Check out the blog that was voted to be the best photo blog by The Maryland Outstanding Blog Awards (Mobbies)

     In this day and age being a successful photographer is not just about taking pictures and creating art. It is also about connecting with your audience through galleries, shows and especially social media. Kaitlin has become a master at this so check her blog out and see how she has achieved such popularity. She has managed to connect to a large audience who not only love her photographs but follow her musings and insights on this diverse medium.

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This little gem began two years ago for a class project – Stacy Spaulding’s digital publishing class to be exact. The project was simple: pick a subject area you like and blog about it all semester long. The point of the project was to teach us how to establish an internet presence by branding ourselves through content, media, keywording, hash tagging and creating original posts that all stayed within our specific niche. Our assignments varied by the week; sometimes we would have to reach a certain follower count, obtain a certain number of views, post a Q&A, post a how-to, post a video, etc. The assignments built upon each other so towards the end of the semester we had a pretty spiffy looking blog with a variety of posts.

I got super into mine. Like, really, really, into it. I started it in August of 2012 and by November of that same year I was nominated for a Mobbie Award (Maryland Outstanding Blog) and actually won the category for Best New Blog and came in third for Best Photo Blog. Fast forward two years, I’m still here and on my way to two-hundred followers, almost one-hundred thousand views, almost one-thousand comments and read in almost every country around the globe. I have met so many awesome people through this blog! I love conversing with each and every one of you and I appreciate the feedback and insight more than you’ll ever know. YOU are the one that has brought my blog to where it is today!

It’s crazy how something as small as a school project can turn into something huge. After winning the Mobbie in 2012, a reporter from the Baltimore Sun reached out to me to do an interview and feature piece on my artwork with film photography. I was going to be featured in a full page, full color article in the Sunday paper! Upon wrapping the interview, she asked me if I had any questions and I mentioned that I had been trying to get a photo internship with the BSun for ages. She said she would personally let that be known and the rest is kind of history since I became their photo intern that following fall and went right into a freelance contract when it ended. If you wanted to know how I started shooting for the Sun, there you go.

 

MICA students now have access to the digital archive of Aesthetica: The Art and Culture Magazine.

The digital archive is designed for registered university, college and school subscribers to access our study area, as well as the current and back issues of Aesthetica Magazine in a digital format.

Ideal for intranet, blackboard and moodle systems.

Select the log-in button and input your username and password.

Please see your library staff for a username and password.

MICA’s user name is MICA and the password is aesthetica

This is a great National Photography Association with an amazing Baltimore chapter!

Check out this great piece “Undying Homoeroticism in Wrestling” by current MICA student, Ben McNutt for Vice Magazine!

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Ben McNutt is a Baltimore-based artist who is engaged in an intensive study of his perspective on images of wrestling. His work combines depictions of wrestling throughout history with his own unique aesthetic. Below, you’ll find an essay comprised of photos and words that he made for VICE, titled“Undying Homoeroticism in Wrestling.” 

These images depict men wrestling alongside men.

These images depict men wrestling alongside men.

These men wear tight-fitting singlets, garments, or nothing at all.

These men wear tight-fitting singlets, garments, or nothing at all.

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They fall, roll, dip, and jump onto the ground, which acts as a platform for each wrestler to pin their opponent against.

They fall, roll, dip, and jump onto the ground, which acts as a platform for each wrestler to pin their opponent against.

They grab, touch, pull, and push one another.

They grab, touch, pull, and push one another.

These men are physically strong.

These men are physically strong.

Their muscles are on display for their opponents and viewers alike.

Their muscles are on display for their opponents and viewers alike.

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Neither member appears to have boundaries on where they will and won't go in order to gain dominance.

Neither member appears to have boundaries on where they will and won’t go in order to gain dominance.

Their bodies are pushed up against one another as hard as they will go.

Their bodies are pushed up against one another as hard as they will go.wrestling-is-gay-body-image-1415832437

They use their strength to exert control over their opponents' bodies.

They use their strength to exert control over their opponents’ bodies.

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Sweat drips onto the floor, themselves, and one another.

Sweat drips onto the floor, themselves, and one another.

Each limb is entangled around another. Their arms are wrapped around thighs, biceps, and stomachs.

Each limb is entangled around another. Their arms are wrapped around thighs, biceps, and stomachs.

The pace is fast and forceful. In a split second, anything can change.

The pace is fast and forceful. In a split second, anything can change.

Their hands grasp onto the other's body as tight as their strength will allow.

Their hands grasp onto the other’s body as tight as their strength will allow.

If they do wear clothing, it is tight against their torsos, chest, and thighs, revealing the shapes of their often muscular bodies.

If they do wear clothing, it is tight against their torsos, chest, and thighs, revealing the shapes of their often muscular bodies.

Their hands grasp onto the other's body as tight as their strength will allow.

One wins and one looses

The landscape in contemporary photography: From the sublime to the ridiculous at Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium Wednesday 19 November 2014, 18.30 – 20.30

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This panel brings together international photographers and curators working in landscape photography to discuss how landscape is portrayed in contemporary photography, from the creation of images that document man-made changes to our environment, to imagining worlds and views that range from the sublime, to the terrifying and ridiculous.

Landscape is one of the richest and most enduring genres in photography, and is still of primary concern to many photographers the world over. From the few still truly remote places on earth to the deeply scarred sites of our voracious industrial activity, photographers are busy exploring, documenting and critiquing the increasingly man-made environment in which we all inhabit.

Speakers are Thomas Struth, Penelope Umbrico, Massimo Vitali and Lauren Marsolier and Mishka Henner. The panel is chaired by William Ewing, Director of Curatorial Projects at Thames & Hudson.

Are you interested in finding an internship for the spring semester? Need some assistance? We’re here to help!

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Meet with a PCA!
Our Peer Career Advisors have office hours throughout the week and can discuss search strategies with you, or review your application materials! Call or stop by the office to schedule a PCA appointment.
Attend the How to Find an Internship Workshop
Thursdays at 3:15 PM
Career Development Office, Gateway 200
Every Thursday one of our PCAs leads a workshop to help students get started in their internship search.
Discuss Your Options with a Career Counselor
Start researching and identifying internship opportunities of interest to you. When you have more specific questions you can meet with a Career Counselor during Drop-In Hours or during a scheduled appointment to discuss networking etiquette, practice your interviewing skills, and more.
Attend an Internship Orientation
Fridays at 4:00 PM
Career Development Office, Gateway 200
If you’re interested in completing an internship for credit this spring, be sure to attend the mandatory Internship Orientation before you start. Get a head start for the spring and come to the Orientation before the semester ends!

Check out this great interview with Michael Horsley!

“From 1984 to 1994 photographer Michael Horsley walked the streets of Washington, D.C., photographing the unseen and vanishing moments at a time when many inner-city neighborhoods still showed the effects of the 1968 riots. These images were tucked away in his private collection for almost 25 years until he published them on Flickr in 2010.

Horsley’s Hidden Washington, D.C. collection (check it out on Flickr!) is a rare neighborhood-oriented photo archive of the nation’s capital during the 1980s. In some cases, the physical landscape is almost unrecognizable today. In others, the scene is nearly the same now as it was then. Many of the photos are featured in WETA Television’s new documentary, Washington in the ’80s.

We recently chatted with Horsley about his experiences taking the photos and his reflections on the changes he has witnessed in the years since.”

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