Tortorella
Opening Reception, May 4
5-8 pm
Oglethorpe Gallery
406 E. Oglethorpe Avenue

PDN Curator Competiion: VOTE!!!

Take a look at our students who have entered excellent work in to this prestigious competition.
Vote today!
Trevor Martin: Boys Don't Wear Dresses

Matt Lamourt
Title: Shiro
Concept/Description: These images represent my interpretation of a dystopian future wherein bodies and the human form itself are perceived as replaceable shells

PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers 2017 Alumna Victoria Stevens!!!

EDUCATION: Savannah College of Art and Design

BEST ADVICE: “Pitch your own assignments. It’s better than waiting around. When I first started I thought, ‘Okay, I have a degree. Editors are going to find me and pitch this to me,’ and that didn’t happen right away. Pitch your own ideas.”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Join Us Thursday Morning

SCAD FASH will be hosting a Facebook Live tour next Thursday May 4, at 9:30 a.m., featuring a tour of Omar Victor Diop's "Project Diaspora" with the exhibition's curator Storm Van Rensburg!

The exhibition features 18 photographs that explore the often neglected, but deeply entangled historical relationships between Africa and the rest of the world, including trade, early diplomatic encounters and the legacy of slavery. Diop's works of art focus on the representation of Africans in Western and Asian art history from the 15th to the 19th centuries, as he recreates portraits of individuals who became prominent figures in their unique contexts.

SCAD student Anna Brody 2017 PDN winner!

Anna Brody  (Senior, Photography BFA candidate) was named a 2017 winner in the prestigious PDN Photo Annual in the Student Work category.

The subject of Brody’s series “Edging, GA” is an imagined town, and through it, she ponders the concept of being in an incomplete state—to be “almost” something. She says: “Maybe that’s what I take pictures of—people and things that are also almost there, who are almost done looking.”

Monday, May 1, 2017

Preservation Week

Celebrate Preservation Week with the Student Preservation Association Wednesday, May 3, through Friday, May 5, 2017. The theme this year is Collaboration!

Activities will include a roundtable discussion with industry professionals, a collaborative workshop day taught by preservation design professors, a silent auction and employer visits. All events take place in the Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation.

Roundtable Discussion
Participate in a Q&A with professionals from the industry. Doors open at 5:30.
Wed May 3

Collaboration Day
Attend a variety of workshops taught by professors and professionals from other fields.
Thurs May 4

Auction Day + Employer Visits
Bid on a number of repurposed items. Meet employers and learn more about how preservation careers work.
Fri May 5
12 noon to 5pm

If that's not enough, come for the FOOD!

Blog Archive