Thursday, June 21

Photographer showcases graduates’ personalities to make shoots memorable

Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Taj Shaikh takes photos of graduating UCLA students, experimenting with both traditional graduation photography, such as simple-posed smiling portraits, and more eccentric, edgy photos of her clients. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

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Taj Shaikh’s photography portfolio features graduating students playing with fidget spinners, shotgunning beers and posing nude. Shaikh began taking photos at UC Santa Barbara before moving to Los Angeles and snapping shots of her graduating UCLA friends.


(Photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)
(Photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin)

Crochet tops and floral prints were popular at 2017's festival. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)
Crochet tops and floral prints were popular at 2017's festival. (Miriam Bribiesca/ Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Daily Bruin file photo)
(Daily Bruin file photo)

(Ludi Zhu/Daily Bruin)
(Ludi Zhu/Daily Bruin)

“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

The Quad: “Stories of Almost Everyone” exhibit allows art to stand on its own

The Hammer Museum’s advertising copy says its new exhibition “Stories of Almost Everyone” is an attempt to be “skeptical of the conditions of museological mediation and art’s promise to convey meaning.” What this means is that in curating exhibits, displaying them and writing up descriptions of artworks, museums take away from the inherent meaning or narrative of the original art object itself. Read more...

“Stories Of Almost Everyone” is on display at the Hammer Museum until May 6. (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” is open at the Hammer until Dec. 31.
 (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)
“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” is open at the Hammer until Dec. 31.
 (Lionel Deatherage/Daily Bruin)

(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)
(Shreya Mantri/Daily Bruin)


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