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'Exchanged' Exhibition Showcases Student Photographs
Students in an advanced photography class at the UA are displaying their work in an exhibition at the Union Gallery.
Working with themes associated with truth, experience and remembrance, students in an advanced photography course at the University of Arizona created original works now on display.
The students studied with visiting professor Barbara Bosworth, an award-winning photographer, developing photographic works that depict bird baths, jewelry, ornaments and places of abandonment.Bosworth, a Massachusetts College of Art and Design professor, has worked with the students, aiding them in their development as artists and organizing an exhibition.
"Exchanged" is currently on display at the UA's Union Gallery, located on the third floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will remain open through Friday, Dec. 17.
Throughout the semester, each student in the course was given the opportunity to choose a topic that he or she wished to explore. The exhibition features the product of each student’s semester-long work.
“The show is basically a learning experience for ourselves and presents a professional environment for each of us,” said Jason Sims, a UA student in the School of Art with an emphasis on photography.
Each student produced about 20 pieces, but only four to five of each of their works will be displayed in the show.
Those who attend the exhibition should gain an appreciation of the work and contributions of UA students, said Mandy Garcia, the Union Gallery curator.
"I think students will be engaged in the work and see a wide range of photography," Garcia said.
One student's work details issues with sleeplessness; another uses artwork to project social commentary. For Sims, the focus was on the typical night life and reflections on his daily life."By taking the course, I have had to use my time management wisely and had to constantly be on top of things,” Sims said. “I feel that by displaying my hard work and working with the Union Gallery has given me a good work experience.”