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January 12, 2006
Gwinnett Tech Student Works Displayed in National Capitol
Davis credits technical education for success in career
“When you’re in college, there are certain subjects you don’t think you’ll ever use [in your career]; you just kind of want to drift off asleep,” said Nighta J. Davis, renown Georgia photographer and freelance journalist, and graduate of Gwinnett Technical College. “Then you end up using those skills later in life, and you’re glad you have them.”
It’s those latent skills, along with her developed techniques that have landed Davis an esteemed showcase for her wildlife and scenic photography in the Senate Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. during the third week of November.
But Davis is no novice to showcasing her works in prominent places. Her signed limited edition series may be seen in many prestigious homes across the USA as well as the Congressional Building in Washington, DC and the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta.
Davis attended Gwinnett Tech back in the ‘80s to refine her skills as an artist. And still 20 years later she credits the technical college with providing her the education she needed to further her career. “Gwinnett Tech truly excels to the highest,” Davis said. “They have one of the top-notch photography programs in the nation. They’re strict on standards – which makes for a better professional photographer.”
Davis, a Gordon County native now living in Hiawassee, is also the founder of the Georgia Born Artist group. Davis promotes other Georgia artists from this group through displays at her own shows, as well as in other locations.
Her photo journalism efforts in her series on abused and neglected children of north Georgia was considered in the 2002 Pulitzer Prize competition.
For more information on the photography program at Gwinnett Tech, contact 770-962-7580 or visit us online at www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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