JSU Photography students receive awards.


Doug Clark and Sarah Cusimano Miles from the Photography concentration of the JSU Art Department would like to congratulate several students and recent alumni for awards and fellowships they have received. Matt Reynolds, Geniene Anthony, Aerial Graham, and Hannah Cooper were selected as finalists in Photographer’s Forum’s 33rd Annual College and High School Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon, USA. Over 16,700 photographs were received from the U.S., Canada, and around the world, and juried by Steve LaVoie, Art Center College of Design; Linda Lowell, Santa Barbara City College; and Rob Winner, Brooks Institute of Photography. Their work will be published in the book Best of College and High School Photography 2013.

We would like to acknowledge Hannah Cooper and Zachary McCauley for receiving multiple offers for assistantships for graduate schools around the Southeast. Hannah Cooper has accepted the Board of Regents Fellowship from Louisiana Tech University, which includes $15,000 per year and a full tuition waiver for 3 years (September 2012May 2016). This fellowship is a collaboration with the College of Engineering and Science and was created in order to stimulate productivity by broadening the understanding of the interactions of technology, art, and society, to initiate joint projects and programs through creative output, and to inspire breakthrough science, art and technology enterprises. Hannah will also be receiving additional funds by the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts of Louisiana Tech for travel, materials, and supplies, and have access to facility, faculty and administrative support.

Hannah Cooper was also selected for the University of Texas San Antonio Herstory juried exhibition and will have a solo show at UTSA. She also had work selected to be in the Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition at Louisiana Tech University.

Sarah Cusimano Miles and Doug Clark attended the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Sarah was selected to receive the SPE South Central Adjunct Faculty Assistance Grant for her accomplishments, artwork, and dedication to SPE. Two recent alumni and one current student from JSU accompanied them to the conference.