Senior exhibit to showcase ‘People of Accomplishment’

“Beth” by Meaghan RolandMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 31, 2014) — “People of Accomplishment,” a portrait photography exhibit by Milligan College senior Meaghan Roland, opens Sunday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Milligan Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Derthick Hall.

The exhibit will remain open through April 18. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Roland majors in fine arts (photography emphasis) and minors in Bible and digital media studies.

“People of Accomplishment” features 46 black and white gelatin silver prints and digital black and white photographs of individuals associated with Milligan in some way.

“Through my show, I hope to illustrate that we as humans have more similarities than differences, and we all have a story to tell,” said Roland, a native of Lexington, Ky.

The idea for her exhibit came from professional portrait photographer Richard Avedon, who did a series of photographs of individuals from the American west in front of a white background.

“We’ve often been taught that we should care more about what is on the inside than what we see on the outside,” said Roland. “Yet, one can also see a bit of people’s lives from their outward appearance. Their clothes, hair, mannerisms and facial expressions can tell a story stronger than the words that leave their lips.”

Roland was a finalist in the 2014 Photographer’s Forum Best of College and High School Photography for her portrait photograph “Beth.” The photograph will be on display in her exhibit.

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Posted by on March 31, 2014.