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November 16, 2009

PhotoNight LIV with Dave LaBelle

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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.

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 15, 2009

Photonight LIII

Photonight is tonight! 7:30 in Carroll Hall 33. The speaker tonight has been Director of Photography at National Geographic and Multimedia Editor at The Washington Post. I’m excited.

Below is the message from my professor about tonight with more info.


We are very pleased to announce Tom Kennedy will be our guest for PhotoNight LIII, Thursday, Oct. 15 from 7:30-9:00p.m. in Carroll Hall, room 33. Please note that due to Tom’s availability next week this is a departure from our usual schedule. It will be well worth it!

Tom Kennedy is an internationally-known visual journalist with extensive experience in print and online journalism, including positions as Managing Editor for Multimedia at The Washington Post and Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMY, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards.

“Tom Kennedy is a visionary and true pioneer of multimedia storytelling. His work is an inspiration to the profession and his commitment to the craft of visual journalism is unrivaled.” ~Brian Storm , President & Founder, MediaStorm

Join us to hear one of the truly rare thinkers in our business.

PhotoNight is free and open to the public. This announcement will also be available on

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.

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