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By Emily Davella
Photo by Amber Smith
 

On Thursday September 19th at Corridoio Fiorentino, the students of the Fall 2019 intermediate Landscape and Architectural Photography Class at Florence University of the Arts displayed their work in conclusion to their three-week intensive course.  The theme, ‘Transient Perception,’ was chosen by the professor of the course, Marco Gualtieri. He strategically chose two general words that allowed the students to interpret and explore in their own unique way. ‘Transient Perception’ alludes to a transition period, for example between vacation and a new school year or between the summer and fall seasons. 

 

“The students interpreted it in many ways that were peculiar and unexpected,” said Gualtieri. When viewing his students final work at the exhibition, he proudly said that he feels a “great sensation.” 

Michael Spadola, Tejas Balapalli Murali, Joel Barger, Chin Chin Hu, and Alessnadro Gueli are among the five students that presented their artwork at this exhibition. They were challenged by their professor to view Florence through a refined lens, incorporating landscape and architecture, all while sticking to the theme of ‘Transient Perception.’

 

Joel Barger explained what the theme meant to him. Although he does not typically shoot landscape, he enjoyed the opportunity to discover a new outlook on the scenery surrounding him. 

“I was able to find depth in something that I might pass over usually,” said Barger, “it allowed me to slow down, take a breath, see the light.” 

Tejas Balapalli Murali also appreciated the chance to photograph Florence in a filtered manner. 

“I got to see the hidden parts”…“ I developed an eye for landscape and architecture,” said Murali. Pictured below is Murali with his personal favorite piece from his collection. Focusing on Il Duomo, he states, “I wanted to reveal the magnitude and the scale through this angle, the small parts are still so big.” 

 

This exhibition draws to a close  the student’s first intensive course of the semester. Throughout these past three weeks the students took around 15-20 photos, but ultimately had to pick 4-6 to display. 

The next exhibition at Corridoio Fiorentino will be held on Thursday, October 17, featuring a new theme, new student photographers, and new pieces of artwork on show.

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