College of DuPage Photography Program students proudly displayed their portfolios, websites and marketing materials at the 3rd Exposed Photography Showcase May 2nd. 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 cod.edu/photo 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 jobs and internships.
Students from 9 regional high schools also participated in the Exposed Photography Showcase. These included: Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, William Fremd, Glenbrook North, Hinsdale South, New Trier, Niles West, Palatine, and Willowbrook High Schools.
We also had a presentation by Brian Powers, our 2017 Exposed Distinguished Alumnus, who shared his journey from COD Photo student to award-winning Photojournalist at the Des Moines Register. bpowersphotography.com
COD College Portfolios were juried by:
Laurie ShoulterKarall, ASPP, Consultant
Kevin O. Mooney, kevinomooney.com
Brian Schilling, schillingfilm.com
High School portfolios were juried by COD Photo Faculty and Advisory Committee Members:
The Exposed 2017 High School winners were:
1st Place, Clare Pikul of Downers Grove South HS
2nd Place, Grace Baek, of Downers Grove South HS
3rd Place, Hailey Rodden, of Downers Grove South HS
4th Place, Mason DeMay of Palatine HS
Honorable Mention Ivy Bukowski Downers Grove South HS
Honorable Mention, Stephanie Ebeling, of Willowbrook HS
The Exposed 2017 College of DuPage Winners were:
Best of Show – Joanne Barsanti
3 Jurors’ Selections – Susan Krpan –Josh Merrill – William North
Grand Prizes for best College Portfolio included a Sony ILCE-7M2 Mirrorless Full-Frame Camera and 24 to 70mm Lens, a one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud software, a one-year membership to the American Society of Media Photographers/ASMP, and a Certificate for the 2018 Self-Employment in the Arts Conference/SEA. The Grand Prize for the High School Portfolio Winner was a Sony DSC-RX100M3 digital camera.
The second highest point total Jurors’ Selection College Portfolio Winner was Josh Merrill, who received a Canon 80D DSLR camera with Lens Kit.
The Second-Place High School Winner was Grace Baek, who received a Canon Powershot G9x Mark II digital camera.
All Exposed Photography Showcase winners received 1-Year Subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud, Fine Art Digital Photo Paper from Ilford, Gift Cards and equipment from Helix Camera, PJ’s Camera, Procam Camera and custom Exposed water bottles from Lively Bottle.