Photography

College of Communication & Information

Brooke DiDonato | Photojournalism | Class of 2012 After graduating from Kent State with her photojournalism degree, Brooke Didonato packed her bags and moved to New York City — her “midwestern dream” — and has been growing her career as a freelance and gig-based photographer there ever since. Her Kent State professors and mentors at a...

College of Communication & Information

Students in the College of Communication and Information Twelve students from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and the School of Visual Communication Design (VCD) will travel to Florence, Italy, for Kent State University’s inaugural Photography in Florence program this spring semester. Led by JMC Lecturer David LaBelle and VCD Assistant Professor Tim Bell, the seven...

Decagon: Photo-Illustration Exhibition, May 8 at School of Art The Kent State University School of Visual Communication Design presents Decagon, an exhibition of photographic works created by graduating Photo-Illustration students, class of 2015. Decagon will showcase a variety of works ranging from expressive studio photography to dynamic digital compositions by photographers: Michael Angelini, Caroline...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC’s photojournalism program welcomed students, faculty and staff to its annual Freshman Welcome and Photography Exhibit on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The exhibit, located in the third floor Franklin Exhibit Space, honors photojournalism students for their achievements from 2013 and 2014. This year, photojournalism students were recognized in...

School of Media and Journalism

JMC’s photojournalism program welcomed students, faculty and staff to its annual Freshman Welcome and Photography Exhibit on Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. The exhibit, located in the third floor Franklin Exhibit Space, honors photojournalism students for their achievements from 2013 and 2014. This year, photojournalism students were recognized in...

Kent State University Libraries, in partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Pan-African Studies, presents “Coming of Age at Kent 1967-71: A Pictorial of Black Student Life,” an exhibit of the photographs of Lafayette Tolliver. Tolliver is a Kent State alumnus who attended the university from...

A civil rights exhibit created by JMC Professor Ann Schierhorn and featuring photography by Director of Photojournalism David LaBelle has won a national Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The exhibit They Led the Way chronicles the stories of eight students who desegregated the public schools in Tallahassee,...

photo of award winners Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication student photojournalists and photojournalism instructors won 12 awards, including Best of Show, at the Ohio News Photographers Association’s (ONPA) 2012 annual contest, making 2012-2013 the most award-winning year for the school’s photojournalism program in the last 30 years....

photo of award winners “For a photo to be effective, it has to be affective. A picture has to move you in some way. It must evoke a visceral reaction in the viewer – crying, laughing, thinking.” Internationally renowned photo editor Jim Colton, recently retired after a distinguished career at Sports Illustrated (SI), Newsweek, and Associated Press (AP), spent an...

photo of award winners Another dream has been fulfilled for Brooke DiDonato. DiDonato, a 2012 alumna, was awarded fourth place in Photographer’s Forum magazine “2013 Best of College Photography” contest for “Exorcism,” one of the powerfully evocative photographs from “Dreamscape Diary,” her astounding one-year conceptual photography diary. The...