Isolation, Bentley Wilking

Student Photography in Focus

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Thursday April 10, 2014

Photographs by three South Burlington High School students— Anna Wulfson ’15, Bentley Wilking ’17, and Tatum Turner ’17—were chosen to be part of a new exhibit at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction.  The show, “Into Focus: VT High School Photography Student Exhibit” opened April 3 and will run through Sunday, April 20. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Friday, April 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A musical performance by The Snaz, a teen band, will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the gallery.This is the Fourth Annual Vermont High School Student Photography Exhibit hosted by The Darkroom Gallery; it was open only to current Vermont high school students. Philip Galiga, who teaches at SBHS’s Technology Education/Comolli Center for Technology and Arts, assisted in organizing the event this year. 

For this year’s high school exhibition the organizers asked students “What have you chosen to pull into focus?” and invited them to submit works that reveal how they use focus as a creative tool in their photography. Focus  can be crisp and clean or muddy and soft. The Juror’s Statement regarding selected works notes:

This exhibition presents a selection of images by students attending Vermont High Schools. Bringing together a collection of individual visual voices, these photographs reveal the excitement of an unfolding future as it celebrates life and its many visible and intangible idiosyncrasies.