“Extra(ordinary)” exhibition of cadet photography under way
The first photography class offered at The Citadel culminates this week with an exhibit of the images created by cadets. The images are on display now in the lobby of Capers Hall and will remain on exhibit through the summer. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, which is also graduation day at The Citadel.
Tiffany Silverman, visiting assistant professor, and guest photographer Alice Keeney of the Charleston Center for Photography led the class through both the history and practical experience of a variety of genres, including portraiture, nature, commercial, and fine art. Other guest photographers included acclaimed combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall, nature photographer Kenny McKeithan, and pinhole camera photographer Dan Hale.
The 20 cadets involved in the classes took all the photographs and worked together to select, frame, and hang the photography. Even the name of the exhibit, “Extra(ordinary),” was their idea, drawn from the realization that a new perspective could transform the mundane into the monumental, Silverman said.
Cadets in the photography class are Miller Anderson, Scott Beyea, Diana Bonete, Lidia Bonete, Jeff DeOgburn, Darius Evans, Ryan Gannon, Suzie Gay, Kate Hardina, Alex Hinz, Chad Hitchman, Noah Hughes, William Leek, James Morris, Eric Rychwa, Justin Sparrow, Chase Sprott, Josh Stephanoff, Brad Strausbaugh and Benya Tongtoe.
This exhibition was generously supported by the Charleston Center for Photography, The Citadel’s English Department and The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences.