Back when I was considering Tufts as a potential school, the tour guides and admission folks were keen on selling us prospective students on P.T. Barnum’s involvement with the establishment of the University back in the mid-19th century. But, it wasn’t until last month, however, that I got to pick up a circus-related Tufts photo assignment. You’d think with a name like the Jumbos, there’d be jugglers and trapeze artists around every corner, right? Well, not quite.
But if you had stumbled into my makeshift studio in the Crane room in early December, you might have thought different. Take a look at this particular group of graduate students, whom I photographed for a Tufts E-News piece showcasing their talents. Their general philosophies, borrowing from their various skills, incorporate traditional circus performance and concepts into their particular field of study.
Pretty cool stuff, and as you can see from the photos, they’d do P.T. Barnum proud.
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Much thanks to Jen Agans, Tracy McAskill, Suzanne Rappaport, Jeremy Warren and Christina Zagarino for doing all the hard work!
After Wednesday’s blizzard — or Snowpocalypse 2011 as some are calling it — and almost 2 feet of snow later, the Medford/Somerville campus was a literal winter wonderland. Too bad students are still a week away from returning to enjoy (?) it as the rest of us spend our days digging out from the 20-foot snowbanks and endless snow drift. But still, that doesn’t mean we’re complaining over here in Tufts Photography, because we get to play outside in it, too.
Here’s a gallery of images from a “snowfari” as we trekked into the frozen tundra of campus the day after the storm — Three different looks from three photographers. Click anything you like to get a bigger look or go to “Full Screen” by clicking the expand button on the lower right of the gallery.
With classes being out, I took advantage of what little downtime we’ll have before the spring semester starts and cruised over to Cousens to check out some women’s basketball action as the Jumbos took on the Regis Pride. Regis kept things close in the first half, but couldn’t hang on as Tufts rounded out the night with a 58-47 win, improving to 9-1 as they head into the NESCAC season next Friday.
With the end of the year approaching, we here at Tufts University Photography are taking the time to pull aside our favorites of 2010. Over the course of the next few days, you’ll see a selection of images starting here, with myself, Associate Director of Photography Alonso Nichols and Photo Researcher Emily Zilm.
Granted, I’ve only been at Tufts for about four months, so my selection isn’t going to be nearly as extensive as, say, Alonso’s, but have a look at some of my more memorable pictures of 2010, in chronological order:
After a brief hiatus from the blogosphere, the Tufts University Photography Blog is back with a snazzy new redesign, along with a mess of really cool tools that will let you see and share the best of what we do.