Wake Forest Magazine invited six professional photographers, who are alumni, back to campus last spring for a challenge:
RAISE THE CAMERA AND SHOW US YOUR VIEW OF WAKE FOREST.
Jessica Tefft (’90)
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Through my photos, I wanted to celebrate the things that meant the most to me when I was a student at Wake Forest. My father was a professor of anthropology, so I had been a part of the University community from a young age. I chose art as a major and found my campus home at Spanish House. The only photography class offered at that time was by Professor Phil Perricone (P ’91) in the sociology department. I found that photography spoke to me. I liked hiding behind the camera and being an observer. All these things shaped my experiences at Wake. Observing the campus through my camera 27 years later, I found students engaged in their community and having animated discussions of art, literature and music. It was great to discover a vibrant campus with a wide diversity of students coming together to learn.