FRANK Gallery will be hosting "Graphein," an art photography exhibition put on by the Arts 305 class at UNC from Dec. 5 to Dec. 22. The exhibition will feature the work of 10 students as they share their achievements from the semester.
“Graphein” is a Greek word which means “to write with light,” and each of these students sets out to do just that. Good photography does not merely capture an image, but it also says something with it, which makes photography its own unique form of artistic expression.
“One of the most interesting things about photography is that each person has something to say, and it starts a public conversation,” said Adrian Garcia, an independent study student in the class.
Garcia’s project is in all black and white, which makes his art very direct and also nostalgic, giving the photographs an intimate quality.
Over the course of the class, the teacher, Gesche Würfel, gave the students three different assignments. First, they were to photograph everyday life, then narratives and finally anything they were interested in. This last project allowed the students to direct their focus to what they are passionate about.