Oberlin in Photos: A World in Pictures
As of late, many of us have had to turn dining rooms, kitchen counters, coffee tables, and bedrooms into remote working spaces. But what do you do if you’re a photographer and your office only exists outside of the walls of your home? If you’re like Oberlin’s freelancers, you begin to truly see the people and spaces around you. This photo series is dedicated to our college photographers who see their world in pictures.
Mike Crupi, Cleveland, Ohio
“For many months, if not the last few years, I've been thinking that I ought to get back to taking more family photos, return to focusing on the little things that happen at home. It’s something I had gotten away from since my kids were toddlers. Now they're nine and 12, and I find that one should be careful what they wish for— now I have far too much time on my hands to document my family adventures! Of course in some ways this is a wonderful thing. It has forced me to slow down and appreciate my wife and children and what's great about their personalities. On the other hand, I think we can all admit, even on our most optimistic days, the circumstances under which we're doing so are not ideal. We're all a little anxious and tense at times, and boredom and frustration can set in. But so far, so good. We're all doing our best to slow down and live moment to moment. I think these images show some of that; some of the small moments that make up our larger family portrait.”
John Seyfried, Oberlin, Ohio
Pang Fei Chiang '19, Brooklyn, New York
Yvonne Gay, Sheffield Village, Ohio