Works from the FIU Student Photography Archive 1975 to the Present Reception2024-03-25T11:18:24-04:00
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On view March 4 – April 19, 2024.

Opening Reception: April 11, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Location: Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery

Since 1975, at least two thousand photographs by FIU students accumulated in a closet in the VH111 photo lab at the MMC campus. Some of these mostly 8×10 inch black and white photographs were in this informal archive because photography instructors requested copies of them as excellent examples of how something looks photographed. Many were just left behind. Over the years, photography students poured over them for inspiration and ideas. “Wow! Look at this one!” Three or four hundred of them are extraordinary in the humblest of ways.

The archival prints you see are from scans of the original photographs.

It is important to acknowledge the contributions of Lissette Schaeffler who has done a phenomenal job scanning the originals and supervised all production of works you see here. Natalie Wellman and Alex Dominguez have done wonderful work producing the prints in the FIU studios, and JaQuan Turner and Sophia Cortes spent many hours fixing them in Photoshop to make these reproductions flawless. This superb quality of these prints is the product of their efforts and I thank them for making it possible.

FIU Photography Faculty

Carlos Causo

Theresa Diehl

Alex Del Canto

Rolando Dal Pazzo

Ed Del Valle

Priscilla Forthman

Tony Galardi

Jahaira Galvez

Mirta Gomez

Miles Jermanovich

Jack Lyle

Peter McGrath

Bill Maguire

Gary Monroe

Peggy Nolan

Tony Mendoza

Patti Reiff

Lisette Schaeffler

John Szarkowski

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