Through Our Lens: Gallery Wall
The cracked finishes and curled edges of my childhood
Growing up, I could stare at my parents’ bedroom wall for hours. Stapled to the unfinished plywood was a collection of photographs from their lives in the U.S., and the ones they had left behind across la frontera many years before. These memories and reminders…
Through Our Lens: Humans of Santa Cruz
Humans of New York is a photoblog that includes a collection of street portraits and interviews of the people of New York City. Photographer Brandon Stanton started the series in November 2010. The blog now has over 17 million followers on Facebook and approximately 8.7…
Through Our Lens: ‘South Central Love’
Long after most students have gone home for the night, Edgar Cruz is hard at work in the art department darkroom, listening to good music and making even better prints. Cruz is a fourth-year art and environmental studies major at UC Santa Cruz who specializes…
Sunsets in Santa Cruz
As you probably noticed, the end of last week had some especially colorful sunsets. I hadn’t tested my new camera on a sunset, so I decided to spend Friday evening in the meadow near the Music Center and Saturday evening at Natural Bridges State Beach. In the short period of time between sundown and dusk, both locations were flooded with a brilliant array of colorful light.
Through Our Lens: The Power of the Student Voice
As an exchange student from South Africa, I find it interesting to compare the student voice at UCSC with my experiences back home. The similarities are uncanny — there is unquestionable power in the student voice through its conviction, dynamism and (sometimes naïve) optimism. After spending one day at the Practical Activism Conference at UCSC earlier this quarter, I can see these qualities applied to both the students of Cape Town and Santa Cruz.