Emily Besen

I Am Not This Skin

Post by Michelene Wilkerson When I first got to college, I thought I made it. I thought I had moved past some of my biggest hurdles as a young Black woman: I wouldn’t have to hear too many stereotypes since I won two of largest merit-based leadership scholarships in the country. I along with millions of Black…

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Thoughts on David Akiba’s “Sightlines” Exhibit

Photographer David Akiba‘s exhibit “Sightlines” is displayed in Hollister at Babson College from March 28th to May 25. By Nicole Fischer: Usually, when thinking about a photograph that captures your attention and gets you thinking, you think about a visually exciting photo…one that is full of life. The “Sightlines” exhibit by David Akiba allowed me…

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BRIC: The Big Picture

By Marzan Khan The rickshaws dash past me. Mothers and daughters guard their veil as our footsteps cross one another. Fathers and sons look at me wondering why I am wearing shorts with sandals. This place cannot be my home…but why do I still feel an attachment?  It was my first time back in the…

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A Photographer’s Reflection on the BRIC Program

By Marzan Khan: Hello! My name is Marzan Khan, a junior at Babson. Last semester I studied abroad in Babson flagship study abroad program, BRIC. I had the opportunity to travel to Russia, China, and India with fellow Babson students and faculty in order to learn about the opportunities for entrepreneurship within these emerging markets.…

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A Simple Sense of Delight

David Akiba: “In my childhood bedroom I set up a makeshift darkroom. The enlarger and chemistry came from the camera stores that lined Bromfield Street in the 1950′s. The smell of developer and fix mixed together like a diluted version of smelling salts and honey. Each step in the process of making a black and…

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A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words

Victoria Squire: In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it. – Emile Zola I take the same view as Emile Zola, as he states in his quote above. Capturing an object on film is an unreal experience. You can capture almost any moment possible and have it not…

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