Photography is power - Instructor Todd Stands with the SWC photo students at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts). Photo by Marianna Saponara.

SWC photography class experiences Prix Pictet Power Exhibit

Images of Mother Nature’s herculean cataclysmic forces of earthquakes, tsunamis, and droughts are interwoven with man’s destructiveness at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA’s) Prix Pictet Power Exhibit in Balboa Park. Prix Pictet has already gained a reputation as a leading photography award Private Geneva-based Swiss bank Pictet & Cie is the founder and sponsor of this prestigious award given to amateur and professional photographers whose images present social and environmental change. Since 2008, Pictet & Cie has granted four awards valued at Swiss Francs 100,000 each. Previous themes include, Water, Earth, Growth and the fourth theme, this years, is Power. Photographers are artists whose images reflect upon our times. Adjunct SWC instructor Todd Stands arranged for his Beginning Digital…

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Ricasa demoted, but remains employed

EOPS Director Arlie Ricasa has been demoted to staff counselor following her admission of guilt in the South Bay Corruption case, but for the time being, remains an employee of…