Image credits (details) from L-R: Rachel Demy, Gwen Emminger, Andy Holton, Janet Politte, Matthew Ragen

2022 Thesis Exhibition:

Rachel Demy, Gwendolyn Emminger, Andy Holton, Janet Politte, and Matthew Ragen

On view: June 25 – August 11, 2022

PUBLIC RECEPTION & GRADUATION
Saturday, June 25, 4-6 PM

STUDENT PANEL CONVERSATION
Thursday, July 28, 6PM

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to present our 2022 Thesis Exhibition, celebrating this year’s graduates of the Certificate Program: Rachel Demy, Gwendolyn Emminger, Andy Holton, Janet Politte, and Matthew Ragen. This exhibition marks not only the culmination of the 53-credit program and presentation of a year-long project for these individuals but introduces a new generation of Northwest artists.

The PCNW Certificate Program offers a technically and creatively demanding curriculum, and the program provides instruction on par with post-baccalaureate programs in photography. During their studies, students develop their own style of photography and grow in their ability to understand, appreciate, produce and critique photographic works.

Join us for their graduation reception Saturday, June 25th, 4-6pm, and a student panel discussion Thursday, July 28th at 6 pm. This exhibit is on view June 25-August 11, 2022.


Rachel Demy
House Riddled

Today is a sunny day, and sometimes I hate sunny days because my mother always says, “Go outside and enjoy the sun.”


Gwendolyn Emminger
She Comes and She Goes

I can be trusted with the past, sometimes.


Andy Holton
EYE, INTERNET

Welcome to my neighborhood, nestled within the vast visual landscape of the internet. I spend my days here, surrounded by the images that both reflect and seduce me. Please enjoy your stay, and I hope you visit again.


Janet Politte
Pandora’s Box

My series “Pandora’s Box” explores the distorted perception and altered reality of those afflicted with major clinical depression. The emotional is only the surface. I hope this work reflects, if only in part, its other dimensions.


Matthew Ragen
Blue On My Mind

I learned a family secret from my grandfather when I was 25 – something that even my mother did not know. This series of deep blue cyanotype images is a visual metaphor for secrets that remain hidden behind a deep blue calming veil of cracks, shifting pigments and deconstructed photographs.

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