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68° North

A Visual Journey Through the Alaskan Wilderness

Exhibition on view at

The LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts
B-Building, 3rd Floor
30-20 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY

"This trip had a tremendous impact on my desire to see more of the world.”
- Lauren Auerbach

A select group of Commercial Photography students spent July 2016 on a study away experience in the state of Alaska. The group was led by LaGuardia faculty members, Scott Sternbach and Lidiya Kan.

While in Alaska, LaGuardia students studied and explored the environment as well as the effects of climate change on the community. By meeting with local indigenous people, they were able to experience their culture and understand the people’s relationship to their natural surroundings. The entirety of this unique trip was documented by each student through photography and video.

68° North was made possible
with generous support from Chris and Zoe Craymer.

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“This truly was a life-changing experience”
– Pilar Finch
“Learning to adapt to new environments taught me a lot about myself, the strength of the people and the beauty of their land.”
– Allison Minto
“On this trip I have accumulated memories and stories to share for the rest of my life.”
– Enrique Rosas

LaGuardia is the only two-year institution in the City University of New York (CUNY) system to offer an Associate in Applied Sciences degree in photography. The Commercial Photography program gives students access to professional photographic equipment and facilities including a state of the art darkroom, shooting studios and a digital imaging facility.

The study away program gives selected students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in other cultures and have experiences many others only dream of.

The generous support of Chris & Zoe Craymer was instrumental in making the study away trip to Alaska possible.