Guest Artist Visit to Photo 2 & Open Lab

This week we had an open lab and then Bayeté Ross Smith came to visit our class as a guest artist.  He showed his work and shared his experience as a photographer with the class and then had a chance to critique the students’ work.

Leslie looks at her negatives on the light table.  (Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger)

Leslie looks at her negatives on the light table. (Credit: Jaime Schlesinger)

HSFI Faculty Jeff Newman discusses Alexis's project with her.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

HSFI Faculty Jeff Newman discusses Alexis’s project with her. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

HSFI students process film from their personal vision projects.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

HSFI students process film from their personal vision projects. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan helps Karielis with her print. Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan helps Karielis with her print. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

Leslie makes a contact sheet of her personal vision project.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Leslie makes a contact sheet of her personal vision project. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

Victor and ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan work on plans to burn Victor's print.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Victor and ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan work on plans to burn Victor’s print. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

Tiana makes a contact sheet of her personal vision shoot.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Tiana makes a contact sheet of her personal vision shoot. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

Guest Artist Bayeté Ross Smith introduces himself to the class.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Guest Artist Bayeté Ross Smith introduces himself to the class. Credit: Mara Catalan

HSFI Students introduce themselves to Bayeté.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

HSFI Students introduce themselves to Bayeté. Credit: Mara Catalan

More introductions with Bayeté.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

More introductions with Bayeté. Credit: Mara Catalan

Bayeté shows his work to the class.  Credit:  Betzy Velasco

Bayeté shows his work to the class. Credit: Betzy Velasco

Bayeté answers questions after his presentation.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Bayeté answers questions after his presentation. Credit: Mara Catalan

HSFI class with Guest Artist Bayeté Ross Smith.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

HSFI class with Guest Artist Bayeté Ross Smith. Credit: Mara Catalan

Student Reflections:

“I like his dedication to his work and the alternative message he gives in each photograph.”

-Oscar

Tiana shares her reflection with ICP Faculty Jaime Schlesinger after Bayeté's presentation.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Tiana shares her reflection with ICP Faculty Jaime Schlesinger after Bayeté’s presentation. Credit: Mara Catalan

“The visit made me more open to photographer’s projects in general and it educated me in things I did not know about, like stereotypes.  It made me more aware of things that are going on in the world.”

-Tiana

Bayeté Ross Smith gives HSFI student Victoria feedback on her personal vision project.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Bayeté Ross Smith gives HSFI student Victoria feedback on her personal vision project. Credit: Mara Catalan

“The experience gave me further insight in photography.  I learned that you don’t have to take too traditional of a photograph.”

-Victoria

Bayeté Ross Smith shares his feedback with Leslie on her project about children.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Bayeté Ross Smith shares his feedback with Leslie on her project about children. Credit: Mara Catalan

“I like his variety of projects.  They were really interesting and his description about how he views the world and the different kinds of people he photographs is inspiring.”

-Leslie

Bayeté Ross Smith looks at a print from the HSFI Photo 2 Class.  Credit:  Mara Catalan

Bayeté Ross Smith looks at prints from the HSFI Photo 2 Class. Credit: Mara Catalan

“I think what the students are seeing is very insightful.  They are applying technical elements to what they are interested in.  They are producing images we commonly see a lot of people trying to make, but not as insightfully as they are creating.”

-Bayeté Ross Smith

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