Student Projects: Sham of the Perfect

  Beyond major life milestones like marriages and births, vacations and holidays, when you think about your favorite memories with loved ones, what comes to mind? For many of us we recall everyday rituals like sitting around the dinner table together as a family, playing in a muddy back yard after a rainstorm, or just

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Student Projects: The Story of Me

“Asking photographers to turn the camera on themselves is one of the rawest and most vulnerable places to be.”     As photographers we dedicate our lives to telling the stories of those in front of our cameras, revealing emotions and breaking through barriers to get to the core of a person, tapping into their vulnerability,

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Student Projects: Around the Block

My home is located in a rougher part of town. Many people would not choose to live here, but here lies a rich tapestry of people woven into a beautiful urban landscape.  We can’t imagine living anywhere else. In my photography journey, I knew I wanted to not only tell the stories of my family, but

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Student Projects : Childhood Unplugged

We are so proud of the multitude of personal projects that our students start and carry on to make huge impacts in the photography community and beyond! Some of them are born from specific homework assignments for DEFINE classes and some are just inspired or encouraged by classes, teachers and the student community at DEFINE. We

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Student Projects: This Day and Every Day

After the January session of Visual Storytelling with Molly Flanagan, a group of students found themselves bound together by a desire to continue to grow and create honest photographs of their lives. Based on the class they’d just completed, they started a collaborative project called This Day and Every Day, its name derived from a book of

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