Town and Gown
October 7, 2013
By: Mary Anne Fitzpatrick
Annie Leibovitz, America’s best known living photographer, has a show (Pilgrimage) that opened on Thursday, October 3 at the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA).
I attended the opening reception along with hundreds of other members, as the word was out that Ms. Leibovitz was in attendance.
Another CMA photography show opened at the same time. Photography students in the College, mentored by nationally recognized Professor Kathleen Robbins (http://www.kathleen-robbins.com/ ), were asked to submit bodies of work based on one of the themes central to Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. Six of our students were selected for the exhibition called The View from Here. The student photographs have been called “hauntingly beautiful works” (http://www.columbiamuseum.org/search/index).
The students participating in the exhibition all completed their BFA in Art Studio/Photo in 2013 although David Hicks is a current student. Congratulations to Cheryl Upchurch, Gabrielle Wingate, David Hicks, Hannah Collum, Rachel Wolfe, and Taylor Singmaster.
If you visit the Leibovitz show at the CMA, I hope you will also stop and look at The View from Here. You may discover another Leibovitz.