Posts Categorized: News

Alumni Feature: Sara Clarken

Sara Clarken, BFA ’15, wears many hats within the creative world, from being an Artist, Independent Exhibition Director, and Berlin Editor-at-Large of FOUNDATIONS Magazine. While in her undergrad at VCU Clarken kept very busy, taking all sorts of photo jobs, creating “look books” for Fashion Department students, working as the first assistant for fashion photographer… Read more »

Alumni Feature: Austin Aviles

Austin Aviles, BFA ’17, is currently participating in the 2017-2018 VCU Qatar Fellowship program, a 9 month residency at the VCUQ campus, based in their Painting and Printmaking Department. Aviles found out about the residency after the Tasmeem Doha 2017 Biennial earlier this year. In the past, the position has only been open to VCU’s Painting… Read more »

Alumni Feature: Stephen Wozny

“If I can give one piece of advice to VCU Photo/Film students that I wish I’d known when I was there, it’s that the relationships you have with your classmates are just about the most important thing you’ve got for getting your careers started. Some people can jump right into solo freelancing, but most of… Read more »

Alumni Feature: Hunter Brumfield

Hunter Brumfield is currently working as a freelance director and editor. He works on regional and coastal Tv spots, brand anthems or web media. He is also always improving his craft through working on music videos and short films – which at the same time helps him increase his visibility. Hunter began working in the… Read more »

Alumni Feature: Heather West

Heather West, a Photo+Film alumni, graduated with her concentration in photography in 2014. She is currently working as an Art Department Production Assistant for TV and Movies. She has worked on numerous projects including Rectify Season 4 (AMC), Logan Lucky by Steven Soderbergh, Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal), and Black Panther (Marvel). The film industry has many… Read more »

Summer Internship Highlight: Riley Goodman

“I had the opportunity to handle and catalogue the original glass plate negative of Abraham Lincoln that was used as the template for the penny.”   In the heart of Washington DC, Riley Goodman, a photo senior, interned with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in the Department of Photographs. He got his internship as the… Read more »


Dear students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends VCU’s Department of Photography + Film, I write to share our department highlights of the summer and “Save the Date” information for upcoming public events!   NEWS:   Our second annual Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin was a smashing success!  Led by artist and affiliated faculty, Matthew Warren, students in… Read more »

Kudos to Our Staff!

Congrats to Graduate Director Paul Thulin whose work is included in two upcoming group exhibitions, at the Denver Month of Photography and the Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival in Brazil. Justin James Reed’s work with collective Piece of Cake was included in For Freedoms at the Aperture Foundation in New York; Justin was also included in… Read more »

MFA Thesis and First Year Exhibitions

In April the MFA Thesis exhibitions were held at the Anderson Gallery. The show was comprised of incredible work that all the MFA students at VCU had been working on and refining for 2 years. Congratulations to all of our Photo and Film MFA graduates! Patrick Harkin Roxana Azar Jiacheng Xu Desiree Dawn Kapler  Katya Yakubov Work… Read more »