Galerie Fotoland Presents… Evergreen Pictures

  Now showing in Galerie Fotoland, a look at last year at Evergreen.

Now through October

Library 1st Floor Lobby (outside Photoland)

Life drawing session in the Drawing Marathon intensive summer class with Shaw Osha on Tues., Jul. 2, 2013.  photo by Shauna Bittle

Life drawing session in the Drawing Marathon intensive summer class with Shaw Osha on Tues., Jul. 2, 2013. photo by Shauna Bittle

A photographer’s job doesn’t end after the pictures are taken.  You could say that’s the beginning.

From untold thousands of images, (as well as videos and audio recordings) brilliantly captured during the last academic year, staff Photographer Shauna Bittle and her intern Andrew Jeffers continue to work.  The complex and arduous tasks of selecting the best examples, color correcting and adjusting each file, applying keywords and captions; now begins.  Shauna must consider not only how they will be used today, but predict how they might be used in the future, in a continually shifting media landscape.  The final selections (almost 10,000) are cataloged and published online.

Our image collection serves many purposes—to document, to explain, to offer visual details that words alone fail to express.  They describe, verify, and amuse.  Many are used to sell Evergreen to an increasingly competitive market.  The more successful examples invite and engage the interest of jaded and weary viewers–all of whom are continually bombarded by media noise.

The tiny amount of work you see here is not intended to offer a fair representation of all that is Evergreen—our broad diversity in people, events and activities.  These works were selected because they seem to offer a bit more in character and flavor.  Perhaps they connect more with the heart than with the mind. The literary theorist and philosopher Roland Barthes famously described this intangible essence as a photograph’s punctum.

I invite you to see more of this work—from when Evergreen opened its doors 41 years ago, through last week, at photo.evergreen.edu/pictures.

-SD

Backstage and on stage at the 2013 performance of the Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler at the Evergreen State College on Fri., Feb. 15, 2013. The show, now it's 11th year at the college, is presented by the TESC Womyn's Resource Center.  photo by Shauna Bittle

Backstage and on stage at the 2013 performance of the Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler at the Evergreen State College on Fri., Feb. 15, 2013. The show, now it’s 11th year at the college, is presented by the TESC Womyn’s Resource Center. photo by Shauna Bittle

Madeline Thompson, Matt Smith and Brook Bolding from the program non-fiction media film on 16mm cameras in the Evergreen forest. Photographed on Sept. 28, 2012, by Andrew Jeffers

Madeline Thompson, Matt Smith and Brook Bolding from the program non-fiction media film on 16mm cameras in the Evergreen forest. Photographed on Sept. 28, 2012, by Andrew Jeffers

Students in the summer Marine Biology program go sailing aboard the Resolute in Budd Inlet on Weds., Jul. 17, 2013. Faculy Gerardo Chin-Leo had the students take plankton samples and salinity readings in the estuary.

Students in the summer Marine Biology program go sailing aboard the Resolute in Budd Inlet on Weds., Jul. 17, 2013. Faculy Gerardo Chin-Leo had the students take plankton samples and salinity readings in the estuary.

Students in Restoration Ecology and Freshwater Ecology take a field trip to the Elwha River to study the effects of the Elwha Dam and how nature is recovering after it's removal on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013. Carri LeRoy and Sarah Hamman are faculty. photo by Shauna Bittle

Students in Restoration Ecology and Freshwater Ecology take a field trip to the Elwha River to study the effects of the Elwha Dam and how nature is recovering after it’s removal on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013. Carri LeRoy and Sarah Hamman are faculty. photo by Shauna Bittle

Faculty Dylan Fischer and Abir Biswas collect samples with student researchers Levi Travis and Mariah Smith on Weds., Jul. 3, 2013. Fischer and Travis are studying the effects of fire on native plants, and Biswas and Smith are studying fire's effect on mercury levels. The two teams are working in the prairies maintained for training by the JBLM base.   photo  by Shauna Bittle

Faculty Dylan Fischer and Abir Biswas collect samples with student researchers Levi Travis and Mariah Smith on Weds., Jul. 3, 2013. Fischer and Travis are studying the effects of fire on native plants, and Biswas and Smith are studying fire’s effect on mercury levels. The two teams are working in the prairies maintained for training by the JBLM base. photo by Shauna Bittle