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North End Library Photo Poster Exhibit – Assignment: North End

Suffolk University summer photojournalism class students, with Prof. Ken Martin of the Communication and Journalism Department, have installed an exhibit of posters highlighting the North End at the North End Branch library.  Titled Assignment: North End, students from several previous classes taught by Martin, who has reached a 30 year milestone teaching photography and photojournalism at Suffolk, were asked to photograph the North End as if they were working for a state or advertising agency and make posters that would draw visitors.

Martin approached librarian Jennifer Hawes about with the idea of exhibiting the work at the library branch and she responded enthusiastically. Jennifer identified the best locations to display the various sized posters depicting the historic North End, the unique businesses, and special features of one of Boston’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Many of the students live in the North End while studying at Suffolk, and many North End residents have enrolled in Ken’s classes over the years. Field trips to Boston neighbors are an important aspect the classes. Martin has led photography study abroad classes to Italy as well based at the Lorenzo de Medici Campus in Tuscania.

The public is invited to visit the North End Branch library to view the creative artwork that is tastefully displayed around the interior during regular business hours. The exhibit will run through September 2018.

Student Courtney Bouchard positions the posters.
A black and white grouping of images.
Suffolk University Summer Photojournalism class at the North End Branch Library, l to r, Mollykate Rodenbush, Courtney Bouchard, Dylan Shamy, Jennifer Eaton, Prof. Ken Martin, Alyson Rickert, and Hollis Kelly.
One of the several panels of poster on display in the North End Branch Library through September 2018.
North End Branch Librarian Jennifer Hawes with Suffolk University Photojournalism students.
Professor Ken Martin has been leading field trips from his Suffolk University Photojournalism classes to the North End and other great neighborhoods of Boston for many years.
Students sequencing photographs for the art show titled “Assignment: North End”.

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