In its fourth year at Marquette University, the First Year Photo Project engages participants in active reflection of their transition from high school to college. Participants meet for bi-weekly discussions in the fall semester, during which they share their photography and discuss what it means to them. Each discussion and the accompanying photography is organized by theme — for example, My Community, My Home, and My Faith.
In the spring semester, the participants assemble a collage of the photographs that are most meaningful to them, and present them to the Marquette community of students, faculty, and staff in a Gallery Exhibit open to the public. The First Year Photo Project serves an important role of engaging the Marquette community in a visual representation of the first-year experience, as told by first-year students themselves.
During the summer of 2012, eight incoming students will be chosen for the 2012-2013 project. While the project is structured like a class, it is not for credit, and participants volunteer 5 – 7 hours per week for the project.
Photography skills are not required for the project. All students who are interested in actively engaging in their first-year transition through the medium of photography, and sharing their experiences with the Marquette community, are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available here,and continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their selection status by mid-August.
Questions? Contact Julie Murphy, Coordinator for New Student Programs.
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