January 8, 2021 WCC Marketing

INSPIRE: WCC Photographer Speaker Series

 We'll be back in fall 2021 and will keep everyone posted regarding details related to programming. Stay inspired!

INSPIRE offers an online space for WCC photography students to connect with each other, engage in professional development opportunities, and network with alumni and the broader creative community. Join us this semester as we feature four speakers, all current students and/or WCC alumni. The series meets once a month on Wednesdays @ 7pm and is facilitated by WCC Photography graduate, Stephanie Prechter.

Email Stephanie Prechter at [email protected]

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

photographer looking into digital camera

February 17, 2021

Cynthia Ellis

Cynthia grew up in Detroit and was intrigued by photography at a young age. She lives in Ann Arbor and earned a certificate in Photographic Imaging in 2020. She is also an alumnus of Michigan State University. Cynthia enjoys capturing the essence of people who help make difference in their communities. She works at the University of Michigan and her future plans include travel projects.

Buffalo Soldiers exhibit

January 27, 2021

Jared Haas

After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University, Jared moved to Ann Arbor, MI to follow his passion for photography. His focus is street style photography with an emphasis on film work, mostly medium and large format based. In addition to working with CameraMall, Jared is currently pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning at Wayne State University in Detroit.

View a recording of the INSPIRE session

March 24, 2021

John Dykstra

John Dykstra is a conceptual photographer who utilizes practical effects, such as anamorphic illusions and light painting, to create surreal photographs in without digital compositing or Photoshop manipulation.


April 28, 2021

Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark sees photography as the art of paying attention through creativity and connection. A lifelong learner, she enrolled in her first WCC photography class after recovering from a traumatic health event. Viewing photography as her spiritual healing practice, she loves to create in collaborative and meditative spaces. She has enjoyed opportunities to learn and grow through the WCC photography program, including the In Transit Ann Arbor Art Center exhibition and volunteering with the Life Images portrait project with the UM Cancer Center. Most recently, she has experimented with small film and polaroid projects as she witnesses life during the pandemic.