• Mackenzie Kane

"Silver Lining" Photography Exhibit

Students taking the Intermediate Film Photography class at Florence University of the Arts were able to showcase their talent at Thursdays “Silver Lining” exhibit at Corridoio Fiorentino.

The event, which was catered by the students of Culinary Arts 1 and Bake and Pastry 1 and hosted by students in the Special Events 1 class, was held to celebrate the art of film photography and the students who work with the medium. Greg Casazza, Jenna Johnson, Lara Kranny and Lauren Reheuser were the four students featured in the exhibit.

This event is just one of the many events FUA holds for its students. A university that prides itself on diversity, it puts on events that showcase students work and give them real-life experience with events they will likely attend one day in their professional career.

The name of the event, “Silver Lining,” is used to bring light to the dying art of film photography. A “silver lining” is an English phrase used to express finding light in the darkest of situations, which these students have done in producing their film in dark rooms.

“With digital, you just point and shoot,” Jenna Johnson, a Sophomore from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who has been attending FUA since the fall said when asked about the differences between film and digital photography. To produce a good photo with film, you need to put a lot more thought behind the shot, she said. Her collection was titled, “Florence Unobserved.”

When the instructor for the course, Marco Gualtieri, gave a speech to the attendees, he thanked the students who were able to be there and gave a small explanation to how film photography works.

Lauren Reheuser, a Junior from Virginia who has been at FUA for just a couple months, showed off her collection of double exposers at the exhibit. “I think I like double exposer because it has an element of surprise,” she said. “You never know what you’re going to get.

The two other photographers featured at the event, Greg Casazza and Lara Kraany, were unable to make it to the event, but their collections titled “Identity Crisis” and “People of Florence” were commended nonetheless.


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