New UA Little Rock photography club holds first exhibit

Pictures from the No-Type photo exhibit will be on display at Historic Arkansas Museum.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduates and students have started a new photography club and are displaying their skills at the club’s first photo exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum

The exhibit, “Identity of Us,” will run Aug. 11 until Oct. 8. A reception for the artists will be held during the Second Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St. in Little Rock.

Participating artists include Benjamin Deaton, Megan Douglas, Jessica Frazier, Robert Harpool, Trinity Kai, Rayna Mackey, Adrian Quintanar, Nathaniel Roe, Alecia Walls-Barton, Craig Wynn, and Dylan Yarbrough.

Rayna Mackey, a 2017 UA Little Rock graduate and photographer, said alumni and students were inspired to form the club to share their love of fine arts photography.

“The name ‘No-Type’ came about because, as a group, no one specific type of photography is used with mediums ranging from digital to analog to alternative process photography,” Mackey said.

In the exhibit, No-Type members portray the theme of identity through their own definitions and artistic photography styles.

“Identity is conceived from personal circumstances and conditions a person is born into,” Mackey said. “These factors can shape how an individual aligns themselves with reality. Throughout life, experiences can morph an individual’s beliefs and the perceptions of an individual, including how others perceive them.”  

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