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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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This Week in Photos: In Celebration of Returning Black Alumni

February 4, 2021

Author Ishmael Beah ’04 returned to Oberlin College in 2010 to discuss the publication of his New York Times best-selling book, A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Four years later Beah’s visit to Finney Chapel took place after the publication of Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, which would go on to become another best-seller. Beah’s visits to campus serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A man speaks into a microphone at a podium.