Feature Articles

April Issue 2000

McDowell TCC in Marion, NC, Features Photography of Alma Davenport

McDowell Technical Community College in Marion, NC, is featuring an exhibit of large four-color bichromate images by Alma Davenport, which will be on view through Apr. 21. The exhibit is part of the Turning Ten: The Photography Lecture & Exhibition Series, which is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Photography Program at McDowell Technical Community College. The program running from Sept. 1999 through May 2000 will feature lectures and exhibitions by eight guest photographers.

Davenport is a photographer, writer, editor, and teacher. She is the author of The History of Photography - an Overview. Her personal photographic works are large four-color bichromate images, and her portfolios have been published in many periodicals including, "Camera, Darkroom, and American Photographer".

Professor Davenport has taught Photography and Photographic History at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth since 1982. Both her BFA and MFA were awarded by the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied with Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White.

Davenport lives in Jamestown, RI, and is represented by Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC; IMAGEBANK, New York, NY; Gallerie Flux, Providence, RI; and the Center for Creative Photography, St. Louis, MO.

Davenport will give a lecture entitled, The Artist As Historian, Apr. 20, at 7:30pm in the MTCC Auditorium.

The next entry in the Turning Ten Series will be an exhibit by internationally acclaimed photographer Eugene Richards. An exhibit of Richards' works will be presented from May 3 - 26 and a lecture entitled, Then and Now, will be present on May 25, at 7:30pm in the MTCC Auditorium.

McDowell's Photography Department, a two-year degree program offers a professional level of study for serious photography students. MTCC's excellent facilities nurture an active and supportive education in the field of photography. Benjamin Porter, who created the Photography Program in 1990, and Tom Raab serve as faculty members.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call the College at 828/652-6021, ext. 609.

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