The ArtsCenter Photoblog

August 26, 2010


Hey ArtsLovers!

I’m back from a summer away! If you want to see some of the stuff I did this summer and some other really cool multimedia work from UNC students, check out It’s a collaboration to tell stories about places and personalities in the beautiful blue ridges of Little Switzerland, NC.

In May 2010, during the seventh annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, 19 students produced a diverse collection of stories that document life in and around the small mountain town of Little Switzerland, N.C. The base camp was located at Wild Acres, a beautiful retreat located on Pompey’s Knob, a mountain just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, at an altitude of 3,300 feet.

Situated on the edge of Pisgah National Forest, the area surrounding Little Switzerland boasts of all those things we love about western North Carolina, from scenic vistas and ancient forests to artisans and guitar-pickin’ heroes.

Click the picture below to see our stories!

April 27, 2010

Link Tuesday?

Filed under: links — Tags: — Lisa Pepin @ 11:19 am

Hey photoblog! I know it’s not our usual link day of Wednesday, but I found a really interesting blog I wanted to share. It introduces 500 photographers with all sorts of backgrounds, 5 photogs every week for 100 weeks. It’s on number 17 right now. Check it out here!


March 17, 2010

Link Wednesday

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 9:16 pm

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, your link this week is to the Flickr Blog’s Saint Patrick’s Day photos! It has some great shots of celebrations from around the country and a special section on Ireland. Enjoy!


February 24, 2010

Link Wednesday

Filed under: links, Music — Tags: — Lisa Pepin @ 7:04 pm

My link this week is not related to The ArtsCenter or photography–I just really like it and want to share it! It’s 8Tracks, a cool way to share playlists with people around the world. The best part is that you can upload anything you want into your playlist.


February 17, 2010

Link Wednesday

Filed under: links, Outside — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 2:24 pm

In the spirit of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and because I am something of an Olympics nerd, your link this week is the official photography page of the Games in Vancouver. You can sort through photos of your favorite sport (my personal favorite is always figure skating) or relive the opening ceremony through the lenses of some of the world’s best sports photographers. Enjoy!


February 3, 2010

Link Wednesday

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 9:44 pm

Your link this week is to the site of a former fashion photographer who has turned to documentary photography. In trying to describe it, I could not do her work justice so here, instead, are her own words.

“A few simple words about what I am trying to say, coming back from a long tiring day spent in one of the poorest neighborhoods here in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I do ask myself sometimes why I spend all of my time and funds to get to a certain place and meet certian people to try to make a story. The answer I get is always the same. If others could meet these people I´ve meet today, feel their pain, joy, hear their stories of hope, yet their little boys will most not likely reach their 20’s because of all of the violence and drugs on the streets. Someone told me there should be a warning text for sensitive viewers before going into some of my sections on my website. I told him, ‘That is exactly what I´m not going to provide. I want to disturb people, wake them up, make them feel something, make them take some action, be open for discussion. Many people live in little bubbles these days, more concerned about how to get a hold of the next BMW or talk about their ´´depression`. It all comes down to educating myself and others, to make others and myself feel more empathy. To shake others and myself up from our daily routines, to stop and rethink and appreciate what we already have, because so many people have much less.”



January 27, 2010

Link Wednesday: 1/27

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 3:42 pm

This Link Wednesday’s site is a Lens Blog post an interview with Haitian photographer Daniel Morel about covering the earthquake in Haiti. He has some really interesting things to say about photographing a disaster and what some news outlets are doing in Haiti.


January 13, 2010

Link Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:55 pm

Our first link in 2010 is, a great resource for people interested in photographing sports, as well as news and documentary-style projects. The message boards always have some interesting debates among pro photographers, and the equipment reviews give you pro opinions on all sorts of gear.


December 2, 2009

Link Wednesday 12/2

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , — Lisa Pepin @ 1:52 pm

Today’s link is 100 different shots of various things I wish I could see out my window every day. It’s one shot a day from Glacier National Park, lots of wildlife and nature. The photographer, Glacier Park Magazine editor Chris Peterson, used different types of cameras–including one from 1909!

I wish I were shooting that assignment instead of in Chapel Hill in the rain!


November 25, 2009

Link Wednesday 11/25

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , — Lisa Pepin @ 1:36 pm

Some eye candy for you.

We’ll be taking a break for the next few days, but we’ll be back next week. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


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