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International Student-Teacher Photography Exhibition on Display at LCC


LANSING 1/4/12 – Top student and faculty photographs from around the world are on public display from January 6 through January 19, in the Gannon Building first floor display cases at Lansing Community College. They can be viewed Monday through Thursday 7 am-10 pm; Friday 7 am-8 pm; and Saturday and Sunday 8 am-6 pm. The exhibit will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16th for Martin Luther King Day. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The 66 images, chosen from 5,648 entries submitted by 190 schools, include the best work from eight  countries:  Australia, Canada, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The exhibit is currently on a three year world tour.

Included is the work of LCC Photographic Imaging Technology Program Professor Ike Lea, who won first prize in faculty/staff portfolio.

The Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) International Exhibition travels in two editions to  venues in Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  No other student photo competition is seen by as many people or in as many places.  Students competed by grade levels in single images, portfolios, and computer assisted images.  The over $246,000 in valuable prizes awarded to the winners was sponsored by 53 generous companies and organizations, making the PIEA competition the richest international student photo competition in the world. 

Photo Imaging Education Association is a membership section of Photo Marketing Association, the worldwide professional organization for the photo industry.  PIEA members are professional educators from the United States and from around the world who teach photography and digital imaging at all educational levels. 

All the 2011 winning images may be seen at

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