Third-Year Corcoran Students Showcase Work in ‘Menagerie’

Photography exhibition on view this week at 17th Street building’s White Walls.

Student images from Corcoran's "Menagerie" show.
March 04, 2015
Photography students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design explore memory in “Menagerie,” an exhibition on view at the 17th Street building’s White Walls gallery.
During a class led by Assistant Professor of Photography Margaret Adams, students created work in response to their reading of French literary theorist Roland Barthes’ work “Camera Lucida.” The short book, considered both an inquiry into the essence of photography and a eulogy to the author’s mother, challenged photographers to give audiences a glimpse into their minds, pasts and ever-changing memories.
Ms. Adams explained that the word “menagerie,” by definition, refers to a strange or diverse collection of people or things. It gets to the core of this group show and provides a look into the myriad ways each individual artist approaches their own memory and recollection. The show includes the work of third-year students Miguel Perez, Britney  Segermeister, Elizabeth Shannon, Audrey Melton and Carol Antezana.
“Menagerie” will be on display through March 8.