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Street Shooting in Alicante

May 30, 2012. Alicante, Spain. Professor Jim Virga teaches University of Miami students photography techniques during their study abroad program in Alicante, Spain.

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Drake Turns the BUC Into Club Paradise

 

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. This Valentine’s Day, Miami’s BankUnited Center introduced Drake‘s opening show of the Club Paradise tour. The tour will run until March throughout college campuses and then will journey on in Europe.

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. Drake performs one of his most recent songs “Marvin’s Room”,  the promotional single for his album “Take Care”.

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. Drizzy, having the reputation of being one of today’s more “sensitive” rappers, made sure that every gal at the sold out event received a rose from him.

 

Photos by Natalie Edgar


FIFTY*FOUR*FOREVER

November 15, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. University of Miami students are performing the musical celebration of one of the most famous discos in the world, Studio 54. "54 Forever" will be playing at The University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre on November 9th to the 19th. Tommy Tune, nine time Tony Awards winner is the director and choreographer of this new musical and hopes to take it to Broadway.


Photo by Natalie Edgar. Model: Vanessa Castillo

Photo by Natalie Edgar. Model: Vanessa Castillo


Everglades Restoration Project

October 20, 2011. Tamiami Trail, Miami. Secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar discusses plans and benefits of the Tamiami Trail Bridge being built as part of the Everglades Restoration Project during the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference.


U of Miami welcomes Ludacris and Rudy Currence

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Singer, Rudy Currence (@rudy_currence) was the opening act for University of Miami's homecoming concert at the Bank United Center.

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Grammy award-winning rapper, Ludacris performs at the University of Miami during homecoming weekend.

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Rapper, Ludacris (@Ludacris) performed most of his greatest hits like "What's Your Fantasy", "Stand Up", and "Pimpin' All Over The World" at the Bank United Center for University of Miami students.



On campus Farmers Market– Every students dream.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. October 5, 2011. Senior Emily Harkness shops for fruit during Wednesday's Farmers Market outside the Richter Library. The market, which was started by Student Government last year, is a weekly event.

 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. October 5, 2011. A variety of spices and herbs are sold during the weekly Farmers Market, which is located in front of the Richter Library.

 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. October 5, 2011. Tony Wang sells students French baked goods during the Farmers Market on Wednesday.

 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. October 5, 2011. Elihaj Dia shares his shea butter, which is extracted from a nut in African shea trees, with a UM student at the market.

 


Playwright Nilo Cruz

September 23, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Nilo Cruz is a Cuban playwright living in Miami and New York. In 2003, his play Anna in the Tropics, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He was the first Latino to ever win the Pulitzer for Drama. When asked about his achievement, Cruz answered, "I never really thought about receiving any award. That wasn't my incentive, and I don't think it should be. I was completely emerged in my work, nothing else."

September 23, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. The highly acclaimed playwright, Nilo Cruz held a workshop at the University of Miami on Friday. He gave students the opportunity to share their written work and tips on how to improve. "I never use the phrase 'writers block,' I call it 'searching,' instead."

September 23, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Sophomore student, Annette Hammond presents her gratitude and esteem towards playwright, Nilo Cruz at the end of his workshop in the Theater Arts department at UM. Cruz is a well-known playwright that has taught at Yale, Brown, and Iowa University. 3 days before the workshop, he was offered to teach at Princeton University, "I am thrilled to start, this is such a privilege and honor."


University of Miami vs Ohio State TAILGATE

September 17, 2011. Miami, Fl. The Miami Hurricanes went up against No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night. Before the game, fans gathered at Sunlife Stadium to prepare themselves for the highly anticipated game by barbecuing, playing drinking games, and dancing. The Hurricanes victoriously beat the Buckeyes 24-6. 

September 17, 2011. Miami, Fl. UM fan, Joseph Lopez sprays beer on his friends while they cheer for UM during the tailgate at Sunlife Stadium.

 


Fridays in Little Havana

On the last Friday of the month, the nonprofit organization, Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays Inc, hosts an event in Little Havana, Miami.  The street party consists of live music, art, mojitos, dancing, etc. This Miami neighborhood is known for its festive, cultural blend of art, music, and of course, Cubans.

August 26, 2011, Little Havana, Miami. Aurelio Garcia strategically watches his partner, Ramon Perez while playing dominoes during the monthly event. The famous Domino Plaza is surrounded by art and filled with competitive players like Ramon, "€œWe never fail to come here, it'€™s like our job."

August 26, 2011, Little Havana, Miami. Belly dancing instructor, Anaizh Huma arranges Deborah Zinn'€™s feathered hairpiece before her performance. Cultural Fridays/Viernes Culturales is famous for its performances, live music, and cuban food during their monthly event.

August 26, 2011, Little Havana, Miami. Gerardo Ortega lights his cigar during the street party in Little Havana.

August 26, 2011, Little Havana, Miami. Mariangela Varriale, a tourist from Italy, tries on a bracelet from a vendor at Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays. The monthly event invites different vendors and artists to sell their work.


Night Photography in Playa de San Joan

Alicante, Spain. June 16, 2011. Ines Herrera, a night photographer and professor at Ciudad de la Luz, sets up a shoot with another photographer to show students bulb techniques and night time photography.

Alicante, Spain. June 16, 2011. The night photography class led by Professor Ines Herrera took place in Playa de San Joan from 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The moon´s reflection and light worked as creative tools for our photos.

Alicante, Spain. June 16, 2011. Ines Herrera, a night photographer and professor at Ciudad de la Luz, sets up a shoot with another photographer to show students bulb techniques and night time photography.


La Alhambra

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The many windows and filters of light inside the palace are useful for interesting images. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.

 

Granada, Spain. June 11, 2011. The Alhambra, a fortress complex built by the Moors in the middle of the 14th century is said to be one of Spain´s most acclaimed touristic attractions. The complex has fountains, a mosque, gardens, and a palace. After the Spanish conquest in 1492, the Christians took over Alhambra and started reconstructing and demolishing certain areas of it. Columns, walls, and archways are detailed with arabesques: Islamic art decorating surfaces with interlacing linear patterns. Arabesque first began during the 8th century and fully developed into its own type of Islamic style by the 11th century.


Lights, Camera, BULB.

Alicante, Spain. June 7, 2011. Jim Virga, a professional photographer and Visual Journalism professor at the University of Miami models while teaching us bulb and flash techniques at night in el Barrio, one of the oldest neighborhood in Alicante.

Alicante, Spain. June 7, 2011. Doug and Vanessa, students at the University of Miami model in el Barrio, while Professor Virga demonstrates the use of flash in bulb mode. Bulb, is a technique that allows us to have complete control over the shutter. While pressing the release button the photographer leaves the shutter open for the desired amount of exposure time. In this photo, we simultaneously used flash while having the shutter open.

 

Alicante, Spain. Visual Journalism student Marlena models at night while film student, Doug paints her with a flash light during our lesson on flash and bulb mode around el Barrio in Alicante City.


UM in Alicante

Photo by Rafa Arjones. May 30, 2011. Photo editor, Rafa Arjones of Alicante’s newspaper, Informacion teaches University of Miami students tips on how to use multiple flashes outdoors. During our second week studying abroad, we spent time with the photojournalists in order to gain insight on their day to day lives as journalists.


The Most Important Weapon:

Through artistic expression, protestors showed their social and political views on the current situation in Spain regarding govermental policy. Photo by Natalie Edgar. Madrid, Spain. May 19, 2011.


The Climb

Protestors climb on top of the glass dome of the metro station to hang the gigantic sign expressing their social beliefs concerning the world's political and social system. Due to enormity of the sign, it took them over 8 hours to create and hang the poster. ¨Lo logramos!¨or ¨We succeeded!¨ Shouted one of the teenagers as they finished. Photo by Natalie Edgar. Madrid, Spain. May 21, 2011


Canes Carnival

Junior Jayson Stewart gets his personal caricature after waiting the long line full of anxious students during Canes Carnival. The annual carnival was hosted by Canes Night Live and offered a multitude of rides, games, food, music and giveaways. Photo by Natalie Edgar. April 13, 2011.