One major way for students to arrive at SMC is the Metro Expo Line. The 3 westernmost stops on the Expo Line are the Santa Monica Pier, 17th Street – SMC Main Campus, and 26th Street / Bergamot Station – SMC CMD Campus. From there the Expo Line heads East towards its current end at […]
I’ve contacted the SMC Dance Department about working on a Photo Story (or stories) with them. A choreographer & dancers developing a piece and finally bringing it to the Broad Stage at SMC-PAC. Or profiling a student or faculty choreographer/dancer and the path of their career journey. I’ve received a positive response from 2 SMC […]
In 1973, with my newly minted high school diploma in hand, I enrolled in my first college class: Journalism 1, News Writing, with Marvin Jacobson at East LA College. This semester, a mere 46 years later, I’ve enrolled in Journalism 22, Photography for Publication, with Gerard Burkhart here at SMC. In 1973 Journalism struck me […]
Starting last year, Santa Monica has been inundated by eScooters. They’re easy to use and discard for Millennials on the go. But who takes care of them? Who picks them up from their many random destinations? Who recharges them for the next day? This piece would profile some of the "Scooter Keepers" in Santa Monica.
Last year and this year eScooters have invaded Santa Monica in a massive way. They’re fun, friendly, and easy ways to get around Santa Monica. But as renters, users often take little interest in the health and maintenance of eScooters. They get bashed and kicked on a regular basis. Walking down Santa Monica Blvd today […]
The Independent Film Spirit Awards are happening in a giant tent at the Santa Monica Pier this Saturday. from the website: In keeping with its Los Angeles roots, the Spirit Awards takes place each year in a beachfront tent next to the world famous Santa Monica Pier. 2019 marks the show’s 34th year and it […]
Each of us has an Identity of many components: gender identification, sexual orientation, political ideology, age, ethnicity, ableness, religion, geeky obsessions, and more. Who we share aspects of our identity with should be a personal choice. Our information should be private by default, and public when we choose. Privacy is essential. However, in this opinion […]
Photo Story documenting SMC Students with "fashion color" hair. Each student would be asked a series of questions such as how they choose their color, if they have it done at a salon or do it themselves, and so on.
As part of SMC Associates Spring 2019 Lecture Series: Black History Series: Dana Johnson reading In the Not Quite Dark and Other Stories Author Dana Johnson reads selections from her short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. An English professor and director of the Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program at USC, Johnson […]
Main campus is holding "African American Day" on Thursday 21 Feb at 11:15 am. I heard it announced at the end of a welcome event on campus today (Tuesday). The event will include speakers, music, and food.
Photography of people in the rain on main campus.
SMC Students, faculty & staff are bombarded by thousands of visual images every day. Many of these images are manufactured, fictional images. Be it the hair, makeup & Photoshop of the Fashion & Beauty industries, or the careful curation of our friends’ foodstagrams, manufactured images and curated lives distort the reality of how we actually […]