An Academy of Art University student known only as Fate — her name has been changed to protect her identity — has won the Snapshot Scholar student photography contest sponsored by online entertainment company Hot Shot Media Group. Fate’s winning photo: a politically charged image of an Iranian girl, titled “I’m More Than a Number.”
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A crane shaped like the number seven is the visual motif of a poster designed by two Academy students for San Francisco’s 7th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. Virgilio Leynes, Jr., and Minh Tran are the youngest-ever winners of the poster competition for this celebration of Asia-Pacific cultures and peoples in the Bay Area.
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A strong turnout of potential bidders was on hand March 5 for the 3rd Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Photography Auction. Adding to the attraction was the auction’s setting: the Academy of Art University’s newly opened Atelier, a curated gallery space featuring art and design by students and alumni.
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Chinese (or Asian) New Year signifies winter’s end, and whenever it falls on the calendar, it’s celebrated as a way of welcoming the return of spring. In addition to the usual fireworks and parades, this year’s festivities in San Francisco included spring cleaning for Chinatown’s streets. Academy administration, faculty and students were pitching in.
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For many viewers, the buzz around Super Bowl commercials eclipses the game itself. This is where the heavy hitters in advertising bring out their best to meet sky-high audience expectations. At Super Bowl 2011, the Chevrolet “See the USA” spot, developed in association with the hit show Glee, exceeded the hype with a fresh blast… Full Story »