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What Happens During Intersession, Part 2

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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In the Classroom – Photography and the Light Microscope

The spring semester began January 27, 2016. A unique class offered at RIT is Photography and the Light Microscope. This class – taught by Professor Michael Peres – was first offered in 1988. It is very popular for the both … Continue reading

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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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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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Typographic Performance Art on the Kodak Quad

In my new Elements of Visual Media second-year course we have spent the first three weeks studying the fundamentals of typography and learning typographic controls in Adobe InDesign. At the beginning of week 4, I felt that the students needed … Continue reading

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Then & Now — Ahndraya Parlato

I started making pictures in the early 1990’s when I was in middle school. I was using a Nikon FM4, shooting b & w Ilford film, and printing in the darkroom. I was very inspired by fashion photography and would … Continue reading

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From the Classroom – Surgical Photography Class

From Michael Peres and Dr. Ralph Pennino, instructors for Surgical Photography In the fall of 2008, the Biomedical Photographic Communications program offered the first edition of a class entitled Surgical Photography. To our knowledge, no where else in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Then and Now — Michael Peres

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In 1978, I got my first professional job as a lab manager for a photo finisher and commercial studio in Peoria, Illinois. At the time I was interested in black and white photography and photographed landscapes and people. I loved … Continue reading

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