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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 »

Berlin Summer Studio and MFA L.A. trip

This summer, for the second time, artist and VCUarts tech guru Matthew Warren will bring nearly a dozen students to Germany this summer for his 6-credit Berlin: Studio & City course.  Over four weeks, students will be immersed in both expanding their studio practice and exploring the contemporary art community in this vibrant city –… Read more »

Shows, Screenings and Student Awards

The Dept of Photography + Film was well-represented once again in the Anderson Juried Show, featuring works by a record 22 students! Senior Kimin Kim was the recipient of the Award of Distinction in Photography. This spring the department awarded five Senior Project grants totaling $1700 to Amarise Carreras, Alex Coyle, Monica Escamilla, Shannon Lowe, Ryan Ly and Alyssa Michener… Read more »

Visiting Artists, Spring 2017

We had an exciting roster of Visiting Artists this spring, especially filmmakers! Celebrated Canadian Guy Maddin, in town for the James River Film Festival, shared a sneak-preview of new work in advance of its official premiere.  With the help of the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative, we co-sponsored a visit from Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman whose… Read more »

VCU Green Walls

This spring Jon-Phillip Sheridan led a class of 45 Art, Biology and Engineering students exploring how artists can be leaders in fostering interdisciplinary research in the area of sustainable, and more specifically building green walls and improving urban ecologies.

VCU Alumni Jaclyn Brown – Group Show, Berlin

VCU Alumni Jaclyn Brown will be in a captivating group show May 18th and May 19th 2017 alongside Victor Alcantara » Paul Cohen » Alan Huck » Emily Kinni » Molly Peters » Stuart Richardson » Ligaiya Romero » Rick Schatzberg » Marshall Scheuttle » Ernesto Solana » Antonis Theodoridis » Alex Williams » The show, curated by Jörg Colberg, discusses this inauspicious time by hinting at a sense… Read more »