A new photography exhibit displaying the work of Brunswick High School students debuted at the Merrymeeting Plaza on Friday night.
The collection stemmed from a photography class that was taught by art educator Jennie Driscoll and was sponsored through a grant from the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Arts Commission. The class worked alongside a visiting artist from Portland.
The exhibit is hosted by Brunswick Public Arts in a space provided by the Merrymeeting Plaza and WS Development. The installation is called “How We See Now: New Dimensions of Photography.”
According to Driscoll, through various assignments the class focused on making images that push the boundaries of perception and photography, allowing to students to visualize new realities through their work.
For example, in one project students took images and cut them up to recreate sculptures and then re-photographed them while working with lighting.