SCC’s President’s Lecture Series Announces Its Next Installment: “Photography, Social Media, and Our Digital Culture” on Dec. 4

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Marian Howard, an artist and educator who will be delivering the next installment of the SCC President’s Lecture Series. (Photo courtesy of Salem Community College)

CARNEYS POINT, N.J. — Fine art photographer and educator Marian Howard will present the next installment of the Salem Community College President’s Lecture Series, titled: Photography, Social Media, and Our Digital Culture. The talk will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, at Salem Community College located at 460 Hollywood Ave. in Carneys Point, N.J.

Howard will address in her discussion the history of social media, the influence of photography on social media and vice versa, along with tips on how to take better smartphone pictures, worthwhile photo-editing apps, and popular image-sharing apps. The one-hour program will uncover that mobile photography is much more than just “taking pictures with your cell phone.”

In 2014, Howard received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware. Since then, she has taught introductory photography courses at Salem Community College, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Saint Joseph’s University — where she received an award from the adjunct faculty development fund in 2016. Her personal photography work has been exhibited nationally in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Vermont, Delaware, and Ohio.

Howard’s artwork explores the medium of photography in all of its iterations. Her ongoing series, The Story of Us, is a visual record of the world we live in. It is described as the story of human interaction told by the traces that have been left behind. This work explores the realm of mobile photography from the creation of images on an iPhone 7 through to their dissemination on Instagram. Her intention is to engage, evaluate, and elevate what it means to be human within the context of our digital culture. You can follow her work on Instagram @marianstaz.

Guests should park in Lot D. For more information, call (856) 351-2602 or email bclark@salemcc.edu.



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