BJU Student Photographs Selected for Upstate College Exhibition

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Photographs by four Bob Jones University students will be featured in the Upstate College Exhibition at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville. The juried show opens April 5, with a reception from 6–8 p.m., and will run through April 27.

Founded by Michael Pannier, the Southeast Center for Photography is an exhibition gallery that specializes in making new and experienced photographers known to the community. Exhibition requirements stipulate that participants attend a college or university in the Upstate and submit up to 10 images per person. Zane Logan, instructor of photography at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, served as juror for the show.

Approximately 525 images were submitted by about 100 student photographers, Logan chose 40 images for inclusion in the monthlong exhibition. Of those selections, eight images by four BJU students will be featured in the show that coincides with Greenville’s First Fridays, “a celebration of art, food, culture, and music.”

Winning entries were submitted by sophomore business administration major Isaac Talbert from Travelers Rest, South Carolina; freshman cinema major Marshall Hammer from Morristown, Tennessee; graduate biblical counseling major Thian Thang from Greenville, South Carolina; and junior graphic design major Brandon Buchanan from Cortland, New York.

“I am extremely pleased with all of the strong work BJU students submitted to the Southeast Center for Photography’s Call for Entry, and I am thrilled to see several pieces have been selected to be in the Upstate College Exhibition,” said Rebekah Mininger, art and design faculty. “All of our students are talented and dedicated to elevating their photography beyond technical craft to the level of fine art. As faculty, we are very proud of their activity in the local art community and value this professional accomplishment as a sign of their present and future success in the field of fine art photography.”

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