KCC landscape photography exhibit offers unique perspectives

The photos above were taken by two Kellogg Community College students during their eight-day Landscape Photography trip to the Georgia coast in June.

On the left is Chelsea Staines’ “Daylight Angels,” a study in light created at the 160-acre Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. On the right is Tracy Drew Johnson’s “Angels Among Us,” an image created using 35 mm black and white film in the same cemetery, featuring a nearly identical scene.

The images are just two among the more than two dozen included in the student Deep South Landscape Photography exhibit currently on display in the Davidson Center’s Eleanor R. & Robert A. DeVries Gallery. The artists said during the exhibit’s opening reception yesterday afternoon that the photos were created independently at different times and coincidentally chosen from among hundreds of others for inclusion in the show.

It’s an occurrence of serendipity that illustrates the unique vision each photographer brings to their subjects. You can see the images for yourself — as well as hundreds more included in the daybook journals the students kept throughout their trip — at the gallery free through Oct. 8.

Visit the Kellogg Community College Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KelloggCommunityCollege/photos_albums to view an album including a half dozen photos from yesterday’s opening reception, including pictures of Staines and Johnson talking about their works.

For links to photo galleries from each student’s trip, visit the Photography and Multimedia Program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KCCPhoto, click on “Events” and view the thread titled “Art 225 Landscape Photography Class.”

For more information about the Deep South Landscape Photography exhibit or about the Photography and Multimedia Program at Kellogg Community College, contact Ryan Flathau at flathaur@kellogg.edu or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2559. You can also visit the program website at www.kellogg.edu/artscomm/photography.html.