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Pitt professor captures pandemic through a camera lens

Ivette Spradlin, a professor of photography at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, has spent her quarantine taking portraits of Pittsburgers outside their family homes.

By Diana Velasquez, Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2020

Ivette Spradlin’s Instagram page is filled to the brim with images of people in masks posed in front of colorful and creative-looking homes, their gaze fixed on the photographer who takes their picture from at least 6 feet away.

Don’t Call Her Honey: Ciara Gray artist spotlight

Photos by Jane Millard | Visual Editor

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

When she was a young artist in first grade, Ciara Gray brought an assignment to the front of the class to show the teacher her work — how she’d ripped a portrait from a magazine in half and pasted it to paper, sketching in the missing half of the model’s face. Now, marks of Gray’s creativity are etched...

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