Visual Memoirs - A Celebration of Photography by Hokies

Last week we visited a photography exhibition collecting works by current and former Virginia Tech students headed by our own team member, Cat Piper.

This was all about making a community for photographers; I wanted to have a yearly exhibition where we as a community came together and celebrated photography. Photography has become this medium where it can be done without thought; a quick snap of the iPhone and it’s proclaimed as “photography.” I wanted to bring it back to the roots, without digital screens but to see a photo printed on paper, to take time to appreciate the photograph.

by Weiqi Yuan (@suchiham)

by Weiqi Yuan (@suchiham)

by Amber Baden-Lopes (@amber_kbl)

by Amber Baden-Lopes (@amber_kbl)

by Billy Clarke (@bclarke007

by Billy Clarke (@bclarke007

by Geo Min (@geomin76)

by Geo Min (@geomin76)

by James Fune (@funeforthought)

by James Fune (@funeforthought)

by Sue Jung (@sueejung)

by Sue Jung (@sueejung)

by Kaila Nathaniel (@kaila.nathaniel)

by Kaila Nathaniel (@kaila.nathaniel)

by Tayo Oladele (@tayo_oladele)

by Tayo Oladele (@tayo_oladele)

by Zack Wajgras (@zjwaze)

by Zack Wajgras (@zjwaze)

Tyler Park (@pylertark)

Tyler Park (@pylertark)

by Cat Piper (@catpipes)

by Cat Piper (@catpipes)

by Richard Randolph (@capitolcaptures)

by Richard Randolph (@capitolcaptures)

I’ve always talked about how cool it would be to have my work along with others in a gallery, but it was all just talk until this year. This summer I decided I would plan a gallery that showcased all the diverse talent in Blacksburg. The idea went through many iterations, and at first it was primarily myself making all the decisions. However, soon after both Jun Yu and Jake Sells volunteered to help me plan. From then on we started working as a unit, which helped tremendously. I’m hoping to make this a yearly event where we feature more and more photographers and begin to carve our place out in Blacksburg.

by Austin Scherbarth (@ascherby)

by Austin Scherbarth (@ascherby)

by Jake Sells (@thejakesells)

by Jake Sells (@thejakesells)

by Gogo Zhu (@gogochoo)

by Gogo Zhu (@gogochoo)

by James Shackleford (@jamesthe_fifth)

by James Shackleford (@jamesthe_fifth)

by Jason Hall (@visualconscious)

by Jason Hall (@visualconscious)

by Loren Skinker (@loloskinks)

by Loren Skinker (@loloskinks)

by Calvin Tran (@calvintranman)

by Calvin Tran (@calvintranman)

by Armahn Rassuli (@armahn)

by Armahn Rassuli (@armahn)

by Chris Tucker (@the_n0torious_c.r.t)

by Chris Tucker (@the_n0torious_c.r.t)

by Tobin Foster Weiseman (@tweiseman)

by Tobin Foster Weiseman (@tweiseman)

by Helen Westerman (@heleneasterman)

by Helen Westerman (@heleneasterman)

by Jun Yu (@junyu.us)

by Jun Yu (@junyu.us)

Written by Cat Piper

Photography taken from Visual Memoirs