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MCCC Professor Michael Chovan-Dalton Is Selected as Juror for 'RAW 2018,' Stockton University’s Fifth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

6/12/18


West Windsor, N.J. – Michael Chovan-Dalton, Professor of Photography and Coordinator of Photography and Digital Imaging at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), has been selected as the juror for "RAW 2018," a photography competition to be presented at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City.This is the university’s fifth annual photo exhibition.

"I was honored to be selected as juror for this show," Chovan-Dalton said. "The Noyes Museum and Gallery spaces are an incredible resource for New Jersey. Their mission of providing space for art and culture in southern New Jersey is the same as the mission of the JKC Gallery and MCCC to be part of a growing Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) District in Trenton."

The theme for this year's exhibition is "Light and Shadow: Form, Metaphor, and Culture.” Photographers may define this theme as the formal use of light in photography, as a metaphor (personal, spiritual, psychological, etc.), or as a representation of cultural concerns (social and political).

Chovan-Dalton is the director and curator of MCCC’s James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG), which is located in Trenton Hall at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton. Since 2016, the gallery has hosted numerous shows featuring both local and nationally known photographers.

Chovan-Dalton is also the creator of the podcast the Real Photo Show (www.realphotoshow.com). The latest interview, Chovan-Dalton’s 69th, aired June 7 with photographer Aaron Berger. An episode of the podcast featuring the Juror’s Choice recipient and representatives of the Noyes Museum will be recorded during the opening reception of the show.

He notes that the podcasts are beneficial for anyone interested in photography, both amateurs and professionals. "They feature wide-ranging discussions about photographers’ origins and influences, their teaching and writing, their exhibitions, their use of technology, and virtually anything else that may come up in conversation,” Chovan-Dalton said, adding that the show has enhanced the learning experience of his photography students. To listen to episodes from the podcast, click here.

Chovan-Dalton was awarded a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA from Columbia University.

The top images for the Stockton University exhibit will be on view from September 28, 2018 through January 26, 2019 at the Noyes Arts Garage, a gallery of Stockton University, located at 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ. The deadline for submissions is July 13, with jurying to take place the week of July 30. The show includes three top prizes. Images may use any photographic process (analog, digital, mixed media) and have been produced within the last 3 years. Photographers must be 18 or older to submit work. Submission details are available here.

Photography-Digital Imaging Program

James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG)

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