Alum's photography commissioned by the Indiana Bicentennial Project

Tue, Jan 26, 2016 - 9:35am

When University of Notre Dame graduate student Chris Dant takes a picture, he expects to come away with more than just a photograph.

The third-year MFA student wants you to relate to and learn more about whatever you’re looking at. Be it an old Naval armory, or a group of skateboarders in South Bend.

As he works, he’s constantly trying to answer the question, “How can I connect to someone I see in a two-dimensional print?”

Dant’s ability to find those connections earned him a recent commission from the South Bend Museum of Art to document Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects across the state...