Become an Orientation Leader for the Fall 2019 Term


Interested in a paid leadership position on campus over break? 
Apply here:  

Applications are DUE via survey monkey by 12pm on June 21
(Friday WK 6)

Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by Monday, July 1.


Each term, the number of open positions for Orientation Leaders is reliant on the perspective incoming class (size and admitting departments). Positions for FA19 Orientation are available for ALL undergraduate students in ALL departments. We will hire 60 undergraduate student leaders!


Important Dates:

  • Paperwork Pick-up/ Headshots: WK10 @ 9am-4pm (at your convenience) in the CSE, Hillside       

  • Training: Break Week 2, Thursday 8/29/19 @ 9am-4pm in Faculty Dining Room, Hillside  

  • Orientation: Break Week 3, Tuesday 9/3/19-Friday 9/6/19, varied shifts/varied locations


  • 2.5 minimum CUM GPA

  • Availability for all Important Dates

  • Understanding of job requirements outlined in application

If you have any questions please contact the CSE at 626.396.2323 or via email at


International Seminar and Exhibition


The Photography and Imaging Department is participating in an international seminar on art education. As part of the seminar, teachers and students at schools around the world will collaborate to produce projects and share their experiences through a seminar and exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

Participating schools include ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena; Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich; Parsons, NY; Chung-Ang University, Seoul; Baptist University, Hong Kong.

  • Please provide a <500-word essay on the ideas and capabilities you bring to a collaboration and how they might integrate into a collaborative environment. 

  • Please submit 10-15 images that exhibit your creative point of view.

  • Images should be in .jpg format and 2000px on the longest side.

  • Additionally, one piece of motion content is permitted, please submit in HD, .mp4 format

  • Still and motion content should be uploaded to an ftp site like DropBox. 

The written essay and a link to the files should be emailed to by June 3rd, 2019. 

All work produced for this project will be extracurricular.



Urim Ray Hong Receives Grand Prize for PDN's 2019 Annual Student Photo Contest


Congratulations to ArtCenter 8th term student Urim Ray Hong. Hong received the 2019 Grand Prize for PDN’s Annual Student Photo Contest in the Documentary / Photojournalism category for his series “City Soleil: Eager to learn”. His series captures the children in City Soleil, Haiti, who are thriving and learning despite the town’s impoverished conditions. Hong will receive a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and a portfolio review.

The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2019 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN's online audience of more than 500,000 followers.


Urim Hong Receives Two International Photography Awards


Congratulations to ArtCenter 7th term student Urim Ray Hong. Ray received the First Place 2018 Editorial Photographer of the Year presented by the International Photography Awards for his series City Soleil: Eager to Learn. You can view the series here.

City Soleil is a small village within the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. Unlike its name—City of the Sun—however, it seems as though there is only a glimpse of light remaining.

Hong also received an Honorable Mention for City Soleil: A Light in the Darkness.

The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.


Melinda Arredondo 1st Place Winner of 2018 California Open


Congratulations to ArtCenter Photography student Melinda Arredondo (BFA '20) on her first place win at the 2018 California Open!

The California Open, now in its 13th year, is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery.

This year's juror was artist and curator Kim Abeles.

“This exhibition was selected from the 1547 works submitted to the TAG juried show," Abeles said. "It represents many talented and inventive artists nationwide. My curatorial choices reflect an eclectic interest in art, and the exhibit expresses a range of impressions including homages to nature and neighborhoods, gentle or forceful portraits, conceptually-based and process-driven work, and urgent political discussions. The work is spirited, sometimes humorous or enigmatic, and in various ways, creates images representing human life in this existential moment. The exhibit includes photography, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking.”

The exhibition is currently on view at the gallery until Friday, August 24th. See all the submitted work here.


PDNedu $1,500 Cash Award Contest Now Open for Entries


Gain important and critical exposure for your work!

The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2018 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN's online audience of more than 475,000 followers.

Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with either an editor at PDN or a contest judge.

Visit the PDNedu website for more info on entering.

Contest Info

  • $1,500 cash award


  • A Nikon DSLR camera
  • A $150 B&H gift card
  • A portfolio review

WINNERS and HONORABLE MENTIONS will be featured in the Spring 2018 issue of PDNedu and in an online gallery, promoted to PDN’s network of more than 475,000 followers.

WINNERS and HONORABLE MENTIONS will receive a one-year PHOTO+ Membership.


November 21, 2017


SNAP 2 Students Unveil Images in Gala

by  Esther Sutanto  ('17)

Photo and Imaging students who took the Spring 2017 course SNAP 2 exhibited their work in a gala on May 6, 2017. The class was in collaboration with the Pasadena Art Alliance, who also sponsored the gala. 

Class projects paired each student with two to three patrons from the Pasadena Art Alliance, and the term culminated in the unveiling of these portraits.

Click here to see all the photographs from the gala.



SJ Lee wins Sony World Photography Award


Los Angeles 2016 by Seung Jong Lee

Seung Jong Lee ('20) was announced as this year's winner of the Korea National Award by Sony World Photography Awards. Congrats, SJ!

According to its press release, the Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photography competition in the world. The National Awards is a global program open to all photographers and abilities. It aims to find the best single photograph taken by a local photographer in 66 countries. SJ Lee took first place for his photograph above.

SJ is currently a second-term student originally from Seoul. In his interview with Sony, he said:

The city is always bustling and filled with countless lights and colors. But behind the richness, there is so much loneliness, which is derived from the relationships. Sometimes the relationship itself makes us lonely.

You can see the other winners from other countries here.


Gustavo Soriano in Juxtapoz Magazine

From  Gustavo Soriano 's  Internet Encounters

From Gustavo Soriano's Internet Encounters

Gustavo Soriano ('18) has a new series, Internet Encounters, and it was featured in Juxtapoz Magazine.

For his series, Soriano has paired Craiglist causal encounter listings of females taken on their phone, with a portrait of the individual taken by the photographer. The result of these photos side-by-side create two different appearances of the person and perhaps leave the viewer to question their initial impression with the first image.

Head over to Juxtapoz to see the rest of the work. Congrats, Gustavo!



Submissions Now Open for Billboard Creative Exhibition


Shannon Rose ('16) was one of the artists whose work was selected in last year's exhibition.

The Billboard Creative is excited to announce the opening of submissions for its 2016 Los Angeles Billboard Exhibition.   

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a nonprofit that produces public art shows on billboards in Los Angeles. In 2015 they put up a record number of billboards - 48 -  and appeared in such news outlets as “Huffington Post”, “Musee Magazine,” KCRW's “Art Talk,” and the “Los Angeles Times.”  

"We are excited to open the call for submissions for our 2016 exhibition.  Selected work will be displayed on billboards throughout Los Angeles.  Imagine your art viewed on a massive scale, by tens of thousands of Angelenos on their daily commutes. Public art displayed in a quintessential Los Angeles medium."

Mona Kuhn will be returning this year to curate the exhibition.

Last year, one of the winners was ArtCenter Photo student Shannon Rose. Read the interview here.

To learn more and to submit your work, go to:



Chris Stoltz in 'Now Trending' Palos Verdes Exhibition


Congratulations to Chris Stoltz ('17) whose work was selected for Now Trending, an exhibition put together by Palos Verdes Art Center. Chris is one of 30 artists chosen to show their work. The exhibition will feature installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography.

Opening reception will be on Thursday, June 9th, 6 to 9pm at Palos Verdes Art Center.

For more info, visit