Photography Students Featured in “Best College Photography 2012”

Three Trinity photography students recently had their photos published in “Best College Photography 2012,” a book distributed worldwide to college libraries and to instructors of photography, and art and design.

Annalise Flier ’12 of Lowell, Michigan; Steve Martinez ’13 Chicago, Illinois; and Michael Hume ’13 of Evergreen Park, Illinois, entered their photos in Photographer’s Forum 32nd Annual College Photography Contest. From nearly 14,000 entries from around the world, the three were chosen as finalists.

The photos submitted were projects for a photography class taught by Assistant Professor of Art and Design Ellen Browning, who encourages student to enter the contest each year.

Flier, who is minoring in photography, was glad to be recognized outside of the classroom for her photo, “Oranges.”

“There is a big difference between achieving success in the classroom and achieving success in the art world,” Flier said. “I am constantly taking more photos, and I find this is the best way to continue expanding my technical abilities as well as my understanding of my photographic style.”

Hume expressed appreciation for what he learned in Browning’s class to help him with his entry, “Tattoo.”

“In class, I gained a wide variety of knowledge behind lighting and what makes a good composition,” said Hume. “If the light source had been anywhere else, then the photo would be less successful.”

See the winning images below:

Oranges, Annalise Flier


Tattoo, Michael Hume


Sleeping roommate, Steven Martinez