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PhotoNight LVII with Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber

Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber are a husband and wife team who use still photography and cinematic video to provide compelling visuals and storytelling to editorial, non-profit and commercial clients.  Ackerman and Gruber began as newspaper photographers where they learned to be quick on their feet and nurtured the way they see the world. Since, they have won an Emmy and have worked for editorial and commercial clients around the world.

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 style.  For more information contact Chad Stevens at

Check out Ackerman Gruber Images to learn more about their work, including Jenn’s excellent Emmy award-winning piece Trapped.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday March 23
  • Where: Carroll Hall Rm 33

Photo by Jenn Ackerman from Behind the Crown.

PhotoNight LVI with Brian Storm of MediaStorm

Brian Storm, president of MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio based in New York City will be the speaker for PhotoNight on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carroll Hall auditorium (room 111). (Note that this is a departure from our normal schedule, which is to hold PhotoNight on the last Tuesday of the month.)

Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. Storm led Corbis’ global strategy for the news, sports, entertainment and historical collections. He directed the development of Corbis’ production tools and the representation of world-class photographers for assignment work with a focus on creating in-depth multimedia products.

From 1995 to 2002 Storm was director of multimedia at, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site. Storm created The Week in Pictures and Picture Stories to showcase visual journalism in new media.

Storm serves on the advisory board for The Council on Foreign Relations, The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Alexia Foundation, and Brooks Institute’s Journalism School. He has judged both the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year and the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contests.

Storm received his master’s degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri where he ran the School of Journalism’s New Media Lab, taught Electronic Photojournalism and produced CD-ROMs for the Pictures of the Year competition and the Missouri Photo Workshop.

PhotoNight LV with Travis Dove

Travis Dove is a freelance photographer based out of North Carolina. In recent years his work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others. While working toward a master’s degree in photography at Ohio University School of Visual Communication, Travis was named the 2007 College Photographer of the Year and awarded a prestigious one-year photo internship with National Geographic Magazine. Travis has worked for several American newspapers including The Boston Globe and The Charlotte Observer and his work has appeared in large and small publications across the globe. Recent clients include National Geographic Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday January 26, 2010
  • Where: Carroll Hall Room 33 (Lower Level, UNC School of Journalism)
  • Free Food: Some.
  • Doors open at 7:00. See you there.

Photo by Travis Dove from Skate Rats!!

PhotoNight LIV with Dave LaBelle November 17

Please join us Tuesday November 17 for PhotoNight featuring Dave LaBelle.

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 photo-journalism 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 LIV will begin at 7:30 and will be held in the auditorium (RM 111) of Carroll Hall.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there.

PhotoNight LIII Featuring Tom Kennedy Thursday, Oct. 15

We are very pleased to announce that Tom Kennedy will be our guest for PhotoNight LIII, to be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 7:30-9:00p.m. in Carroll Hall, room 33. Please note that due to Tom’s availability, this is a departure from our usual schedule. But 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 great thinkers in our business.

PhotoNight is free and open to the public.