Nesto Photography Exhibit Featured Student Work

Nesto Photography Exhibit Featured Student Work

In the fall, the Nesto Gallery exhibited “I Need ___ To Breathe” as a 150-foot outdoor fence installed in front of the Kellner Performing Arts Center. (also inside in the Arts Commons Gallery). “I Need ___ To Breathe” was an interactive portrait project created by photography teacher Scott Nobles, in collaboration with three Advanced Photography students—THEA CHUNG ’21, LAUREN WALKER ‘21, and MADDIE WEILER ‘21; and assistance from SEBASTIAN PARK ‘21 with computer programming.

Photographic portraits and audio recordings of more than 250 participants were captured at multiple Black Lives Matter events, rallies, protests, and vigils throughout the summer of 2020. Along the fence were QR codes that viewers could scan with their smartphones to listen to the important and meaningful voices of the individual participants as they completed the statement

“I need ___ to breathe.” The images featured inside the Arts Commons Gallery highlighted the portraits of those participants who were from the Milton Academy community.

The Food Issue

In this issue we celebrate the world of food. In putting it together, we visited alumni at farms as close as Mattapan and as far away as Downeast Maine. We spoke to chefs who’ve chosen diverse culinary paths and to alumni who, during challenging times, created a platform for sharing recipes and memories that are keeping them closer together. These stories help remind us that food nourishes not only the body but also the soul, keeping friends and families close. As the renowned food writer MFK Fisher wrote: “I think our three basic needs for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” The stories and individuals featured in this issue echo that sentiment.