Professor and daughters exhibit family photos

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Photo Courtesy Theresa Bragg
Annie, Theresa, and Julie Bragg bring their photographic essay “Like Mother…Like Daughters,” June 11 through July 9, to the OCCC Art Gallery.

“Like mother, like daughters” is how it is for the Bragg family.

Theresa, Julie, and Annie Bragg are bringing an art exhibit to the campus of OCCC , a photographic essay documenting the family’s impressive collection of art.

The exhibit runs through July.

“The exhibit is an interesting mixture of photographs. With Annie being 12, Julie 21 and me pushing 48, we have varied taste and interests,” said Theresa, the mother of Annie and Julie.

“It’s almost a multi-generational exhibit.”

Theresa said she got a call from a gallery curator in Kansas City who caught wind of the family’s work. In just 30 days, with help from their extended family who reside in Kansas, the Braggs were able to mat and frame 50 photographs and hang the exhibit.

 

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The exhibit was displayed in Kansas City for six weeks where it garnered positive reviews. The very same exhibit made its way to Edmond where the Braggs were asked to show it in the Photography Gallery at the University of Central Oklahoma for two weeks, Theresa said.

The Braggs were asked to display their photographic essay on campus because of their ties to OCCC.

Theresa is an adjunct professor of photography at OCCC while her oldest daughter Julie is an alumnus of the photography program.

Photography within the family basically started at birth. “From the time both of the girls were 3, my husband Toni and I gave them cameras,” Bragg said.

Julie, 21, attended four years at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, studying photography. Now entering her senior year of college at UCO, Julie is a student photographer in the Photo Services Office. She is also an intern at the Norman Transcript, both positions her mother held around 30 years ago.

Theresa Bragg says her youngest, Annie, 12, is a natural with the art of photography. Despite this, her best talent just might be the art of duct tape. Theresa calls Annie the “duct tape queen” for the things she is able to construct with the sticky tool.

The “Like Mother…Like Daughters” photographic essay art exhibit runs through July 9. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, in the OCCC Art Gallery in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

To contact Morgan Beard, email pioneermedia@occc.edu.

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