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click to enlarge The Pikes Peak Community College's photography program is featuring nine graduating senior's photography portfolios in the creative commons at the Downtown Studio Campus. - PPCC
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  • The Pikes Peak Community College's photography program is featuring nine graduating senior's photography portfolios in the creative commons at the Downtown Studio Campus.
I remember printing a landscape photograph and putting it on display in Armstrong Hall at Colorado College as a young photographer. It was an exhilarating moment for me, showing my work to the world. Showing your work remains just as important to developing your vision as it was when I was at Colorado College.

A photographer showing their work must make some key decisions on what to display, and answer questions like "What do I want to say?" and "How do I want to say it?"

Like any visual art photography is a language that takes time to learn. The best way to learn a language, of course, is to speak it. And that’s what showing work is about — you're speaking the language.

I’ve been on the board of advisors for the photography program at Pikes Peak Community College since 2011. It’s a relatively new program that strives to provide students with the photography skills to find employment or start their own businesses.

This year, students in the two-year AAS degree program will be exhibiting their senior portfolios in the creative commons in the Downtown Studio Campus. Exhibitors include Danielle Trina, Chelsea Wofford, Rylee Moore, Chandra Oliver, Jennifer Williams, Brenda von Lehmden, Dwan Petti, Elizabeth Montoya and Niki Crawford.

I’m excited to attend their opening on Saturday and I hope you have time to see it while it’s on display. Included below are images from the exhibit with statements from the artists.

Best of luck to these graduating seniors on their future endeavors!

Sean Cayton is a wedding photojournalist of 19 years and operates a successful, award-winning wedding photography studio in Colorado Springs. He's also an award-winning photojournalist. Sean is happily married to the love of his life (also his business partner) and is father to three beautiful children. When he’s not working, Sean can be found outside flying kites with his kids, hitting golf balls or casting a fly rod to hungry trout.


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