Five Milton graduates returned to campus on Friday for the opening reception of their Nesto Gallery exhibit, Confronting Contemporary Culture: the documentary in still and moving image. Through mediums ranging from 35mm and medium format film to digital still photography and digital video, photo and video journalists Scout Tufankjian ’96, Sebastian Meyer ’98, Ian Cheney ’98, Mae Ryan ’05, and Ciara Crocker ’10 share intensely engaging stories of fascinating and disturbing aspects of human experience.
“Observing closely through direct confrontation and personal engagement, opening themselves to empathetic feeling and a quest for understanding, these journalists present their subjects through remarkably articulate use of this visual language,” says art faculty member Bryan Cheney. “The stories explored in their work emerge from the tragedies of war and oppression, ethnic isolation and identity, the pathos of age and confinement, and questions of our ability to sustain our life on this beautiful planet.”
Located on the lower level of the Art and Media Center, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.