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!


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 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.”



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!


November 19, 2009

Link Wednesday 11/18

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related, Uncategorized — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 12:26 am

So I logged on in the middle of Lisa posting her link and kicked her off in favor of posting mine. Don’t worry though. I saw her’s and mine is much better. This week’s link is the The College Photographer of the Year competition! The annual competition recognizes photographers from schools across the country. Over 12,000 pictures and 226 multimedia projects were submitted. Results were announced last Friday. Scrolling through the list of winners, you will notice UNC students won several awards, including someone you might be familiar with.


November 16, 2009

PhotoNight LIV with Dave LaBelle

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related, PhotoNight — Tags: , , — Lisa Pepin @ 12:37 pm

It’s that time of month again! PhotoNight is tomorrow night at 7:30 in Carroll 111 (the main lecture hall) on UNC’s campus. Here is a link to LaBelle’s latest project.

Below is the official press release. It should be a good one, and it’s probably the last of the semester.



Carolina’s student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association presents PhotoNight with photographer Dave LaBelle in the Carroll Hall auditorium from 7:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The event is free and open to the public.

During his 40-year career, LaBelle has worked for 20 newspapers and magazines in nine states, including the Anchorage Times, The Sacramento Bee and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he was assistant managing editor for photography.

At 19, he was the NPPA Region 10 Photographer of the Year, an honor he repeated the next two years.

LaBelle helped build Western Kentucky University’s prestigious photojournalism program during his ten years as a faculty member. No less than seven of his former students have won Pulitzer Prizes and as many are professors teaching at respected universities.

PhotoNight is an opportunity for students, professionals and enthusiasts to come together and share work. The evening is designed to give photographers the chance to learn from each other and develop their own styles. PhotoNights are held around the world, providing an avenue for the enhancement of the photojournalism community.

November 11, 2009

Link Wednesday VIII

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 3:09 pm

Your link today is another depressing but incredible one–a photo story on the aftermath of nuclear weapons testing in Kazakhstan (when it was part of the USSR) by Getty photographer Ed Ou. Check out his use of light and reflections to tell the story of the effects of radiation poisoning.


November 4, 2009

Link Wednesday VII!

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:04 pm

Your link this week is the Magnum Photo Agency website. Magnum Photo Agency is a photographic cooperative founded by four of the legends of the business- Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour- after World War II. Today Magnum is a well respected photo agency working on projects all over the globe. Check out some of their work!


October 21, 2009

Link Wednesday V

My link today is an extremely moving video shot by Travis Fox for the Washington Post that Tom Kennedy showed at Photonight last week. It shows Kennedy’s idea of visual journalism–that it should put faces and human emotion on reporting, instead of just text, names and numbers.


Jumping on our new reader submitted photo posts, my link this week is an interview with travel photojournalist Robert Caplin. He gives some tips on how to shoot like a pro without spending thousands on equipment.


Older Posts »

Blog at