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Time lapse photograph of entire photography class in front of Williams Hall


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The title of this work by students in an Art & Art History Department photography class this semester refers to the amount of time taken for the full exposure. (We’ll do the math for you: That’s an hour and forty-five minutes. And, yes, everyone sat still for that long.) A past class of Professor Tom Brennan built the large format camera, dubbed “Big Bertha,” several years ago, and Visiting Professor Peter Shellenberger and his students put it to fine use for this group self-portrait in September. The student photographers pictured are Caroline Bick, Rebecca Carpenter, Connor Cummings, Rachel Feniger, Olivia Fontaine, Ian Furrer, Joshua Holz, Galen Milchman, Tasha Naula, AliciaRose Pastore, Rowan Shalit, Dana Solcz, Sarah Whetzle, and Tim Yager. Also pictured and part of the photo process: Shellenberger and teaching assistant Brian Needles. 

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