Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

Pomp & Circumstance: The Future for Photojournalism Grads

I’ve seen a lot of really talented, young photographers coming out of various colleges and universities in the past few years, their portfolios showcasing meaningful images of social concern such as poverty and drug use. Their slick, digital portfolios transition from classic reportage to subtle portraiture and on to sports related imagery effortlessly as soft…

Thoughts on a FURLOUGH Day

As a part time lecturer in Photojournalism and Visual Communication at a state university where furlough days are mandatory, here’s how I have come to think of the word (read the one word definitions as a sentence for a fuller picture) F– Frenetically U– Unbelievable R– Remedial L– Losing O– Opportunity U– Unless G– Governor…

James K. Colton Lecture at Annenberg

James K. Colton Lecture at Annenberg

I had a chance to catch a long time editor, mentor and friend lecture the other night at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. Jimmy Colton, Picture Editor at Sports Illustrated, flew in from NY to speak to a packed house about what he looks for when editing for Sports Illustrated. Having worked…

Canonizing Michael Jackson

Canonizing Michael Jackson

The sadness and feelings of despair have invaded the deepest part of me. It is hard to concentrate on anything else but the loss I, like millions of others, am enduring. How will we function now? What will fill the void? We’ve all suffered losses in the past, but this seems particularly hard to overcome….