Stories

IC(Point of)View 2008/3



by Steve Hill '03

It is the last week of July, and on CNN there is video footage showing thousands of Israelites and Jews from countries around the world making a pilgrimage to the Western Wall. The wall itself is stunning: ancient, desert in color, with small specimens of flora creeping out from the cracks in the...

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by Jamie DeGregory Holaday '03

As we drive east through Togo in West Africa, leaving the capital behind, the countryside opens up. Vast coastal plains are tempered with towering mango trees hugging the road. Here and there the beginnings of buildings, or perhaps their ends, stand abandoned. The footprints of the buildings are outlined by...

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by Joe Palmieri '53

I won a Nikon SLR in a sales contest in 1973. Although I have been taking photos since high school days, I really got into "shooting" with the prize Nikon. I shot the photo of my son and his dog at about 6:30 a.m. at Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland. The fog was just beginning to lift, the day was quiet. I did not think that anything would...

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(from a series called "The Only Time I Believed in God Was at Granma's House")

by L’Oréal Reneé Joyce Snell ’04

My sister say I’m going get a bike for my birthday so I act like I don’t know when Mama call me.
Mama say come home cause I was over San and them house and
Mama say she going...

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By Mary Jo Novotny Durand ‘71

"Luncheon" was conceptualized in 2006 and completed in 2008 and depicts a traditional birthday luncheon at which close friends share advice and support. The women, sitting only 8" tall, were a very difficult scale to work on — especially their faces. The tool used most effectively was an orange stick designed for...

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