Jami Carlton’s collection of photography is on display this weekend.
One photography student has some lovely ladies of illusion featured in her senior exhibit at Virginia Commonwealth University.
VCU senior Jami Carlton shot drag queens Michelle Lavigne, Natasha Carrington, Sharon Husbands, Monica Duvall Ferrah, and Jennifer Warner for a collection of photos in the dressing room and backstage
An opening reception is on Friday, May 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. p.m. at Gallery 4, 114-A Virginia Street. The event is free and open to the public.
This extensive exhibition also includes work from graduating senior students: Christi Addison, Fionnuala Bradley, Levi Cheff, Will Douglas, Kara Groux, Emily Jones, Bree Davis, Sara Tyler, Stephen Turner, Stephen Wozny, Andrew Jordan, Alex Leslie, Charley Monaghan, Kevin Murphy, Melissa Rabin, Lauren Rice, Stephanie Fry, Anna Hendrick, Cate Henry, and Seychelle Stableford.
The students were assigned to create, fund, and promote the eclectic show through Facebook page, a Kickstarter page and a film. Additionally, several bake and craft sales were held to help defray costs and expand awareness.
Professor in the Department of Photography and Film, Shane Rocheleau says of his experience with the senior students that “I get excited looking at the expanse of their work. . . You’ll see it in stories, love, confusion, landscapes, humor, family, and even drag queens. It’s all there and so is so, much more.”
VCU’s Photography BFA Exhibit will be open during gallery hours, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6. A discussion of the seniors’ work will be held May 7 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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