Berkshire School has identified the fostering of A Sense of Place as a key strategic priority for our graduates. We seek to understand, respect and appreciate our beautiful setting. Mount Everett watches over us, while bucolic farmland, quaint small towns and rich cultural resources surround us in all directions.
The photography program embraces this priority through its classroom projects and field trips. Photo students look beyond "the Mountain," regularly visiting the surrounding villages, farms, businesses, and landscapes, seeking inspiration for their art while connecting to their community.
We consistently use our weekly long period to hop into a school van and drive to a nearby site. After a brief shoot, we return to campus, upload our images and begin selecting and editing them. Advanced photography students venture on all-day trips to nearby cities such as Hudson and Kingston, New York, as well as New York City and Boston.
The artwork in this exhibit celebrates some of these adventures.
Photography Instructor & Art Department Chair