Campus News

Behind the Shot with Gary Shteyngart ’95

May 3, 2016
Communications Staff
Gary Shteyngart makes a silly, introspective pose amidst typewriters
Photo credit: Jennifer Manna

What goes into an alumni photo shoot? In the case of author Gary Shteyngart ’95, who delivered a Convocation talk on March 31, a team of photo professionals and assistants sourced more than 20 old model typewriters to help capture the perfect image. Student videographer Ian Kelly takes us behind the scenes of Shteyngart’s photo shoot in this video.

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