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Photo Exhibit: A Tribute to Coal Mining

For the month of October, 2019, the Sinclair College Appalachian Outreach program is hosting a special photography exhibit, It's in Our Blood: A Tribute to Coal Mining.

The exhibit consists of photographs taken by Shanon Rice from 2006 - 2012. She met with coal miners from the Appalachian region and learned about their work. Using her keen eye and camera skills she let's visitors see the individuals and the cramped underground world they inhabit to provide coal for all of us. 

Stop by the Library Loggia in Building 7 any time to experience the exhibit.  The Loggia is open Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Shanon Rice is an educator, visual storyteller, and a creative that helps her clients engage their audience with the premier communication tools of today.  Everyone has a story to tell and her passion is to make that compelling story come to life utilizing photography and video. A native of Dayton, growing up north of town, her desire for storytelling and passion for the arts led her to the University of Cincinnati  to study Fine Art Photography at DAAP then continued in filmmaking for her graduate degree from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

"Spending my life with two teachers as parents, I have always taken comfort in front of a group of eager eyes that are looking for guidance to spark their inspiration.  For the past twenty-five years, I have been an instructor and mentor to young designers, photographers, filmmakers, and artists, guiding them to achieve their fullest potential." 

She has a style for juxtaposing the ordinary with her creative imagination.  Whether she is shooting still or motion, designing sets or shooting on location, her approach is to find a balance in every project.  Always looking for a compelling story to tell while searching for dynamic lighting to express that perfect vision.