By Scott Arkovitz
Collegiate Staff Writer
Students that submitted entries for this semester’s edition of GRCC Display Magazine got little help along the way.
“I was definitely interested in taking photos as an art form before I took Photography 101,” Amanda Woods, a PO 101 student, said. “I would definitely suggest this class to those with any amount of interest in photography.”
“Display presents the college’s best and brightest poets, fiction writers, prose writers, artists, photographers, and graphic designers,” according to the GRCC website. “[Display] is a showcase of the finest talent at Grand Rapids Community College each year.”
GRCC Photography Professor Jim Keating offers his students the opportunity to submit images they took for class to the Display publication.
“I definitely believe it’s important for students to submit their images and see them published,” Keating said. “It helps in developing a portfolio, and even if the student is not necessarily pursuing photography, it helps provoke creativity.”
Keating offers beginning classes for photographers with little experience.
“I think my beginning students have been so successful because we talk about all the important aspects of images to make them appear more like art,” Keating said.
“I’m not a photography major,” Woods said, “but I am submitting three images to Display. I am hopeful that they will be published”
“Any GRCC student may submit his or her work to Display. Submissions are generally accepted in November/December and in March. Literature entries accepted by Display include short stories, one-act plays, poetry, and narrative essays,” according to the GRCC website. “Display is a great way for students to demonstrate their medium of art.”