Photographers capture moments in time

[Citrus College Photography Department]

Photography is described by Merriam-Webster, as “the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy… A technical procedure. The recording of images using light to expose sensitive surfaces.“

Sound scientific? That’s because it is.

But there is another side to photography: the art aspect that is more apparent when an observer stops to study a striking photo.

It’s the intangible emotional element of a picture that raises the hair on the back of your neck, takes you to a happy place or forces you to empathize with the subject.

Hence, the significance of the title “A Moment In Time,” for this year’s photo installment at the Hayden Memorial Library.

“Photography is just that, to preserve a ‘moment in time’ that people can hopefully enjoy forever,” said curator and Citrus College photography professor Darrell Carr.

The show includes works by Citrus College photography students.

“Only the best photos of all the classes have been chosen,” Carr said.

“I was thrilled when I found out that I [was chosen] to participate in this year’s gallery,” said business and marketing major, Jana Bishop, now in her second year studying photography. “It’s such an honor.”

Photography Club treasurer Jeremy Lopez, who has been pursuing photography for more than 10 years, is also excited to have his photos on display.

“It means people get to see my pictures. Hopefully after they see them, they’ll be inspired,” Lopez said.

No awards or medals will be bestowed, the student artists will be satisfied for having been recognized as shooting one (or more) of the year’s best photos. The accolades will be for viewers to determine themselves.

“A Moment In Time” will be on display in the art gallery of the Hayden Memorial Library from Monday, Dec. 10 through Feb. 28. The gallery exhibits are free for students and the public.


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