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PhotoNight LII with Gary W. Green

PhotoNight LII will feature Gary W. Green of the Orlando Sentinel and will be held Tuesday, 9/29, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in room 33 Carroll Hall. Doors open at 7:00p.m.

Gary W. Green has been a senior photographer and lead sports photographer for the Orlando Sentinel since 2002. Before joining the Sentinel Green worked at the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and Tribune Chronicle in Warren, OH. He is a 1994 graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

Over the past 15 years, Green has coordinated and covered multiple Super Bowls, NCAA tournaments and Final Fours, NBA playoffs and Finals, World Series, BCS Championships, PGA and LPGA golf tournaments, Daytona 500 and NASCAR races, as well as the Kentucky Derby. Assignments have taken him to the baseball fields of the Dominican Republic, the slums of Tijuana, Mexico, the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, Canada and all over the United States. In addition to sports he has covered space shuttle launches, presidential campaigns, hurricanes, New York City following 9/11, and documentary stories throughout Central Florida.

PhotoNight is free and open to the public.

PhotoNight LI with Chad A. Stevens Thursday 09.03.09

PhotoNight is cranking up for the new school year and will feature our newest photojournalism faculty member, Chad A. Stevens. The event is Thursday, 9/3, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in room 33 Carroll Hall.

In the past five years, Chad A. Stevens has been a nomadic photographer and multimedia producer in Africa, a multimedia producer at MediaStorm, taught at Western Kentucky University and the International Center of Photography, studied as a Master’s candidate at Ohio University, worked on a documentary film about energy in Appalachia, and is now a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stevens’ work has earned recognition in the Pictures of the Year International and NPPA Best of Photojournalism competitions, The Emmy Awards, and The Webby Awards. He has lived and traveled abroad and produced multimedia for several NGO’s. While teaching at Western Kentucky University, Stevens created an annual documentary photography workshop, the Appalachian Cultural Project, and won the University Faculty Award for Public Service in 2006. Prior to all this, he worked as a staff photographer for the Kalamazoo Gazette and was named 1997 College Photographer of the Year.

Come see what the buzz is about and why we are so excited to have Chad join our faculty! We will begin with some short presentations of student work from the summer, including various multimedia projects, and Chad will start at 7:30. There will be light refreshments. Come and help us welcome Chad into our community!

PhotoNight Is Turning 50. It’s Time to Celebrate.

This Wednesday’s PhotoNight with Antonin Kratochvil will be the 50th PhotoNight at UNC. We think. Problem is we’re missing a few posters on the server and well, we’re just not 100 percent certain. The search will continue. Until we find those missing three, here’s a breakdown of 47 PhotoNights, dating back to 2003. PhotoNight is traditionally held on the last Tuesday of the month during the school year and offers students (and fellow professionals) the opportunity to learn from some of the best photojournalists in the world.

So again, please come join us for Antonin Kratochvil this WEDNESDAY (not Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. PhotoNight L will be co-hosted by the UNC Global Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies. The event, as always, is free and open to the public.

  • When: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday April 1st, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center
  • Free food: Of course.

PhotoNight XLIX with Kristen Ashburn

Please join us for PhotoNight XLIX with Kristen Ashburn. Ashburn is a documentary photographer who has received numerous honors including a nomination for the 28th Annual Emmy Awards (2007), NPPA- Best of Photojournalism (2007, 2006, 2003), the John Faber Award- Overseas Press Club of America (2006) and two World Press Photo prizes (2005, 2003). The Getty Grant 2006, and Canon’s Female Photojournalist Award in 2004.

Ashburn began to photograph the impact of AIDS in southern Africa in 2001. Her work has also taken her to Iraq a year following the US-led invasion, and Russia to cover the spread of MDR-tuberculosis in the penal system. Her work has appeared in many publications including Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Life and others.

In addition to a book signing, Ashburn will give a multimedia presentation from the film “I Am Because We Are,” which explores the lives of children who have been orphaned by AIDS.

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Film Credit: Nathan Rissman

Author proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the charitable organization Raising Malawi-founded by Madonna and Michael Berg-for their extensive work with orphans throughout Malawi.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday February 24, 2009 (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Where: Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center

PhotoNight XLVIII with Travis Long

Please join us this Tuesday, January 27th for PhotoNight with Travis Long of the Raleigh News & Observer. In June of 2007, Long became the first photographer at the News & Observer to transition from still photography to video. His work has garnered dozens of awards including recognition from NPPA, the Casey Medals, the Webbies, the Society for News Design, APME, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and several state press associations. Travis has always considered himself a backyard journalist. He says telling the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people in his own community gives him the greatest satisfaction.

Click here to view a selection of Long’s projects.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday January 27, 2009 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Room 33 Carroll Hall
  • Free food: Yes

Photo by Travis Long