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Jay McCabe May 01, 2010 0 comments

Susannah Benjamin
Greenwich Academy
Greenwich, Connecticut

Dreams
A junior at Greenwich Academy, Susannah terms herself a“conceptual surrealist photographer” who is inspired by the faces of her subjects and their possibilities as characters in her dreamlike storytelling—or story suggesting—scenarios.
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Jay McCabe Feb 01, 2010 0 comments

Susannah Kay
Analy High School
Sebastopol, California

Balance
It was a teacher’s initiative that propelled Susannah’s photography. Two years ago, as a sophomore, she took a basic photo course. “My teacher [Sally Briggs] was submitting my work to competitions,” Susannah says. “One day I got a call that I’d won this...

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Jay McCabe Nov 01, 2009 0 comments

Tyler Cacek
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Life Lessons
A freshman at Western Kentucky University, Tyler comes to his photojournalism studies with a head start. He spent the past summer in Africa, part of the time in Uganda as a volunteer for the HALO (Helping Art Liberate Orphans) Foundation, implementing a program he’d...

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Jay McCabe Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

Chloe Myers
Columbia High School
Nampa, Idaho

After Image
Chloe was two weeks from graduation when we spoke and is now at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she’s majoring in visual communication design with an emphasis in photography.
Several of the photos here were taken for “broad category” assignments at...

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Jay McCabe Aug 01, 2009 0 comments

Emily Schwartz
Lake Highland Preparatory School
Orlando, Florida

Potential
Emily was a week away from graduating from Lake Highland when we spoke in mid-May. With an interest in both art and photography—she took a painting and drawing class at the Parsons School of Design in New York last year—she’ll be attending the University of...

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Jay McCabe Jul 01, 2009 0 comments

Erik Anderson
Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

All Things Considered
What’s surprising is that formal photographic studies are still in Erik’s future. He began taking photographs less than a year ago. “My dad’s a stringer for the Post Journal in northern Illinois,” Erik says. “He shoots a lot of sports teams...

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Jay McCabe Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Carly Cassara
Souderton Area High School
Souderton, Pennsylvania

Sight Lines
Access is everything if you want to do the kind of performance photography Carly loves to do, and her approach to securing a position at the front of the stage is direct: “I usually e-mail the band’s publicist or manager, or one of the band members and see if they...

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Jay McCabe May 01, 2009 0 comments

Jimmy Hickey
Central Catholic High School
Portland, Oregon

Field Test
Jimmy is a senior at the school, and although he’s taken photo classes, he says that he’s learned almost all of what he knows “through trial and error as well as help from other, more established photographers.”

It was sports that turned his...

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Jay McCabe Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

Grant Westhoff
Edwardsville High School
Edwardsville, Illinois

Assignments
Let’s see…sports, politics, music, senior portraits. No surprise, as Grant Westhoff, a senior at Edwardsville High School, is on the staff of the school yearbook, freelances for a local newspaper, and photographs for the school district.

On his own...

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Jay McCabe Mar 01, 2009 0 comments

Nick Burden
Mountain Vista High School
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Journeys
A junior at Mountain Vista, Nick’s photography has received awards from Nature’s Best Photography for Kids magazine and the North American Nature Photography Association. His interest in photography stems from his father, a professional photographer. He remembers...

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Jay McCabe Feb 01, 2009 0 comments

Jonathan Shertok
Nicolet High School
Glendale, Wisconsin

Interaction
Now in his senior year at Nicolet, Jonathan has taken all the photo courses the school offers and has added to his studies a photo class at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Last year he took three independent study courses—“I was literally teaching myself,”...

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Jay McCabe Dec 01, 2008 0 comments

Sean Fryxell
John Jay High School
Hopewell Junction, New York

After Dark
Sean, who graduated from John Jay in June, has applied to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, but at the time we spoke hadn’t made a decision. His studies are likely to involve a mix of...

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Jay McCabe Oct 01, 2008 0 comments

Daniel Tückmantel
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

Preparations
Daniel is a senior at the university, majoring in commercial photography. "I work mostly in the studio and love to involve complex postproduction in my images," he says. "I like preplanning the production, planning how the montage will work, then...

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Jay McCabe Sep 01, 2008 0 comments

Sean Lamoureux
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Manchester, New Hampshire

Interiors
Although Sean, a senior in the four-year BFA program, is well versed in digital photography--his work/study efforts call for him to photograph with a D-SLR--the images here were taken with a 4x5, a camera that's not only a part of his...

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Jay McCabe Aug 01, 2008 0 comments

Chris White
Hillsborough High School
Hillsborough, New Jersey

Eyes On The Prize
Chris, who is 16, took his first photographs with a disposable camera his dad gave him
when he was 8, but he counts the last three years as the time of more serious efforts, mostly with a Fuji FinePix S5200.

Photography is in the family...