Education Beyond the Classroom
John Dalterio CREATES

Education Beyond the Classroom

Photo of John DalterioLouis John Dalterio III has a passion and talent for photography. As a QVCC student, one of his photos was selected for the third installment of “Flash Forward Festival Boston”. The festival is an extension of The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Annual Competition for Emerging Photographers from Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States. It ran at the Boston Architectural Center in May 2013.

The festival consisted of ten exhibitions and included the first annual “Undergraduate Photography Now” exhibition featuring the work of 26 talented student artists from photography programs spanning all of New England. Of the students selected, John was the only student from a community college.

A Thompson resident and graduate of H.H. Ellis Technical High School, John was a Dean’s List student and student worker in the QVCC Marketing Department. He transferred to The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University where he is continuing his studies in photography.

"My time and experience at Quinebaug Valley Community College has helped to make the transition to the Art Institute of Boston a smooth experience. The day after I arrived in the city I immediately hit the streets to explore with my camera. Now confident in my abilities as a photographer, I used many of the lessons and techniques that I'd learned from my professors at QVCC to get a head start on my upcoming semester of work; by the end of the semester I had completed three separate photo portfolios. The following semester I began to incorporate video into my workflow, again building off of the skills I'd learned in QVCC's digital video class, along with an independent study I'd designed with two of my professors during my last semester there, and, along with a photobook that I've just completed, I began showing my work in various outlets, such as the Laconia Gallery in South Boston and the gallery at 700 Beacon Street, along with an artist feature on Colortek of Boston's website. In the future I hope to self publish my most recent photobook, "Of An Impossible Shape," and begin working on a project focusing on the human condition during the time of technological revolution as illustrated by the depiction of the robotics, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence development programs in local institutions, starting with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I attribute much of my success to the incredible learning experiences I've had with the staff and faculty at QVCC; I feel privileged to be a part of such a wonderful community."

John's work can be seen on his website:

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