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Currently on display at the Guerrieri Student Union Art Space "Shallow Sorrows" by Philippa Roberts. Admission is free, but due to COVID-19, the exhibit is not open to the public. For more information, call Jinchul Kim at 410-543-6274.

October 3 - 28, 2021

Exhibits:

Philippa Roberts

Alyssa Earp

Philippa Roberts was born and raised in Jamaica for half of her childhood, and she she discovered her interest in photography after moving to the United States at 13 years old. This interest grew throughout high school and was solidified in her senior year after realizing her passion to document the people and environments around her. After deciding to expand upon her self-taught skills, Philippa enrolled in Salisbury University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program and is now a junior following a Photography Track. Philippa’s work captures the aura that each individual presents to the world, with a focus on their emotions and natural beauty. Her goals after graduation are to have more of her personal work exhibited and to own a photography studio where she can continue to capture the natural beauty of everyone she works with.

Shallow Sorrows

Portraiture is my main focus in photography, as there are multiple stories that can come from just one face. For the majority of my work, I get inspired from simply seeing someone’s face and from the way they present themselves. I would perceive elements, such as color, from their behavior, personality and stories; a whole visual comes to life in my mind from the first glance. Because of this, I seek to highlight those stories, emotions and intimate connections through my photography.

With this motive in mind, a simple setting with just me as the photographer and the subject is an essential part of my process because it allows me to fully encapsulate the emotion and subtle features of the subject behind my camera. Getting to know their experiences and stories in a safe environment provides a close relationship between the subject and me and between the viewer and the photograph; the viewer can then picture themselves in my shoes as if they were present in that moment.

Taking advantage of post-editing is also an important part of my process, as I am able to emphasize characteristics that I really want to draw attention to, not through drastic manipulation but by fine-tuning highlights, shadow and texture so that I can retain the natural scene.

More of my work can be seen on my website: philippas.visuals.com or Instagram: @philippas.visuals

"Still Wave" artwork by Philippa Roberts

Still Wave

 
"Still Wave" artwork by Philippa Roberts

"Serenity" by Philippa Roberts

Serenity

 
"Serenity" by Philippa Roberts

"Seeking" by Philippa Roberts

Seeking

 
"Seeking" by Philippa Roberts

"Composure" by Philippa Roberts

Composure

 
"Composure" by Philippa Roberts

"The Eye" by Philippa Roberts

The Eye

 
"The Eye" by Philippa Roberts