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Paradise Entertainment's Feature Of The Week: Splint, Brittney Callahan May 2018

Paradise Entertainment's Feature Of The Week: Splint, Brittney Callahan

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

Watching television has been part of my daily ritual since childhood. Every time it was turned on, I was able to enter into new worlds that were exotic compared to my house. Each story on the screen filled me with hope, inspired me with passion, and took me to a place where everything, no matter how terrible, seemed to have a purpose, an arc, and an end. These visual narratives birthed the idea of an equational life, one that seemed simple and mathematical. After I realized that life couldn’t be firmly calculated, I decided to invent my own alternative ...


Visual Influence And Youth Empowerment, Rebecca A. Cote Mar 2018

Visual Influence And Youth Empowerment, Rebecca A. Cote

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

During adolescence, youth start to look outside of their spheres of family to explore the greater world and they are often left with visual media as the go-to source of information. Media images are contrived to provoke meaning through the use of signs and how they are presented and they manipulate images to impart messages. Youth need to be literate in visual language in order to discern the implied influence.


Taking In: A Juried Selection Of Undergraduate Photography 2016, Lesley University Apr 2016

Taking In: A Juried Selection Of Undergraduate Photography 2016, Lesley University

Taking In

One of the images selected for this year's Taking In shows us a window, or more specifically, a screen that has seen better days. As viewers we stand in an unnamed space that resists domestic comforts and look through that battered screen to a bright day. We are both inside and out, in the moment and looking past it. In another photograph a young man confronts us as a woman clasps both sides of his head. Her expression reveals little, but her grip is strong. Raking light and ambiguous gesture illuminate, but do not define, the complexities of intimacy ...


Commonthought (2016 & 2017), Commonthought Staff Jan 2016

Commonthought (2016 & 2017), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Tales From The Fells, Anne Elder May 2015

Tales From The Fells, Anne Elder

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

Our relationship with the natural world is complicated and under scrutiny as we make irrevocable changes to the earth. We enter the woods to get lost, and to find ourselves. We walk there to find thrills, peace, inspiration; to hear ourselves think, to be surprised, to make profit. Our childish fears may have changed from bears, monsters and getting lost, replaced by adult fears (bears, unsavory humans, getting lost). The woods may frighten us or be a place of comfort, but it is rarely a neutral experience. When we lose access to these spaces, it affects our ability to find ...


Enduring Peripheries, Anna Yeroshenko May 2015

Enduring Peripheries, Anna Yeroshenko

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

In the 80s when Russian state-sanctioned architectural production consisted of standardized buildings that deplored any unnecessary ornament or decoration, an architect functioned only as an interpreter of numerous limiting factors. As an act of protest against the stagnation in architecture, a group of young architects began to create projects that existed only on paper. For them ‘Paper Architecture‘ became a way of bypassing restrictions and dissenting, a way to critique the dehumanizing nature of the architectural style that prevailed at that time. Spatial compositions, which were hard to comprehend visually, elements of inverse perspective, and impractical, idealistic environments depicted a ...


Taking In: Raw, Lucad Students Apr 2015

Taking In: Raw, Lucad Students

Taking In

Taking In: RAW is a juried annual student run publication and exhibition that showcases the best of 2015 LUCAD undergraduate photography and video. For over ten years, creative minds have come together to produce not just a display of brilliant work, but a celebration. A celebration of the most extraordinary work LUCAD has to offer.


Familial Dialects, Amanda King May 2014

Familial Dialects, Amanda King

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

Using the framework of scientific investigation, ‘Familial Dialects’ explores the languages – systems of signs and codification of those signs - of individual members of my family, and the metaphors that arise from their interaction with pieces of the natural world. Each of the pieces combine an inherent form and an organizing action as a means of representing an individual’s form of expression. These familial dialects are created and translated using the methodologies of a naturalist - collection, dissection, observation, and classification. The pieces draw meaning from the connotative associations built from familial connections as well as from broader cultural constructions regarding ...


Taking In: The Best Of Undergraduate Photography, Lucad Students Apr 2014

Taking In: The Best Of Undergraduate Photography, Lucad Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the college of art and design. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication and a website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston Art Community to represent the best of undergraduate in 2014. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought (2014), Commonthought Staff Jan 2014

Commonthought (2014), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Imagining The Unknown, Angelina Kidd May 2013

Imagining The Unknown, Angelina Kidd

MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Theses

It is true that there is no scientific proof of life after life or of the human soul. However, I believe there is a soul and that it is energy manifested as light. Our lifetime is a mere pulse when measured against the evolution of earth. We are connected to the cosmos through the very calcium in our bones and the iron in our blood, which originated from stars that died billions of years ago. My belief is that the earthly body is separate from the soul and that our light energy returns to the cosmos. Energy will not cease ...


Taking In 2013, Aib Students Apr 2013

Taking In 2013, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication, and a website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography in 2013. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought (2013), Commonthought Staff Jan 2013

Commonthought (2013), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In 2012: A Juried Selection Of Photography, Aib Students Apr 2012

Taking In 2012: A Juried Selection Of Photography, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication, and website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community. The book in your hand is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought (2012), Commonthought Staff Jan 2012

Commonthought (2012), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2011, Aib Students Apr 2011

Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2011, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication. and website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography in 2011. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought (2011), Commonthought Staff Jan 2011

Commonthought (2011), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2010, Aib Students Apr 2010

Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography 2010, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication, and website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography, 2010. The book in your hand is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought, Vol 20 (Spring 2009), Commonthought Staff Apr 2009

Commonthought, Vol 20 (Spring 2009), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Takingin: Photography, Aib Students Apr 2009

Takingin: Photography, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In showcases a selection of work from students attending the Art Institute of Boston Work was collected by members of this class for presentation before a jury of distinguished artists from outside of the school. The images selected by the jury were then sequenced for the book, which is designed to be distributed throughout the artistic community. In addition, the work is displayed in a gallery exhibition and on our website. In your hands is the result of the hard work and dedication of the members of this class.


Commonthought, Vol 19 (Fall 2008), Commonthought Staff Oct 2008

Commonthought, Vol 19 (Fall 2008), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In / The Best Of Aib Photography, Aib Students Apr 2008

Taking In / The Best Of Aib Photography, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is the culmination of a semester's worth of work done by a group of thirteen students who set out to publish a collection of the best of AIB's student work. Guided by professor and artist Matthew Nash, and previous issues of Taking In, the class organized production, solicited work from peers, selected distinguished members of the art community to jury the work, and communicated with a team of designers to layout the book. The thirty-seven images are only a fraction of the work currently being produced by the students at the Art Institute of Boston, and ...


Taking In: Aib Photography 2007, Aib Students Apr 2007

Taking In: Aib Photography 2007, Aib Students

Taking In

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the college of art and design. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication and a website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston Art Community to represent the best of undergraduate in 2007. The book in your hands is the end result of a collective effort by those in the class.


Commonthought, Vol 17 (Spring 2006), Commonthought Staff Apr 2006

Commonthought, Vol 17 (Spring 2006), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In: 2006, Aib Students Apr 2006

Taking In: 2006, Aib Students

Taking In

This book is our fourth edition of Taking In:...a collection, a celebration really, of the best photography created by the students of The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Students came together in the class, taught by Gretjen Hargesheimer, and dedicated themselves to all facets of this yearly publishing event...including design, fund raising, jury selection, editing, layout, and print production. Taking In: is truly a collaboration of the images, ideas, and talents from all departments at AIB. The concept has always been a simple one...to showcase the artistic diversity and vision of students who incorporate photography ...


Commonthought (Fall 2005), Commonthought Staff Oct 2005

Commonthought (Fall 2005), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts.


Taking In: 2005, Aib Students Apr 2005

Taking In: 2005, Aib Students

Taking In

This book is the third edition in the Taking In: series. As was the case in Taking In: I and II, the work, dedication, detail, and graphic design is extraordinary and impressive. The work submitted by our students, and selected by our distinguished judges, reflects the eclectic vision, visual intelligence, perception, and promise of a talented student body. During this first year as a class, Taking In: worked through twice as many submissions than the previous years in half the amount of time. The stable class structure allowed a dependable process to support creativity and enabled the students, as artists ...


Taking In: Aib Photography, Aib Students Apr 2004

Taking In: Aib Photography, Aib Students

Taking In

This book is the second edition in the Taking In: series. As was the case in Taking In: I, the work, dedication, detail, and graphic design is extraordinary and impressive. The work submitted by our students, and selected by our distinguished judges, reflects the eclectic vision, visual intelligence, perception, and promise of a talented student body. Taking In: is truly a collaboration of the images, ideas, and talents from all departments at AIB. The concept has always been a simple one...to showcase the artistic diversity and vision of students who incorporate photography in heir personal artistic expression.


Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography, Aib Students Apr 2003

Taking In: The Best Of Aib Photography, Aib Students

Taking In

Welcome to the first edition of Taking In: the best of aib photography. During this first year Taking In has gone through many twists and turns in order to publish a professional portfolio representing the quality work produced by students at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Along with the portfolio there will be a gallery opening this Fall presenting all of the published pieces in a professional setting. Our intention is to bridge the gap between student creations and the greater art community through publication. The number of entries for our first publication were more than generous ...


Commonthought Vol.Iii (2001), Commonthought Staff Apr 2001

Commonthought Vol.Iii (2001), Commonthought Staff

Commonthought

This issue features works created by Lesley University students and covers a broad range of topics. The work itself crosses many disciplines from creative writing to visual arts