Photographer/Gallery Director/Content Strategist
- Graduated December 2018
Major: Art History and History
Minor: Studio Art
Photography team lead, Gallery team lead, and Content Strategist Rachel Crowe is in her last semester here at TAD after over three years! Rachel is TAD’s multi-talented superstar, double majoring in history and art history and minoring in studio art. About three and a half years ago, our very own Assistant Director Lindsey Cooper found one of Rachel’s photos in the Prism Gallery in Festival and asked her to apply. Growing up in Manassas, VA and spending most summers in Manhattan, Rachel started her interest in photography after high school when her parents bought her a camera as a graduation gift.
While working at TAD, she has gone beyond her Photography team responsibilities and decided to learn more outside of just that field. She wanted to take on more responsibility and show her love for TAD, so she learned along the way and became a Project Manager. Through working on that team, she eventually switched over to her current position on the Content Strategy team. Rachel may have learned about other teams along the way, but she also learned about gallery directing work on her own. She’s had several different internship and director positions for over two years at JMU’s Artworks Gallery, so she has no shortage of experience.
In her free time, (when she has any) Rachel does some screen-printing, “dabbles” in graphic design, watches Netflix, and thrift shops. She’s been skydiving even though she’s afraid of heights, can wakeboard, is good at Uno, and never loses in Punch Buggy.
“I’m literally a monster at that game,” Rachel said, with her friend and Project Manager Emily Setelin to back up her claims.
Fall Photo Shoot
There are plenty of internal needs for campus stock photography. Our designers and web developers use our photography to populate pages and design content for the clients of University Unions. The photo team is always looking for nice weather to shoot our photographic campus and its buildings.
Gandhi Fest 2017
Gandhifest is an event hosted by MAD4U on the Hillside Lawn. The goal is to advocate for peaceful protest and the teachings of Gandhi. TAD captures the yoga, musical acts, speakers, art, and more that take place on this day.
Each Spring Madipalooza takes over the East Campus Lawn. Musical acts, games, food, and booths are set up to entertain students. This all day event is one of the biggest events our photo team undertakes. The team usually works in shifts to cover the events throughout the day.
Spring Concert 2019
T-Pain came to the Convocation Center with opener Two Friends, an EDM duo from Los Angeles. He performed a mix of his older hits, including Buy U a Drank and Booty Work, as well as some of his newly released music. Throughout the show LED displays played vibrant illustrations behind the performers.
University Program Board Presents: Cash Cash
Every spring UPB brings a big act to the Convocation Center for the Spring Concert. TAD photographers cover this massive show and provide photos for UPB. Past acts have included, Macklemore, Juicy J, and Rae Sremmurd.