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.
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.