College graduate highlights Maine first responders in 'Pride In Duty' photography exhibit

  • Source: WCSH-TV NBC 6 Portland
  • Published: 05/28/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A recent Colby College graduate, who is also a firefighter, highlighted Waterville Fire and Rescue in her senior art exhibit. You may have heard the adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Studio art major Morgan Cheney embodied this by capturing the day-to-day of first responders at Waterville Fire and Rescue. "This exhibit is actually called 'Pride In Duty.' That is the mission statement of the Waterville Fire Department," Cheney said. Cheney used a Sony digital camera and her dad's film camera, which he used when he was in college, for her capstone project which was on display at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center. "I'm in the fire department, but I'm also a photographer," Cheney said. "I think I had a very special role in that I can capture the relationships that I have with those people through the camera and sort of create a more raw feeling to the pictures and sort of give that connection to the viewer."


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