This weekend marked our second annual Carolina Photojournalism Sports Workshop, during which 23 students teamed up with a great team of pros to shoot Triangle-area sports. Students spent the weekend shooting high school and college football, college basketball and professional hockey. Awards were given for best feature, action and reaction as well as best sports package. View winning images
Congrats to all the winners.
Best in Show: Jessica Fuller
Best Action: Emma Patti
Best Reaction: Jessica Fuller
Best Feature: Chris Carmichael
Best Sports Package: Chris Carmichael
Thanks again to all the coaches: Ted Richardson (Raleigh News & Observer), Ethan Hyman (Raleigh News & Observer), Grant Halverson (Elon University/Getty Images), Kevin Cox (Getty Images Sport), Jeff Camarati (UNC-Chapel Hill), Chris Seward (Raleigh News & Observer),
Photos by Emma Patti (top) and Chris Carmichael (left).
This year, CPJ students in all sections were assigned to cover the historic 2008 election. For students in Jock Lauterer’s J180 class this meant covering Election Day dawn to dusk, from early morning voting to celebrations that lasted into the early morning of Nov. 5 for Obama supporters. For most students this was their first experience covering a news event. Good work everyone!
The advanced students multimedia presentations will be posted very soon, so stay tuned for that.
In early January, Shannon Greene and his family moved to Chapel Hill searching for refuge after a house fire and a motorcycle accident left the family of four searching for somewhere to call home. While nothing has come easy, with a little help and a lot of faith, the Greene’s have found a new home and a renewed sense of hope.
Photographer John W. Adkisson, sophomore, recently finished 5th in the second round of the Hearst Photojournalism Awards. Adkisson, along with seven other finalists, will submit additional photos for a semi-final round of judging this May. Of those, six photojournalists will be chosen to compete in the program’s National Photojournalism Championships in San Francisco, along with winners in the writing and broadcast news competitions.
Behind the play of star forward Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels enter ACC play unbeaten at 14-0 and on top of all the college basketball polls. The expectations were high when Hansbrough opted to return for the 2007-2008 season, and thus far, the junior hasn’t disappointed. He has seven consecutive 20-point games going into Sunday’s game against Clemson and is nearly averaging a double-double. Recently, the quintessential Big Man on Campus agreed to allow Carolina Photojournalism a glimpse into his life.
This year a record 858,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair. A cross-section of North Carolina culture, the state fair has lured people from all over the state with its mixed appeal of chaotic midway pleasures and rural charms since 1853. As evidenced by the wake of cars lined up along I-40 off-ramps, the state fair experience continues to be one of our most unique and cherished pieces of Americana. As always Carolina Photojournalism students were there to capture a fraction of the chaos. Click here to view this year’s stories.