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Meet Emma Canny’16, whose photography shows a political bent

March 24, 2013

You can see Emma’s (and the work of many other student athletes) art through Wednesday in the Artleticsshow in the Wright Museum of Art.

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Name: Emma Canny’16.

Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.

Major: International relations (undeclared).

Sport/positions: Swimming, backstroker.

How would you describe your art, and what are you showing in the Artletics show? It’s very politically based, I’m showing two photography pieces of rural California landscapes, breaking apart common misconceptions of what is the backbone of the Californian economy. It’s very agriculturally based, and I feel that my photos reflect the beauty of the farmland in the countryside.

Favorite meal? Homemade shredded-beef tacos with a heavy side of Mexican rice.

Any advice? Smile more often.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Wiig, and Ellen DeGeneres.

What gets you up in the morning? My Keurig machine.

Who are your heroes? My friends serving in the Armed Forces.

Which talent would you most like to have? To burn an insane amount of calories while walking.

Beatles or Stones? Beatles, most definitely.

What are you most looking forward to? For the rest of my life to begin.