Hello, my name is Lurda Jurgutis, and I am very interested in the Odyssey. My interest grew when my best friend and past roommate joined the club. Once I heard about the photography position, I knew it was something I could put my skills and artistic eye to. I have been taking photos ever sense I was in middle school, and became serious about it in high school. Senior year while taking Advanced Placement photography, I as awarded a Gold Key in the Scholastics Art and Writing photography portion, 2nd place in the Kiwanis Art Show for photography, 2nd place at the Verve show for photography, and received the Academic Award from my high school for having the highest GPA in my photography class. Four years of photography classes and 8 courses taught me the skills I need for fine art photography as well as street photography. With the Odyssey, I would love to expand my knowledge of photography while working to serve a greater purpose for the students of UGA. I would love to grow out the position and take it far through out my years here at the school. Photography is important in capturing the meaning and information behind the Odyssey and showcase it to the public in a visual sense. I see what others look past, and it is those moments that make a beautiful photograph. I believe with my knowledge and passion for photography, the Odyssey could be taken to a new level and play a more important role for students at the University of Georgia.
Also, feel free to check out my instagram because I keep a lot of my casual photography on there! @lurdacris