Cornell Student Artists Depict “Identity and the Global Lens” in Group Show
“Group Show: Identity and the Global Lens” — an art exhibition on how contemporary culture is visualized and affected by global interpretations of self — opened Monday in the Olive Tjaden Gallery. The exhibit will feature analog photography work by seven students, completed as part of a course in the fall, Art 3601: “Photography: Identity in the Global Lens.”
The photographs present a visual interpretation of how identity in contemporary culture is visualized and affected by global interpretations of self through race, gender and geography, according to the exhibition detail. The students’ use of analog photography is the precursor to today’s digital photography, according to the Prof. Jean Locey, art, the class lecturer. The photography was shot with manual film cameras, then processed in the dark room. “They’re shooting with medium format using 120 film and produce large negatives that make beautiful enlargements,” Locey said.