Krueger photography showcased
Krueger Middle School photography students attended a luncheon and gallery opening at Rackspace on Thursday, November 29. Students met with Rackspace Photography Club members to view their photographs and discuss their work. Fourteen student photographers had work selected for the gallery featuring architecture, nature, fashion, and macro photography. The Krueger photography exhibit will hang in the Rackspace Art Nook from November - January.
"We have worked very hard on the technical and creative aspects of these pieces, and seeing them hanging in a gallery was a really big accomplishment," said Coral Marquez, eighth grader.
Many of the works hanging were recently honored in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Photo Contest where Krueger took home 10 awards out of almost 8,000 entries.
"It is an exciting opportunity for us to get student work out into the community and receive such a positive reaction," said Brenda Marafioto, photography instructor.
Student photographer Sarah Ramirez not only has two images hanging in the gallery, but also had a photo recently published in the book Best of Texas High School Photography and received two awards from the ATPI contest.
"Rackspace is proud to display the photography from several Krueger Middle School students in our rotating art nook," said Rackspace Hosting Employee Allie Howard. "Rackers have been thoroughly impressed with the level of professional work on display, and many requests have been made concerning the purchase of several prints. We even held a kick-off party with the artists from Krueger and the Rackspace Photography Group. We applaud Krueger in its ability to foster the creativity of these students, and we can’t wait to see what other amazing work they produce!"
"Talking to the Rackspace photography club members was really interesting and gave us insight on how other photographers work," said Garrett Seeger, eighth grader.
Posted on December 7, 2012