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DEPARTURES IV:
A Juried Exhibition of Graduating Student Photography from Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida

June 2 - September 12, 2009


Sister, 2008 by Jennifer Surgent, University of Central Florida

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Departures IV is a juried exhibition that highlights photography by recent graduates of the Daytona State College and University of Central Florida photography programs. This is the fourth year that the Southeast Museum of Photography has had the honor of showcasing the work of these recent graduates and it will continue to be a yearly summer event at the museum.

For nearly 40 years, Daytona State College graduates have taken their place among the nation’s leading photographers and by partnering up with the University of Central Florida nearly five years ago, the opportunities for graduates are even more attainable. In the early years of the Associate Degree program at, what was then Daytona Beach Community College, there were few programs in the country that compared in both depth and range of instruction to foster creativity and technical mastery of the medium for students.

With the commitment of successive college administrations, the program grew into the largest, most comprehensive commercial photography program in the southeast. The challenges of a rapidly changing aesthetic and commercial environment have been met by a dynamic program that stresses the fundamental aspects of photography, the highest level of technical proficiency and professional judgment; one that gives a broad understanding of the techniques, materials and equipment used in the profession today.

The success of so many DSC and UCF graduates attests to their skill, drive and resourcefulness, as well as the way that their interest in the medium was nurtured, informed and developed. In recent years, the strength of the DSC program has been extended and expanded with a strategic partnership that offers a four-year bachelor’s degree program through the University of Central Florida. More than twenty graduates are showcased here in an exciting and diverse exhibition.

The following students are represented in this exhibition at the Southeast Museum of Photography:

Jessica Anderson, University of Central Florida
Patrick Bell, Daytona State College
Jillian Browning, Daytona State College
Natalie Brunet, Daytona State College
Bernard Brzezinski, Daytona State College
Samica Coulter, Daytona State College
Joshua Cruey, University of Central Florida
Meg Doyle, Daytona State College
Luke Earls, Daytona State College
Natalie Forrest, Daytona State College
David Foxwell, Daytona State College
Adam Fratus, Daytona State College
Ashley Garner, University of Central Florida
Erin Gordon, Daytona State College
Lukas Harden, Daytona State College
Zaki K. Jarrah, Daytona State College
Jennifer Kaczmarek, University of Central Florida
Perry Knotts, Daytona State College
Taralynn Lawton, Daytona State College
Stephanie McColley, Daytona State College
Ashley McCormick, University of Central Florida
Caitlin McGinnis, Daytona State College
Heidi Mitchell, University of Central Florida
Jeanelle Pagano, Daytona State College
Carin Perez, Daytona State College
Tyson Robertson, Daytona State College
Victor Rollins, Daytona State College
J.D. Rouse, Daytona State College
Audrey Smith, Daytona State College
Jennifer Surgent, University of Central Florida
Tanya Tenorio, University of Central Florida
Amy Van Epps, Daytona State College
Leanne Wilcox, University of Central Florida
Laura Wong, University of Central Florida



Heidi
Women, 2008 by Heidi Mitchell, University of Central Florida

XPRO, 2008 by Jillian Browning, Daytona State College

Little Lamb, 2008 by Erin Gordon, Daytona State College

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