richmond, va, 1.13.20
On this photojournalism field trip, we took a trip to the capital where there were several protests occurring. The first protest we covered was actually a guns rights protest with several people wearing camo, multiple news agencies, as well as a heavily police presence. As we walked around we found another protest on the Green New Deal where we also went inside the capital to get pictures of a larger group of protesters. There was another group of activists on behalf of women's rights that we saw by the guns protest. This day was very interesting and I loved to see how the general demographic and audience shifted for each protest.
richmond, va, 12.9.19
In my photojournalism class, we went on a quick field trip down the street to the VMFA to capture the Kehiney Wiley art instillation titled "Rumor's of War" before the unveiling I think the following week. The statue had a gray tarp over it (to conceal it and I guess protect it from the elements before the ceremony) and it had a really cool metallic sheen in the rain, giving it a cool contrast against the gray of the sky. While it was a bit wet, I had a good time capturing the shapeless form with such defined
d.c. field trip 12.6.19
Last annual D.C. field trip post :( This is a trip the art students go on every year and is always a highlight due to the art we see and the fun and general goofiness that is had with spending a day with friends. I actually had two assignments for the trip: one for phojo (photojournalism) and one for art, one of which was to capture the flavor of D.C. I had some fun with some of these (as well as some of my friends) and I hope some of that playful spirit shows in a few of the images.
humpback rock, carter's mountain, 10.20.19
One of my classes is Photojournalism where we study notable photographers and photojournalists and taking our own pictures in order to make our own photojournals! This past weekend we went to Humpback Rock and Carter's Mountain near Charlottesville, VA and while the weather wasn't best, I still had a good time with friends and taking the pictures. The trip could definitely be defined as a bonding experience and I hope the pictures are able to reflect the foggy, almost mysterious, day in the mountains.
peru, 6.21.19- 6.29.19
Sorry it's been a bit but I went to Peru!! It was with the school so everyone that went were other students at our school, some I knew some I didn't, but by then end, we were all fairly close. I had a really good time! It was so cool to experience another culture and actually speak a lil bit of Spanish which I have been taking since 6th grade. I took literally thousands of photos so the ones I am showing are only a few that I had time to go through and download. We visited both Lima, the capital, and Cusco, where Macchu Picchu is and is a more rural area. Out of the two, I liked Cusco and the more rural areas more because it just was quainter and had more cultural elements. Anyways, please enjoy!
d.c. field trip, 12.7.18
The annual art field trip!! Every year, the art department takes a field trip on the first Friday of December to explore the art museums in the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Freer/Sackler Galleries. However, this year instead of visiting the Sackler Gallery, we visited the American Art Museum's Portrait Gallery a few minutes away. The trip is always fun because we get to see a TON of art while also hanging out with friends and just generally having a good time.
vmfa field trip, 11.19.18
Right before Thanksgiving break, our art class went on an art trip to visit the VMFA. Our main focuses were on viewing the Howardena Pindell and abstract art exhibits to prepare for our next unit in class of abtstract expressionism. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about both my classmates (Maya and Amelia dislike Rothko’s art and Alex hates the color yellow) and the art, which unfortunately featured physics and vectors aka not my favorite things in the world, was still very interesting and filled with a lot of content and meaning. Overall it was a really great experience and I’m excited for my next visit !!
carter mountain, 10.20.18
I went to Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia to go apple picking with family and enjoy the view. It was a little cloudier than maybe preferred, but a majority of the pictures still turned out at least semi-decent lol. There were also many puppers so I may or may not have snapped some pics of said puppers for others to enjoy. ;)
grandfather mountain, 09.01.18
This past summer I traveled to Boone, North Carolina and visited Grandfather Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Linville. It is called Grandfather Mountain because when looking at the mountain from a profile view, it vaguely looks like a man with his head back, presumably sleeping. The mountain is also home to an endangered species of flower, the Blue Ridge Goldenrod, which is bright yellow, or golden, and is pictured in some of the photos below.