Last Thursday saw the fruition of a semester’s worth of work through “Hannibal Square: an archive,” a student photography exhibition in the Cornell Fine Arts Center. The junior photographers were all members of Spring 2016’s rFLA course, Intro to Photography, taught by professor Dawn Roe.
For this exhibition, Tars took their cameras off campus and down the street to Hannibal Square, a microcosm on New England Avenue. The historically African-American neighborhood has been pivotal in contributing to Winter Park’s growth.
The class spent a lot of time preparing for this assignment, journeying down into Olin Library’s archives, immersing themselves in the their city’s history. The next step was to venture out into the cobbled streets to better understand the atmosphere, and then—of course—start clicking the shutter button.
Their lenses capture what is evident, yet what passerby do not often pause and take in: the intimacies of quotidian life.