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Work of Five W&L Photography Students Included in Southwest Virginia Exhibition

The work of five Washington and Lee University photography students was included in the new Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Exhibition at the Radford University Art Museum.

The photographs of Jillian Leigh ’17, Emerson Scheinuk ’17, Kiki Spiezio ’17, Laura Wiseman ’16 and Ellen Kanzinger ’18 were included in the exhibition. Several of these students also won awards for their work including Scheinuk (1st place, digital print), Kanzinger (2nd place, silver gelatin print), Wiseman (2nd place, alternative process print and overall honorable mention) and Spiezio (overall honorable mention).

The competition included work by students from 11 colleges and universities in the area. Entry was open to current undergraduates who were taking photography courses as part of their studies.

The schools taking part included Blue Ridge Community College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Longwood University, Mary Baldwin College, New River Community College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, Virginia Western Community College and Washington and Lee University. More than 30 students had work in the exhibit.

“There are many smaller photography programs in Southwest Virginia, so I wanted to find a way to connect students and teachers to a broader photography community than they may find within their schools,” said assistant professor of art at Radford University Andrew Ross, who organized the effort.