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King University News :: King Student selected for Charlotte Photo Exhibition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – King College photography student Adam Robinson was selected to showcase one of his photographs, one of only 33 art pieces in the 2012 Shutter Photo Exhibition in Charlotte, N.C., a juried student exhibition sponsored by The Art of Light Photo Club at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The exhibition, showcasing innovative, contemporary photography bridging traditional silver-based work with digital processes, will be held at the UNC-Charlotte Student Union Gallery from Jan. 18 – Feb. 7.

It's just absolutely amazing opportunity to be selected to exhibit in Shutter 2012, said Robinson. It's an honor and privilege to represent myself and King College along with all of the other students and universities represented. It's surreal. My work is being shown alongside students work from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif., the Savannah School of Art and Design, University of South Carolina, East Carolina University, Appalachian State, and UNC-Charlotte. It's a great feeling knowing that a great number of people will be able to view my work. Hopefully this event will lead to more networking and friendships in the photo world.

The competition, in its third year, presents thirty-three exemplary images created by undergraduate and graduate students of the southeast region of the United States. Over 800 entries were received and juried by Professor Antonio Martinez of University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale. An additional 30 images were also selected for indefinite feature on The ALPC website.

All of the entries were juried by Antonio Martinez, Assistant Professor of Photography at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Martinez's video and photographic work has been featured both nationally and internationally, and in 2010 was featured in PDN magazine and platestopixels.com.

Robinson, a second semester photography student at King, obtained his bachelor's in business and public administration at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. After graduation, he went on to a successful career with Hibbitt Sports, managing his own store in West Virginia. He left Hibbitt's to come to King to follow his passion for photography. The business degree has been a great compliment to my photography studies, said Robinson. I've been able to use my business skills to network with photographer's as far away as Los Angeles. After I complete my photography degree, I hope to set my base of operations in California.

For more information on King's photography program visit arts.king.edu.