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Student Photography Exhibition Will Open 2011-12 Gallery Season at CCC


“Flâneur: A Photographic Exhibition,” a show of works that were created by 11 Camden County College students to explore the role of photographer as both observer and participant, will open the Marlin Gallery’s 2011-12 season on Sept. 7. This is CCC’s 45th year of presenting pieces by student, faculty and guest artists on campus.


An artists’ reception for “Flâneur” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28. The show will continue through Sept. 30.


“Flâneur” is French for “wanderer” or “stroller.” Author Susan Sontag defined the word in artistic terms in her 1977 essay collection On Photography: “The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world ‘picturesque.’”


Pairing Sontag’s definition with the idea of defining moments, students of instructor Ryann Casey were asked to evolve from merely seeing to fully observing in order to capture decisive moments in life. CCC photo lab technician Linda Klinger then assisted the students as they prepared their digital and silver gelatin prints for the exhibition, which Casey curated.


Admission to “Flâneur” is free. Gallery hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as by appointment.


The Marlin Gallery is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus. The campus is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.


To schedule an appointment or for further details about the show, contact Marlin Gallery director Therese Marlin by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201, or via e-mail at

Published: September 01, 2011