FotoSeptiembre exhibit promises viewers a journey through time

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“Alamo Parking” taken in 2016. Used with a plastic coca cola can camera that uses 35mm film.  Courtesy

“Alamo Parking” taken in 2016. Used with a plastic coca cola can camera that uses 35mm film. Courtesy Michelle Lorentzen

Other exhibits by Alamo Colleges students and faculty continue.

“Why Am I Here” taken in 2016. Used medium format Holga.Courtesy

“Why Am I Here” taken in 2016. Used medium format Holga camera.Courtesy Jesse Guevara

By Miranda Holden

Two former students and the visual arts program coordinator at this college will open a FotoSeptiembre exhibit of photography 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Freight Gallery & Studios, 1913 S. Flores St.

The opening reception for “Kick it Old School” is free and open to the public.

Viewing hours will be noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct.1.

Fine art graduates Michelle Lorentzen and Jesse Guevara went to visual arts program Coordinator Rebecca Dietz to help curate the show for their first time.

Last year was their first time participating in FotoSeptiembre and exhibiting outside of college.

The show focuses on “old school” methods of photography such as types of film cameras from plastic, toy, pinhole and darkroom techniques.

“We wanted to take an educational approach with the show,” Lorentzen said Thursday.

Dietz helped with the process of putting out a professional call for entries.

Photographers from all over America, including Texas, prepared images of their work for submission.

“One lady actually submitted work from Turkey,” Dietz said Tuesday.

There will be 13 photographers including work from Lorentzen and Guevara.

Various cameras will be on display and have information about various processes artists used to create their work.

Another upcoming FotoSeptiembre exhibit with former faculty and students is “Caras III” curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn at Centro Cultural Aztlan, Suite 3 at 1800 Fredericksburg Road. The opening reception is 6 -9 p.m. Sept. 9.

Viewing hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will stay on display until Oct. 14.

More exhibitions still on display featuring work by former students and faculty include:

  • “This Is What I Know” curated by Melanie Rush Davis and Kemp Davis at Digital Pro Lab, 10103 San Pedro Ave., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 3.
  • “Transplants” curated by Tom Turner at the Palmetto Center For The Arts, Northwest Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison Drive, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. through Oct. 9.
  • “Natural Visions” at San Antonio College –Sinkin EcoCentro, 1802 N. Main Ave., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 30.

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