BPCC’s Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) and Learning Commons Library is excited to reveal its brand-new trainee photography display for the spring semester.
Life Through My Lens is a captivating exhibit by trainee artist Rahel Aksam. Aksam is a breathing treatment major at BPCC and self-declared street professional photographer, meaning she takes “photos of people and cities.”
“My motivation originates from crowded cities and the feelings of people,” Aksam states. “I do not enjoy attempting to take best images, since absolutely nothing is best in street photography. The liberty to picture anything helps me to feel more inspired and be able to catch beautiful minutes.”
Lily Thompson, Assistant Professor and part-time gallery planner at BPCC, thinks that although Aksam is mostly self-taught, her pictures have artistic compositions that are excellent in the method they record the vibrancy of city living.
“Her close-up pictures, such as I SEE YOU, draw the viewer in and allow them to witness the human connection in between strangers. Aksam plainly enjoys engaging with her topics through her camera lens, making the scenes even more relatable.”
Aksam’s photos are on display screen till May 8th in BPCC’s Knowing Commons Library, located at BPCC’s Bossier school inside the John R. McConathy Administration Building (first flooring). A reception will be hung on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 12:30 -2 pm in front of the Knowing Commons Library. The exhibit can be seen throughout company hours as follows:
– Mondays– Thursdays from 7am– 8pm
– Fridays from 7am– 4:30 pm