This exhibition is a celebration of Amherst College students who have experienced or been significantly impacted by mental health challenges. By sharing the struggles, triumphs and stories of our students we hope to end the stigma, celebrate the strength of our diverse student body and change the way mental health is addressed, both at Amherst and outside of it. Come to learn about what you can do to help others. There will be food and refreshments.
During January interterm nine students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, and Mount Holyoke participated in “Adventures in Photography,” an interterm course taught by Joshua Baum and Takudzwa Tapfuma. Over the five-day course, students learned fundamental techniques of digital photography: manual exposure, composition, lighting, and post-production. The class ventured into the field for hands-on excursions to the New England Peace Pagoda, Montague Bookmill and downtown Northampton. The images in this exhibit are a selection of work created during the class.
Thank you to the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Center for Community Engagement for sponsoring the course, and to Valentine Dining Hall for hosting this exhibition.