The creative vision of a community’s younger generation can be a powerful representation of what the future holds. A piece of that is currently on display in photographic form at Olympic College.
The 5th annual OC student photography show “Reflections” debuted March 5 and will be on display until March 29. It is free and open to the community at the school’s Haselwood Library.
More than 30 pieces are on display under the categories of Animals, People, General and a special photojournalism category, Nightlife.
The show was open to all OC students currently in photography as well as those who had taken a related class since 2005, and the resulting variety — from subject matter to technique — makes the show a worthwhile venture for many different artistic tastes.
“For the intermediary students, it was their co-op,” OC professor of photography Laurie Usher said. “They helped with the logistics of the whole show, which is a lot of work.”
The mini-gallery — on display in the upstairs space of OC’s Haselwood Library — was judged by local photo pros Amy Cooper of Hudson Photographic Artistry and Don Paulson of DonPaulson.com as well as OC journalism professor Michael Prince.
Laurissa Evitt’s simply elegant capture called “The Tea Drinker” won best of show for People. Eric Rowley’s intriguingly green portrait of an iguana, “Iggy” was tops for animals. Sherry Shell’s blurred night vision of a corridor in downtown Bremerton — “The Night on 4th Street” — and Angela Grube’s real-life representations — “Alley” and “Anthony’s” — shared the first prize for Nightlife.
“We were just throwing around words, different things related to photography and the artistic approach … and that word seemed to resonate with the students,” Usher said of the show’s theme — Reflections. “Some intentionally shot for the theme but they all chose what they wanted.”