Walsh University Digital Photojournalism Students to Be Featured in MassMu Studio M

Eleven students enrolled in Walsh University digital photojournalism classes have examined the work of renowned photojournalists from the perspectives of artistic style, technique, and history. Their project will culminate when they collaborate with the Massillon Museum to host the eleventh annual Image to Image exhibition in the Museum’s Studio M.  
 
When the exhibition opens on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., the public is invited to meet the photographers, view their work, and enjoy refreshments in the Fred F. Silk Community Room of the Massillon Museum. The party is free and open to all; no reservations are necessary.
 
Image to Image:  A Comparative Study of Past and Present Photojournalists’ Images, Styles, and Shooting Techniques will feature the work of students in Professor Lee Horrisberger’s digital photography class. It will illustrate that the power of the image is not in the camera, but in the hands of the photographer.
 
First-time students Donal Baker, Jonah Carter, Sydney Colucy, Sara Dahler, Melissa Johnson, Tyson Lautanen, Jacob Linkous, Chloe Miller, Joseph Paiva, Mariana Salinas, and Ellen Stair will be featured.
 
Students have used cameras, computers, and photographic equipment from Walsh’s Communication Department to imitate the photography style, lighting, and content of photojournalists of their choosing. Students have learned the mechanical side of producing a photograph, and now understand that it is equally important that a photograph be composed artistically to make an impact on its audience. 
 
“The goal of the project is to demonstrate the impact that style and technique have on artistic content, and also to immerse the students in the historical and social context of the photojournalists’ work,” Horrisberger said. “Students have learned that news is visual, and that story telling through images can have an impact on society. By taking part in this project, these students have a better understanding of how photography, specifically photojournalism, works within the larger social tapestry.”
 
Each student’s work will be printed, matted, and hung along with his or her selected photojournalist’s work. Each piece will contain bibliographic notes and detail how the student’s work was created. Students will be involved in the marketing of the event and will be on hand during the exhibition opening to receive firsthand feedback on their work.
 
Emily Vigil, Studio M coordinator, will explain the importance of presentation by working with the professor, the students, and their finished photographs that will be hung in the Museum. Students will witness how the exhibition of artistic work, in this case photojournalism, can serve as a social, educational, and entertainment community resource.
  
The Studio M show may be seen through December 31, during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., except when the Silk Room has been reserved for private functions. A call to the Museum office can confirm that the exhibit is available for viewing—330-833-4061.
 
Studio M enhances the collaboration between the Museum and the community by showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists. Brochures containing guidelines and an application are available by contacting the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.
 
The Walsh opening in Studio M is concurrent with the opening of the Stark County Artists Exhibition in the Museum’s main gallery, which is also free and open to everyone.
 
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
 
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.
 
 
 
Media Contacts:
Alex Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 
Lee Horrisberger, Professor, Walsh University  –  330-490-7040
Emily Vigil, Massillon Museum Studio M Coordinator  –  330-833-4061 x108
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum PR Coordinator  –  330-844-1525