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The Art of Being Betty

The name Betty evokes a certain image of a person. For example, I immediately think of Betty from the Veronica and Betty comic book series, or Betty Draper from Mad Men. This is the premise for my Not Betty series. In my analog photography class, each student presented a chapter in Charlotte Cotton’s book, The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art) (contains […]

The Dichotomy of Grand Rapids

In 2012, Forbes.com ranked Grand Rapids as the number one city to raise a family. In 2015, 24/7WallSt.com ranked Grand Rapids as the fifth worst city for African Americans. As a person living in Grand Rapids, both articles struck me as strange. A dichotomy, if you will. One report used a smaller demographic area, while the […]