"Upside Down" is a Daytona State College (DSC) student curated exhibit on display at the News-Journal Center. Kassandra Ramirez and Rachel Waesche decided on an exhibition theme and then placed a public call for art from DSC students. The two curators wanted to challenge the local pool of photographers and asked for a black and white image that incorporated some sort of reflection. The response from the DSC community was overwhelming.
This project began thanks to the philanthropic efforts of Gary R. Libby. The exhibition currently is on display through spring 2020 in the Gary R. Libby Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.
"The installation is a lot like the second draft of this process," said James Pearson, director of the Southeast Museum of Photography. "As much as you can conceptualize the exhibit beforehand, it's not until the pictures are in the space that you can tell which ones really fit with your theme and how they work together. Some of the photos make it all the way through the framing process, but still don't make the final cut."
The News-Journal Center is open during regular semester hours and by appointment; closed during major holidays and college closures. For more information call (386) 506-3894, or email museum1@DaytonaState.edu.