Brooks Institute Of Photography Celebrates 60 Years Of Visual
Communication And Filmmaking Success
Brooks Institute seeks alums and community members to engage in their 2005 celebrations.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) July 5, 2005 –Brooks Institute of Photography plans to celebrate the school’s
60th anniversary throughout the remainder of 2005 and invites alumni and community members to be part of
the celebration. The school will is preparing a commemorative float for the annual Santa Barbara Solstice
parade and festival on Saturday, June 25. Faculty, staff and students are creating and building this mobile
tribute to the school’s programs in photography and filmmaking. www.brooks.edu
According to the school’s president, Dr. Greg Strick, “We are really proud of our 60-year history that is
marked by outstanding success for many of our graduates in photography and film. There are more than 7,000
Brooks’ grads working nationally and internationally. We are not in touch with all of these alums - and we
want to be. They are part of this school’s very unique history and we want them to be with us as we evolve
into ‘Brooks of the Future’.”
The school has grown philosophically as well as geographically and now encompasses campuses in Ventura,
downtown Santa Barbara as well as the home-base Montecito facility.
On October 22, the anniversary celebration will culminate with a major gala event at the Fess Parker
Doubletree Resort and Hotel in Santa Barbara. In theme, the event will celebrate the 1940s, when professional
photographer Ernest H. Brooks, Sr. founded the photography school.
“In 1945, Ernie Brooks envisioned the growing importance of professional career photography in a world
where communication was rapidly becoming more visual,” said Strick. “We will honor that vision and
perhaps use this gala culmination as a way to introduce a new vision for Brooks.”
In the hope of reconnecting with Brooks graduates, starting with the original 30 students who enrolled at
Brooks’ downtown Santa Barbara