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Department of Cinema and Photography

We offer an interdisciplinary media arts education that leaps off the still and moving image to engage fully with contemporary arts and media practices. We believe in a rigorous education whose goal is to produce critically aware, historically grounded, globally conscious, and skilled media makers who are unafraid of independent thinking and new media technologies, and seek to make meaningful and powerful interventions in the world.  

Why Now?

This is an exciting time to explore the still and moving image as a springboard to developing your expressive voice, creative vision, and a way to make a difference in the world we live in. The aesthetic, social, political, and economic importance of the photographic image and the cinematic experience in our lives is undeniable. It traverses billboards, television sets, computer screens, printed pages, and mobile phones; arts practices that cross theater, performance and sound; and industries and profesisons, that include media, arts, community development, advertising, and marketing.  Our faculty and students work in still photogrpahy, film, video, computational arts, animation, screenwriting, performance, and installation.

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C&P Happenings

Mario Contreras’ (BA, 2004)’ film, a personal and political history of immigration rights, My Father’s Knee may be seen here:  http://gozamos.com/2017/02/my-fathers-knee-a-documentary/

Photogenesis is proud to host Tom Guthrie as Visiting Artist and juror for Lux Guthrie's presentation, Virutal Beth and the Missing Piece is scheduled on March 30th from 4-5:15 PM in the Soundstage (Communication 1116)

The Richard Blumenberg Screenwriting Award is calling for submissions.  Our alum jurors this year are Milcho Manchevski and Elisa Herrman. Deadline for submissions March 20, 2017.  For details contact: rwrowley@siu.edu

The Little Muddy's call is out for student work in film, video, photography.  Deadline for submission is March 29th and the screening will be on April 7th, 6:30 PM at the Guyon.

Making History: Art, Politics, and the Carbondale Women's MarchCP 470B: Art and Activism class is preparing an exhibit and screening of photographs, signs, and stories to document and understand the experience of the march and why people joined the march.

The Annual Department of Cinema and Photography Exhibit (students, staff and faculty) returns to the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL. Organized thematically around “Small Town,” the Exhbit will run from February 18-April 30, 2017.  Public Reception: February 20th, 6:30 PM.

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