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Photo by Claire Stevenson '14 Graces New York Times

When the New York Times knocked on W&L’s door back in January, Claire Stevenson ’14 answered their request for students to submit “creative selfies that express who they are” for possible inclusion in an online portfolio. The result just hit the virtual newsstand: “Who Am I?” contains a stunning, black-and-white self-portrait of Claire, a studio art major from Southampton, N.Y.

“I am shooting self-portraiture using a medium-format camera and then scanning the negatives to print,” Claire wrote in the caption. “. . . I hope to create images that are haunting but beautiful — two things I think are not mutually exclusive but coexist everywhere around us.”

The Times selected the work of Claire and 28 others out of hundreds of submissions.