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Alumni Profile: Scott Achs, 2011

Alumni Profile: Scott Achs, 2011

’11 NESOP Grad Scott Achs was recently the featured artist for ‘Viewfinder’, an ongoing series that appears on the Official Blog of the Impossible Project.

“I usually think of myself as a contrarian, but from time to time, for the sake of inspiration, I find it important to experience a cliche. With this in mind, I put on my mid-October tourist hat, and along with my POLAROID ONE 600 and several packs of PX 680 Color Shade film I took to the road.”

To read more, please click here.
To see more of Scott’s work, please visit his blog: http://blog.scottachs.com


NESOP Grad Katie Kaizer Published in N Magazine

2011 NESOP Grad Katie Kaizer Published in N Magazine, June

2011 NESOP alum Katie Kaizer recently had her photos published in two articles appearing in N Magazine’s June 2012 Issue, Nantucket, MA.

“Katie spent the month of March in Uganda, volunteering her photography to small organizations that are dramatically changing the lives of women and children who have been devastated by decades of violence, disease, and poverty. “I was trying to give these women a platform, a way to tell their story… they were so happy,” she says, holding back tears.”

Africa Through an Islander’s Eyes: http://www.n-magazine.com/arts-entertainment/africa-through-an-islanders-eyes/
Dames of the Dump: http://www.n-magazine.com/arts-entertainment/dames-of-the-dump/

NESOP Alum Scott Achs published in Here in Hanover Magazine

Scott Achs, a 2011 NESOP graduate, recently had his work published in Here in Hanover Magazine’s Summer 2012 Edition. Using medium format color film, Scott shot a series of swimmers enjoying popular Vermont swimming holes to escape the heat last summer.

Click here to see the full layout, pages 24-27:


’11 Alum Brenda Bancel Teaches Take 5’s Inaugural Photography Program

2011 graduate, Brenda Bancel spent the last year teaching photography to middle school students from Dorchester’s Epiphany School as part of the Take 5 program. These students will have their work exhibited at the PRC from May 22nd – 26th. Come out and support these very talented, young photographers!  Click here for more information: http://conta.cc/K1CAQx


“I chose to work with the Epiphany School because I have been very moved by their work with kids in the Boston area. Their efforts are tireless. Their board and their teachers are unrivaled. They have work to do and they do it. These kids come from difficult circumstances and almost all have recently witnessed violence. I’m so proud of the Take 5 kids. They opened themselves up to me through their lenses. They became more self-aware through journal writing and photography exercises on self-expression. And in the process it was these kids who taught me a lot.” – Brenda Bancel