The Summer's Motel by Benjamin Scot August
The Summer's Motel by Benjamin Scot August

Sophomore, Photography
Foundation Merit Scholarship $2,000
Online Portfolio

Briefly describe the pieces you submitted for merits.

These pieces are some of the results of hundreds of failed experiments in the darkroom alongside a few straight 35mm film photographs. The experiments are essentially small paintings I create in the darkroom where I apply the chemicals with various tools such as a paintbrush, my hand, or a spray bottle. 

What does winning a Merit Scholarship mean for your education?

Winning the Merit Scholarship not only helps me to afford to go to school here but also pushes me to keep working hard and to keep improving my art. 

Why did you decide to come to MCAD?

I came here for the excellent teaching and resources made available to me by MCAD.