Simpson University Photojournalism Students Display Work

For Immediate Release


Photojournalism Student WorkPhoto by Brad Garrison

REDDING, Calif. - Nearly 20 photos by Simpson University photojournalism students—capturing portraits, sports action, and slices of campus life—are on display in the first-floor hallway of the Owen Student Services Center.

Community members are welcome to stop by to see the gallery.

“I am very proud of these students and the body of work they photographed for this class,” said Brad Garrison, adjunct instructor of photojournalism. “Each week the students received a different assignment to photograph and had two weeks to complete the task.”

The first assignment was to make a fine art photo of something on campus that spoke to the student. The goal was to help students start to see the world around them in a new way and become familiar with elements of light and composition, as well as their cameras, Garrison said.

One of the most challenging assignments was to take a feature photo. “A feature photo is a captured timeless moment that is most often found by chance, thus making the assignment challenging,” Garrison said. “These types of photos are usually published in the newspaper with just a caption and depict a slice of life that we can all relate to.”

The final course project was to do a photo story depicting an aspect of student life. Students submitted at least three images along with an introductory paragraph and captions for each photo.

The photo stories that are on display depict Simpson student workers and a behind-the-scenes look at a vocal performance major preparing for her junior recital.

Gallery photos were taken by the following students: Kendra Kaiserman, Paige Mattson-Boze, Kathryn Miller, Megan Simpson, Amanda Sturdevant, and Christina Vanotterloo.

Simpson University’s photojournalism course is offered through its Communication and Modern Foreign Language Department.

For visitors: Simpson University is located at 2211 College View Drive (map). The Owen Center is most easily accessed from the Shasta View Drive entrance. The Bean Scene coffee shop is also located on the first floor, as is a clothing drop-off donation barrel for the Good News Rescue Mission.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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