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Photography Students Experience Prague

November 06, 2013

photo by Gabrielle PerezPhotography Professor Julia Cybularz and five of her Photography juniors spent five weeks in Prague this past summer with the Drexel in Prague study abroad program, exploring the culture of a city overflowing with art though the glass of a camera lens. During the trip, Cybularz’s students immersed themselves in all that Prague had to offer, including its sights, museums, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, while working on collaborative photography projects with fellow travelers from New Orleans University. The group visited the studio of noted Czech photographer Josef Sudek, examined a retrospective by photographer Viktor Kolář, attended an exhibition by Jaroslav Kučera, and took a weekend trip to Vienna to view more photography exhibitions. 

Photography student Gabrielle Perez was impressed by Prague’s wide embrace of photographic art. “Every restaurant and every pub had photographs hung. There was more art displayed in public places than I see in America,” she says. “There were posters for art and photo exhibits on every corner.”    

At the end of the course, Cybularz’s students contributed their photography skills to the design and layout of a trip slideshow and live blog. “I thought that the students really worked collaboratively during their time together in Prague,” says Cybularz. “I was impressed by each student’s ability to reach out and share ideas, advice or list interesting places for others to see. The collaboration with their peers really enhanced everyone's photographic work.”   

Click here to learn more information about the study abroad program, which is open to all Drexel students. (Above photo by Gabrielle Perez)