There was excitement and anticipation in the air at the Exposed Photography Showcase 2016 on Tuesday, May 3rd. College of DuPage Photography Program students unveiled their portfolios, websites and marketing materials at the event. We celebrated their visual communication skills as they presented their work to the business community, district residents, college and high school students, family and friends.
The COD Photography Program aims to launch our students’ professional careers and provide them with valuable real world experience at Exposed. Students share their portfolios and marketing materials, receive feedback from a diverse group of people, discuss their images, network, meet prospective clients, employers, and are offered internships.
High School students from 11 area schools also participated in the Exposed Photography Showcase. These included: Bartlett, Conant, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, William Fremd, Glenbard North, Hinsdale South, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Willowbrook, and York High School.
We also had a presentation by Jeffrey Ross, our 2016 Exposed Distinguished Alumnus, who shared his journey from COD Photo student to international corporate and advertising photographer. www.jeffreyworks.com
COD College Portfolios were juried by:
Robin Tryloff, www.robintryloff.com
John Merkle, www.merklephoto.com
Stephen Serio, www.seriophotography.com
High School portfolios were juried by the Photo Program Faculty and Advisory Committee and were on display at the event. Certificates and prizes were given to four selected High School and College Portfolios.
The Exposed 2016 High School winners were:
1st Place, Clare Pikul of Downers Grove South HS
2nd Place, Caroline Stasica, York HS
3rd Place, Alessandra Lane, Downers Grove South HS
Honorable Mention, Madison Casey, Downers Grove South HS
The Exposed 2016 College of DuPage Winners were:
Best of Show
3 Jurors’ Selections
Grand Prizes for best College portfolio included a Canon Cameras (EOS 70D body and lens, a Wacom Tablet and a one-year membership to the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). The Grand Prize for the High School Portfolio Winner was a Canon Powershot G7X camera.
All Exposed Photography Showcase winners received 1-Year Subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud Complete including all software and mobile apps, Equipment and supplies from Midwest Photo Exchange, Helix Camera, Gift Cards from PJ’s Camera, and Studio Sessions from Procam Camera.