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Citadel News Service
23 Aug 2012

Cadet photography enlivens walls of Johnson Hagood Stadium

Athletes and artists alike can enjoy the Club Level Lounge and on the Executive Suite Level at Johnson Hagood Stadium thanks to an innovative interdisciplinary partnership between the Athletics Department and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

More than 70 photographs taken by cadets in the rapidly growing photography program are on display this fall. The portfolio-quality images were taken during the spring semester as students explored the history and practice of photographic genres such as portraiture, nature, photojournalism, commercial, and abstract. They received guidance from noted professionals and Instructor Tiffany Silverman. Many of the images were exhibited in Capers Hall lobby and archived on the Daniel Library's web site. Included among the work exhibited are students who have received the Stacy L. Pearsall Citation for Photographic Excellence.

"We have a beautiful facility and I had seen the impressive quality of our students' photography, so I thought bringing the two together was a perfect way to showcase the diversity of our student body," says John McAleer, senior associate athletics director, who collaborated with Silverman over the summer as she installed the exhibition.

Silverman said the overlap is even more relevant as such a significant number of the student photographers are athletes as well.

"I often call my students 'Renaissance cadets' since they have such widespread interests and skills," she said. "It is also notable that very few of the photographs are of The Citadel itself – our goal was to find a new way to see the larger world and thus their place in it."

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