Wednesday, May 27, 2009

PSSST - We've Moved

In an effort to consolidate my life, I'm moving the UGA Photojournalism blog to another platform - it's now over at

A little more control, a little more flexibility. Please update your feeds. 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Space Shuttle Silhouette

I've been a space junkie since I was a kid. I don't know why, but the space shuttles have always been something really cool. (And I really, really want to be in Florida for a launch ...)

So I've read some and looked at stuff and think I've seen a lot of photos - but the third image here just blew me away. It is, in two words, stunningly cool

Nice work, Thierry Legault. Very nice work.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

And This is Why Photo Editors are Important

The Washington Times ... well ... read for yourself

Good grief.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

MediaStorm Workshop - Tuition Free

Passed along from Frannie Fabian ... 

Given the tough economic climate and the critical need for multimedia training, MediaStorm will be holding a one-time, tuition-free Advanced Multimedia Reporting Workshop, in Brooklyn, NY from June 20-26, 2009.

The MediaStorm Advanced Multimedia Workshops are designed for multimedia storytellers who want to get to the next level. It is not an introductory course. Students are responsible for their own travel, room and board. Reporters are expected to have a high level of competency with still photography, and be familiar with audio and video techniques. Editors are expected to be comfortable in Final Cut Pro.

We only have spots for 8 participants as Multimedia Reporters, Editors or Observers so we are expecting a competitive process. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 15, 2009. Participants will be selected based on the content of their applications. (click here for application form)

For more information, and to see work produced in previous workshops, see the Workshop site. If you have any questions, please email us at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photojournalism Workshop in Prague

FYI ...

I’m writing from Transitions (TOL), a non-profit journalism and media training organisation based in Prague. We thought that some of your students might be interested in our summer photojournalism course.

Each summer TOL brings together international groups of students and young journalists for practical training courses in international reporting, investigative journalism, photojournalism and new media.

An important aspect of the courses is the emphasis on practical training. We only work with trainers who have a strong track record with respected media.

The photojournalism course will be held in Prague over four days from August 4-7. Dean Cox, who will lead the course, is an international photojournalist whose portfolio includes work for The Associated Press, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, EurasiaNet and Bloomberg News.

The course will feature morning classroom training sessions and in the afternoons students will go out into the city to shoot. By the end of the course, each participant will have a complete, edited photo essay. And they’ll have learned to use many of the essential tools and techniques in the process.

Dean has trained on several TOL foreign correspondent courses and we’re looking forward to a successful photojournalism courses this August.

More information can be found on our website:

I’d naturally be happy to answer any questions that you or your students might have about the course. Thank you in advance for your interest in TOL’s courses; any help in disseminating the information is much appreciated.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

NY Times Audio Slide Show on Layoffs

Nicole Bengiveno of the New York Times takes a look at the person who has to make the layoff decisions and notifications. While the shooting is clean, it's the interview that gets to you. It has no natural sounds, but it works - solemn, serious. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kent State, 38 Years Later

John Filo, who shot the iconic photo from Kent State 39 years ago, talks about the photo and meeting Mary Vecchio years later