Drury photography students to offer free portraits to veterans and families

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 26, 2017 — Drury commercial photography students are once again offering free studio portraits to local veterans and their families.

Now in its seventh year, the project presents an opportunity for Drury students to show gratitude to those who have served in our nation’s military, while also providing the students with invaluable real-world studio experience.

Rebecca Miller, an associate professor of Art & Art History and coordinator of the photography program at Drury, directs the portrait project.

“This is project is always a wonderful way for our students to both get to know, and give back to, our military veterans,” Miller says.

All veterans and active duty service members are invited to participate. Fifty slots are available. Photo sessions will last fifteen minutes and are available during the following times and dates:

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31
  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Those interested should contact Miller by at (417) 873-6337 or at

The portrait project is part of a series of Drury events honoring the stories of U.S. veterans, which began this summer with the opening of the Veterans Views exhibit in partnership with the Springfield Art Museum (the exhibit runs through Nov. 26). It continued with a film screening and panel discussion at the Moxie theater last month, and includes an upcoming visit by acclaimed military historian Rick Atkinson on Nov. 8.


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