Pho­tog­ra­phy pro­fes­sors net MAC mini grants

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Two Mis­sis­sippi State Univer­sity fac­ulty mem­bers in the Col­lege of Ar­chi­tec­ture, Art and De­sign re­cently re­ceived grants from the Mis­sis­sippi Arts Com­mis­sion to ex­pand their knowl­edge and pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy.

The univer­sity said in a press re­lease that pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy Marita Gootee and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy Do­minic Lip­pillo each re­ceived $500 mini grants from the Mis­sis­sippi Arts Com­mis­sion this se­mes­ter.

The grants are made pos­si­ble by fund­ing from the Mis­sis­sippi State Leg­is­la­ture and the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Arts.

MAC, es­tab­lished in 1968, is a state agency aimed at sup­port­ing pro­grams to en­hance com­mu­ni­ties; as­sist­ing artists and arts or­ga­ni­za­tions; pro­mot­ing the arts in ed­u­ca­tion and cel­e­brat­ing Mis­sis­sippi’s cul­tural her­itage.

MAC Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Mal­colm White said the state is home to many fa­mous artists and per­form­ers who have set high stan­dards for artis­tic achieve­ment in Mis­sis­sippi.

“Mis­sis­sippi artists tell the story of our state and con­trib­ute to its cul­tural rich­ness,” White said. “The Mis­sis­sippi Arts Com­mis­sion is hon­ored to sup­port their out­stand­ing work.”

Gootee has been teach­ing in MSU’s Depart­ment of Art for more than 30 years and used the funds from her MAC mini grant to at­tend a work­shop in Den­ver, Colorado.

At the work­shop, she learned about the in­stant pho­to­graphic process known as “Wet Plate” un­der the tute­lage of Quinn Ja­cob­son, owner of Stu­dio Q.

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Us­ing a $500 mini grant from the Mis­sis­sippi Arts Com­mis­sion, MSU pro­fes­sor of pho­tog­ra­phy Marita Gootee at­tended a two-day work­shop to learn about the in­stant pho­to­graphic process called Wet Plate. Dur­ing the work­shop, she cre­ated this work, “Horse Mask.”

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