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Jordan VanSise is Finalist in International Competition

Art student Jordan VanSise, who served seven months as a Marine in Iraq, beat all other U.S. college student photographers and will compete as one of 10 finalists at a world photography contest in April 2014.

Excerpt from an article by Betsy Hammond on OregonLive.com, February 18, 2014.

VanSise secured his place at the competition with an image titled Self Portrait. He submitted it to fulfill the contest's request for a single image showing "tomorrow's news." The idea was to create a photo that would appear on the front page of a newspaper that would tell a story in one frame and make the reader want to know more.

VanSise originally created his winning image for a class assignment on self portraits. "I thought of the different 'versions' of myself that I wanted to depict," he said. "I set my camera on a tripod and framed it how I wanted. Then I changed into different outfits and changed my spot on the couch, as well as making a variety of gestures. Afterwards I chose the shots I liked and put them together to make the final image."

As a finalist, VanSise was awarded the latest full-frame camera from Sony, the α7, which he must now use to fulfill the second brief of the competition: shoot a series of self portraits. One winning series will be chosen by the judges in the Sony-sponsored contest in London in April.

» Read the full article on OregonLive.com

» See Jordan's photo in The Magazine, a World Photography Organization publication (page 25)

» See Jordan's photographs on display in Mayer Gallery in April 2014

Jordan VanSise is on track to earn a BFA in Art in 2016 with a concentration in photography. He plans to do his thesis on veterans returning to society.

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