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Michael Peres: "
Re-Envisioning the Classroom using Extracurricular Projects"

Sponsored by Profoto US

Friday, March 10 - 1:45PM to 2:45PM
Orlando IV

The RIT Big Shot: Celebrating 30 years of Painting with Light

The teaching of photography in this era – because of changing technology – continues to provide a tsunami of change to the field of higher education but also presents great opportunities. The classroom should not be viewed as a physical space and experiential and discovery learning can be important elements in the classroom. Unique classes are fertile places to try assignments that can immerse students in problem solving, thinking, planning, and executing solutions that require professional practices needed for success. The RIT Big Shot – started in 1987 as an extracurricular assignment to build community has exceeded everyone’s wildest imaginations traveling the US and globe. Subjects of the large community photographic art project have included the King’s Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian, The Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum, as well as AT & T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) and Churchill Downs. This presentation will discuss the ins and outs of the RIT Big Shot sharing many stories from the now 32 projects.


Michael Peres
Michael Peres


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