Student Photography Exhibition

Opening reception    Thursday, March 26, 5-7 pm

Exhibition on view    Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, May 31

Online, public voting    Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, March 8

Thanks for your online votes and submissions of photographs!

Exhibition Preview

Caroline Hehir, Phone booth
Caroline Maahs, Laxatives
Emma Whitman, Ascent
Jeremy Husnick, Swift Water
Alex Bollman, The MOST Beautiful Wausau


About the Project

Photo by T’xer Zhon Kha, Daily Herald Media

Photo by T’xer Zhon Kha, Daily Herald Media

Wausau-area high school students participated in a six-month photography project, including workshops and conducting their own photo shoots to explore the question “what makes Wausau a great place to live?”

Student with Brooke Shaden

D.C. Everest High School student works with artist Brooke Shaden (right) during a September photo shoot with students and photographer Dave Junion. Photo courtesy of Tim Feathers.

In September, Arizona-based artist Brooke Shaden led a workshop focused on how a single image can tell a story. Students explored visual narratives in photography and other art mediums and participated in a photo shoot during which Shaden demonstrated techniques. Some students later participated in a photo shoot with Shaden and Dave Junion of Junion Photography to further develop skills, learning about camera settings, using effective background images and props when visualizing and creating the photography storyboard, how to set up a photo shoot, and how to create “chapters” of their story.

Students at Museum with Dave Junion

Photographer Dave Junion (left) works with students in the Woodson galleries.

In December, students visited the Art Museum to view 50 Greatest National Geographic Photographs with Junion and engage in critiques of one another’s photographs.

Community members voted online – Saturday, February 28 through Sunday, March 8, 2015 – to select photographs to be exhibited at the Woodson Art Museum, March 26 through May 31. To inquire about purchasing a photograph, ask at the Visitor Services desk or connect with us at 715.845.7010. A reception at the Woodson Art Museum, Thursday, March 26, 5-7 pm, celebrates students’ efforts.

The year-long project was directed by Diane Goetsch, D.C. Everest School District Fine Arts Coordinator, with collaboration from Dave Junion Photography, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Performing Arts Foundation, and the Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce.
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