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March 17, 2016

SEEING PITT through a photographer’s lens

Photographer: Mike Drazdzinski

Photographer: Mike Drazdzinski

Year in and year out, the University’s staff photographers work together to document the life of the University community, creating memorable images of the iconic spaces, milestone events and noteworthy individuals who contribute to the vibrant campus environment.

Here, the University photographers share a sampling of their favorites in a preview of their upcoming gallery show.

The exhibit, “A Visual Perspective: A Celebration of Campus, Culture and Community” opens March 29 in the Conney M. Kimbo Art Gallery. It features 30 favorite images by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff photographers Tom Altany, Mike Drazdzinski and Aimee Obidzinski.


Photographer: Tom Altany

The show runs through April 6 on the main floor of the William Pitt Union. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

Said Obidzinski: “Ultimately, capturing and documenting life as it happens around the University is what we are here to do. Mike Drazdzinski, Tom Altany and I see the world through a variety of perspectives. If you sent the three of us to the same event, you would have three different views, and personally, I think that diversity is great!

“The three of us have had some very enthusiastic and positive exchanges about the work being shown in this exhibit as we edited the photographs down from hundreds to the 30 that will be displayed. We had so many favorites! It was a difficult task. In the end, all of those points of view have come together to produce a collection of photographs that we are happy to display to the Pitt community.”

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Photographer: Aimee Obidzinski

The show coincides with CIDDE’s 20th anniversary and with the launch of a web-based showcase of the photographers’ work at Or, follow the exhibit on Twitter:; Facebook: and Instagram:

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