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Student Photographers To Speak about Award-Winning Projects Oct. 24


Farm. Copyright Jessica Kennedy, 2012.

North Carolina through Student Eyes
North Carolina Documentary Photography Award student projects
Celebrating the exhibit Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th Century Stereographic Photography
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Exhibit Viewing | North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

Student recipients of the 2012 and 2013 North Carolina Documentary Photography Award will present and discuss their documentary projects at an event in the Wilson Special Collections Library on Thursday, Oct. 24.

The North Carolina Collection inaugurated the competitive grant in 2012 to provide student photographers with support for travel and other expenses.

The 5:30 p.m. event in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room is free and open to the public.

Recipients of the award are:

  • Vincent Joos (Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology; M.A. in folklore, 2010) – Haitian Immigrants in Mount Olive;
  • Jessica Kennedy (B.A. student, journalism and mass communication, 2013) – The Shifting Face of Farming in Watauga County;
  • Ayla Pettry (B.A. student, global studies) – Homesteading in the Triangle;
  • Danielle Riley and Rachel Mabe (M.A. student, folklore) – Vandalism;
  • Natalie Taylor (M.A. student, journalism and mass communication) – Economic Transformations in the Outer Banks; and
  • Justine Williams (Ph.D. student in anthropology; M.A. in anthropology, 2012) – Farming in Warren County.

The North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives (NCCPA) in Wilson Library will preserve the winning projects as part of its permanent collections.

Prior to the ceremony, attendees can view the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th Century Stereographic Photography beginning at 5 p.m.

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