Photography Exhibit Opens At LAHS Wednesday

Student photography exhibit. Photo by Michelle Groves

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Michelle Groves’ beginning photography students at Los Alamos High School will host a photography art show Dec. 1-8 in the main lobby at the high school.

A special art opening is 7-9 p.m., Dec 3. The work of more than 50 students will be on display and light snacks and refreshments will be served. The students are part of her Beginning Photography class. They have been working hard this semester to put together this collection of work. 

“These students have learned how to use a manual film camera when for most of them the only camera they have ever used is the digital camera on their phone,” Groves said. “Students learned to develop and process their film.”

The work of Groves’ students includes photograms, silver gelatin prints, cyanotypes, solarization prints and pinhole camera prints. According to Groves, with the pinhole camera prints, students built their own box cameras and printed images from paper negatives. 

“The cyanotypes were made with the sun and printing an image from their iphone,” Groves said. “The silver gelatin prints were printed from the negatives the students processed and the photograms were made from laying objects on top of photo paper and exposing it to light.”

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