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USCB Center for the Arts hosts “One Word Essay – Images that Speak” from Photography Club of Beaufort in January

Photo above: “Swirl” by Suzanne Wolf.

“Resting” by Astrid Fabian
“Resting” by Astrid Fabian

Can one word really tell the story? Can one photo accurately depict the essence of one word? The Photography Club of Beaufort hopes that’s the case. Throughout 2015, members of the Club were asked to select one word and spend the year photographing events, places, landscapes, still life’s or portraits that represent that one word in a single photograph. Photographers chose words like daring, precision, tender, time, serenity…to more unique words like spooning, magoo, discombobulated and even the 1960’s song papa-oom-mow-mow. It certainly will be interesting to see how well these photos illustrate the chosen word.

Local artist Nancy Rhett will judge these photos, putting a large emphasis on creativity as well as technical quality and composition. Over 60 photos will be exhibited at USCB’s Center for the Arts.

The Photography Club also brought this idea into the schools. Beaufort Elementary partnered with the Club and members spent time with the students, taking iPad photographs during the fall semester. These photos, also illustrating one word, will be exhibited along with member entries at USCB. Opening reception is on Friday, January 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through February 5.

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