Portraits: Legacies of War

Portrait“Portraits: Legacies of War” represents a collaboration of students in two Linfield courses during the 2013 spring semester: “Media, War, and Culture,” taught in the Department of Mass Communication by Susan Currie Sivek; and “Digital Color Photography,” taught in the Department of Art and Visual Culture by Cris Moss.

To learn firsthand what soldiers experience during war, students were paired with local veterans to write stories and take photographs. The students applied their skills in photography and journalism while gaining a deeper understanding of veterans’ service and of the effects of war on individuals and communities.

An exhibition of the portraits and writings is currently on display in the Linfield Studio Gallery through May11.
The Linfield Studio Gallery is located in the James Miller Fine Arts Center and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.