Author Archives: School of Photo

What Happens During Intersession, Part 1

The very first intersession at RIT seemed relatively quiet in Rochester. Very few members of the photography faculty were in the halls of the School because many of them participated in exciting international activities. We hope this will be a … Continue reading

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Two SPAS Students Accepted to The New York Times 2014 Student Journalism Institute

Two talented RIT photojournalism students, Evan Ortiz and Elijah Walker, have been accepted to The New York Times 2014 Student Journalism Institute. Ortiz and Walker applied to the Institute during the fall semester, submitting an essay and a portfolio of … Continue reading

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Big Shot No. 29

The RIT Big Shot project was conceived as way to teach sophomore photography students at RIT how to solve complicated problems using simple equipment. It was built upon the principles of team building and working together as a unit and … Continue reading

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Alumni Feature — Josh Lehrer

We asked some of our alumni about why they made the decision to attend the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT and what they’re doing since graduation. Here’s what Josh Lehrer shared with us: I’ve always been a … Continue reading

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Alumni Feature — Kane Giblin

When I was in high school, I took a few darkroom photography classes, which is how I decided that I wanted to go to school for photography and, eventually, become a professional photographer. I’d had a passion for photography for … Continue reading

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Gallery Renovation Update

The renovation of Harris Gallery is progressing nicely. It started in July and is entering the final phases of the process. The gallery – housed in the Frank E. Gannett building – has been an integral part of the curriculum … Continue reading

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Alumni Feature — David Noyes

The alumni of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences do amazing things with their careers. David Noyes is not only an acclaimed photographer, he also devotes his time to a nonprofit charity. David graduated in 1985 with a BS … Continue reading

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Then and Now — Meredith Davenport

I remember one of my favorite photo assignments as a freshman at RIT was to go to a small town and photograph the daily life there. I went with two of my new friends from Photo Arts 1. It was … Continue reading

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Analyzing JFK's Assassination

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) faculty members were involved with image analysis of the Kennedy shooting. November 22, 1963,  President John F.  Kennedy was assassinated.  Several SPAS faculty members assisted the U.S. Government and the Warren commission evaluating some … Continue reading

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Photojournalism Trip to Washington, D.C.

Sixteen senior photojournalism students from the SPAS program spent the week of September 23-27 in Washington, D.C., visiting various media organizations and meeting with photojournalists. This amazing experience gave students a unique perspective on the photojournalism industry and a glimpse … Continue reading

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