The Visual Arts Committee opened an exhibit featuring photographer Caroline Allison's works at the University Center in the Concourse Gallery Friday. The exhibit will run for the month of October.
The Central Programming Council is the largest student-run organization on campus with seven sub committees.
The Visual Arts Committee is one of these committees. It brings about four or five visiting artists to campus each year. There is an exhibit each month as well as a summer-long exhibit.
Allison's photography is mainly themed around the outside world. This show has photographs capturing historic places such as Conway Twitty's house to outside sceneries such as a blue sky or sunrise.
"I'm very much inspired by what I find in the real Caroline Allison, photographerworld.I'm very much inspired by what I find in the real world," Allison said.
The project displayed at the UC started from another project called The 50 States.
Last year, Allison did a project called The 50 States that was curated by photographer and art photography curator Stuart Pilkington.
He chose a photographer from each state in the U.S. last year and gave assignments. The assignments consisted of creating images that fit the assignment but also fit the photographer's state.
Allison spends a lot of time at each place to capture what she is looking for.
She shoots her pictures with a four by five view camera which takes about 15 minutes to set up. The pictures are not taken digitally, so people do notice when she takes pictures.
"I like how slow and deliberate that process is," Allison said.
Allison teaches at Watkins College of art, design, and film in Nashville, where she currently resides. She has been teaching there for about four years and also teaches at Sewanee University of the South occasionally.
For more information on Allison and her work, visit http://www.carolineallison.com/