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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.


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.


October 28, 2009

Link Wednesday VI

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 11:43 pm

I can’t believe it’s the sixth week of Link Wednesday! Here’s a special one: Mediastorm. It’s a really interesting multimedia website that a UNC professor, Chad Stevens, has done some work for. Some very interesting, very sad pieces.


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.


October 14, 2009

Link Wednesday IV

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 7:15 pm

Today’s link is the portfolio of Streeter Lecka, who graduated from UNC’s journalism school not too long ago, got an internship with Getty Images, went $15,000 into debt to buy sports gear, and ended up being a really fantastic sports shooter.

He’s based out of Charlotte now and shoots a lot of car racing, but he’s done a bit of everything in the sports world. Check it out!



I’ve decided to get in on this link thing to. Last summer several UNC journalism students spent six weeks in the Galapogos, exploring the islands and documenting life there. Their final projects are multimedia presentations. The website just went live last night.

September 27, 2009

PhotoNight LII

PhotoNight at UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is back and in full swing! Tuesday night, Gary W. Green, a sports photographer, will share his photos and speak in room 33 of Carroll Hall on UNC’s campus. PhotoNight is free, open to the public and a rare opportunity to hear pro photographers talk about why and how they make their photos. Previous PhotoNights have featured Antonin Kratchovil of VII Photo Agency (also the home of James Nachtwey, one of my favorite photographers), Kristen Ashburn, Ami Vitale, Steve Liss, Pete Souza, Chris Hondros and various photographers from the News & Observer.

Below is the email from my professor with more about Gary W. Green. Feel free to email me if you don’t know how to get to Carroll 33, and I’ll help you out!


PhotoNight LII will feature Gary W. Green of the Orlando Sentinel and
will be held Tuesday, 9/29, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in room 33 Carroll
Hall. Doors open at 7:00p.m.

Gary W. Green has been a senior photographer and lead sports
photographer for the Orlando Sentinel since 2002. Before joining the
Sentinel Green worked at the Akron(Ohio) Beacon Journal and Tribune
Chronicle in Warren, OH. He is a 1994 graduate of Ohio University’s
School of Visual Communication.

Over the past 15 years, Green has coordinated and covered multiple
Super Bowls, NCAA tournaments and Final Fours, NBA playoffs and
Finals, World Series, BCS Championships, PGA and LPGA golf
tournaments, Daytona 500 and NASCAR races, as well as the Kentucky

Assignments have taken him to the baseball fields of the Dominican
Republic, the slums of Tijuana, Mexico, the summit of Mauna Kea on the
Big Island of Hawaii, Canada and all over the United States. In
addition to sports he has covered space shuttle launches, presidential
campaigns, hurricanes, New York City following 9/11, and documentary
stories throughout Central Florida.

September 23, 2009

Interesting Link Wednesday

Wednesdays are pretty slow days at the ArtsCenter, so I’m going to start linking to the outside world of photography.

This week’s link is a slideshow. Last semester in my photojournalism class, we used to look at’s Photos of the Week in almost every class. I saw this slideshow covering the last decade in 59 images yesterday, and it hit me pretty hard.  I think it shows the huge scope of photojournalism, from the cutesy pictures of animals and kids (and nuns!) to images of war zones and natural disasters. It’s intense.

Some of the images are really graphic (MSNBC tells you which ones), so be warned.

Tomorrow: Lyndsay covers the Great Big Gone outdoor concert.


September 17, 2009

An interesting link

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 9:30 pm

Hey photoblog world!

I was surfing the New York Times today and came across this interesting blog of theirs about using photos for illustrations and editorials. I don’t want to say too much because I think the juxtaposition of the photo and its crop is pretty funny, but it’s an inside look into photojournalism that I find a little scary coming from Newsweek.

It’s part of Lens blog, the NYT’s relatively new photoblog. Check it out!

And stay tuned for gipsy jazz tomorrow with John Jorgensen!


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