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Monthly Archives: August 2008


This Thursday, August 28th, the featured speaker in ADPR 3150 will be
advertising and editorial photographer Jim Fiscus. If you’ve been to the
National, you might have seen Jim’s portrait of the hip hop band Outkast in the
bar (terrific photo!).

We’ll meet at 6 p.m. in room 248 of the SLC. Here’s a bit more info about Jim

In 15 years of shooting Jim Fiscus has shot campaigns for Levis, Nike, HBO, and
many others. He was voted International Photographer of the Year for 2006. His
work was featured on two Communication Arts covers, and named #1 on
Campaigns 2008 list of top photographers in the United Kingdom. Jim Fiscus
lives and works from Athens, GA.


The New York Times has a neat multimedia feature up on the city’s subway system. But they’re done it with a little twist: Ever wonder where the train goes after you get off? The rode all of the lines to the end, and then did photos, audio slide shows or videos about the areas at the end of the lines.

(Thanks to Prof. Janice Hume for the link.)

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tomkins has links to great stories about the decline of inner-city grocery stores – I see this as a great college-town story, too.

Where are students getting their groceries? Athens, Ga., has a lot of grocery stores, some along bus routes, but is there a subset of students (perhaps international students) who don’t have cars that are using convenience stores? 

Okay, I admit, I haven’t had this argument in a very long time. And I don’t want to have it. Really, I just don’t care anymore. It has been almost two years since I ran a roll of film through a camera and, as discussed in this post by National Geographic’s Director of Photography David Griffin, I shot film because of the camera (my beloved Leica M6) and not because of the medium.

(What? You haven’t heard me wax poetic about the beauty of the Leica? *sigh* I so miss mine, but the digital version just isn’t there yet. Maybe the next generation will hook me in again.)

Rob Haggert pointed to this entry from his blog, A Photo Editor, and also noted the closing graf, which I shall echo:

At National Geographic we do not require photographers to shoot one way of another–we support both approaches. Ultimately, we care more about what is being photographed and less about how.

Sage advice.

Outside of the realm of photojournalism, but certainly worth looking at – Women are Heroes is a project looking at marginalized women, photographing them and then displaying their images in their communities. 

Short piece on how Michael Steele and Getty Images cover track events in Beijing.

Wow … this is … different … 

Images of the newly-redesigned paper are available on the VisualEditors site, and they are a departure from almost everything I’ve ever seen in a newspaper. 
Will have to follow this closely …

In Fort Worth, Texas, from February 27 through March 1, 2009 the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference will feature:

  • James Nachtwey,
Freelance, New York, NY
  • Ashlie White,
Director of Communications
Adaptive Technologies Inc.
Raleigh, NC
  • Scott Strazzante,
Staff Photographer
Chicago Tribune
  • Bob Carey,
NPPA President & Professor at Gardner-Webb University
  • Billy Calzada,
Staff Photographer
San Antonio Express-News
  • Matt Miller,
Director of Photography
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Stanley Leary,
Freelance, Roswell, GA
A good line up …
(Note that this is sponsored by several Christian groups. Having never been, I don’t know if that affects the presentation in any way.)

His take on the mid-way point of covering the games, as much introspection as reflection.

Boston Globe photojournalist David L. Ryan has long been known for his aerial photography, and now there’s an audio slide show of him talking about it

(If you looked really carefully, you might see me in the Boston Marathon photos. I can’t see me, but maybe you could …)