Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Margaret Dimock, Art History SMP, 2007                Return to SMP archives
Mentor: Dr. Cristin Cash

Through Other Eyes; Gypsies Photographed


Abstract: A photograph is perceived as a testament to the absolute validity of the scene, object, or person as it is presented in that image. The purpose of this thesis is to address the falsehood of this perception. Specifically, it contends that a photographic image can easily convey information, themes, or ideas not present in the physical subject-matter itself. As a means of achieving this goal, this thesis examines photographs of Eastern European and Central Asian Romani peoples or “Gypsies” taken by three individual photographers working in diverse styles and with a myriad of different visions. Through visual and content analysis and utilizing available means of determining the photographers’ intent in creating these images of Gypsies, this thesis will propose a manner of understanding the role that photographs play in supporting or undermining culturally constructed concepts such as the “Gypsy Image."