Drury students offering free portrait photography to military families

Federal grant allows Drury to launch programSPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 26, 2016 Drury University photography students will again offer free family portraits to active duty military personnel and veterans during the week of the Veterans Day holiday. This is the sixth year for the project, which allows commercial photography students to give back to those who have served our country while also sharpening their photography skills.


“The students benefit from being able to photograph people from a variety of backgrounds and generations while applying the technical and communication skills they’ve learned in the classroom like studio lighting, camera operation, and interacting with the people they are photographing,” says Rebecca Miller, the program chair for Art, Art History, and Arts Administration at Drury.

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Abraham Clark, 2015
Abraham Clark, 2015

“I’ve enjoyed getting to meet so many veterans over the years and hear their stories about time spent serving our country and their life experiences outside the military,” Miller adds. “Whether it’s a family of 10 or a single veteran, the interaction our students have had with those who have served our country in this indispensable way has been invaluable to their educational experience. It is an honor for us to take their photographs and we thank them for their service.”


The portraits are open to the first 50 families that make a reservation. The portraits are photographed in the Pool Art Center, 940 N. Clay Ave., at the following dates and times:


Saturday, Nov. 510 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 81:30 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 101:30 to 4 p.m.

Saturday Nov. 1210 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


For more information or to make a reservation, contact Rebecca Miller at (417) 873-6337 orrmiller01@drury.edu.


Attached images: Portraits of Jessica Barrows and Abraham Clark, both taken in 2015.

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