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On-Campus Exhibit to Feature Outstanding Work of Student Photojournalists

Posted in: School of Communication and Media News

Exhibition of Student Photojournalists Begins Dec. 14

From the emotional COVID-19 service on campus, to election night photos of Governor Murphy, to capturing striking images of President Obama, the outsanding on and off-campus work of 19 photojournalists in Professor Tom Franklin’s class are featured in an exhibit starting today through the end of the academic year.

This is the fourth photo exhibit of student work. More than 30 photos will be on display and until the exhibit begins, students will not know which of their photos were selected. “This is a great way for us to highlight student work,” said Franklin, who is an Associate Professor, Multimedia Journalism. “I’m very proud of the hard work of the students put in this semester, especially during a pandemic where photographing in the field can be very challenging. They did great work and I’m excited to share it with our community.”

The exhibition in Morehead Hall Student Lounge (MO-145) begins with a reception on Dec. 14 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. that is free and open to the Montclair State community. Media professionals, including photojournalists, are expected to attend the opening reception and offer comments and critique.

Among the work expected to be featured is from John Larosa, who is also the photo editor at The Montclarion. Larosa photographed President Obama, a campaign event for Governor Murphy and the Gubernatorial election event in Asbury Park. Sekhena Sembenu covered both Gubernatorial candidates on the campaign trail and made several creative and intriguing portrait photos. Lynise Olivacce covered the COVID-19 memorial service on campus and produced images that captured the raw emotion of the event. These and other outstanding images will highlight the creativity and skill of these future multimedia professionals.

Follow the conversation about the exhibition on social media by using #scm_photojournalism2021