Brian Cassella has been a staff photographer in the Tampa office of the St. Petersburg Times since 2006. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he is a 2005 UNC graduate where he began his career as Photo Editor of The Daily Tar Heel. He previously interned at The Seattle Times, the Hartford Courant, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Cape Argus in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, his coverage focuses on high school, college, and professional sports in the football-crazed state of Florida. His work has been honored by the Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, SND, the Southern Short Course, the NCPPA, Hearst and CPOY. In 2007, he was selected to the Emerging Artists Showcase at the Festival of the Photograph.
- When: 7:30 Tuesday November 27, 2007 (portfolio review 6:30-7:30)
- Where: Carroll Hall Room 33
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.
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Photo by Lauren Cowart
The state fair stories are done and will be posted on the site later this week. Each student produced a still slideshow with audio. While audio was an integral part of the award-winning J481 Documentary Photojournalism class last year, this fall marks the first time that J480 students have incorporated audio into their state fair stories. For many students it was their first experience with audio storytelling and we couldn’t be happier with the results. In fact, many students can’t be parted with their audio kits and have vowed to incorporate audio into their final projects. Next year, we’re hoping to incorporate smells into the state fair projects (Joe should have a beta version of SmellSlides 1.0 ready by then.)
Photo by Chris Carmichael
Given that judging was so difficult, especially in the action category, we’ve decided to showcase more photos from the first annual Carolina Photojournalism Sports Workshop. While they didn’t receive any awards, these images made it to the final stages of judging and represent some fine work. Great workshop everybody.
View CPJSW Winners and Finalists.
Photo by Kristin Wilson
The 62nd College Photographer of the Year awards were announced recently and we’re proud that, once again, UNC students were among the list of winners. This year 10,645 still images and 122 multimedia projects were entered in the contest by 461 student photographers from 88 colleges and universities in 10 different countries. Congratulations to all the winners.
- Crystal Street – Gold, Individual Still/Audio Story or Essay for The Mac
- Ricky Leung – Bronze, Individual Still/Audio Story or Essay for Lennie Edwards: A New Future
- Smoky Mountain Stories – Silver, Multimedia Project (Pat Davison, Jason Arthurs, Nathan Clendenin, Melissa Lyttle, Gary O’brien, Scott Sharpe, Tracey Trumbull, Chris Carmichael, Miranda Harple, Kat Kogue, Kent Kessinger, Ricky Leung, Joanne McVerry, Abby Metty, Allie Mullin, Courtney Potter, Logan Price, Maggie Sartin, Sabrina Short, Jenny Tenney, Traci White, Jonathan Stotts)
- On the Line – Award of Excellence, Multimedia Project (Pat Davison, Galen Clarke, Julia Barker, Kate Lord, Paige Lucas, Edythe McNamee, Joanne E. McVerry, Susannah Ray, Maggie Sartin, Crystal Street, Traci White, Melissa Williamson, Chris Carmichael, Beth Ely, Miranda Harpie, Ricky Leung, Jonathan Stotts, Kelly Marks)
Both Smoky Mountain Stories and On the Line were also awarded SNDies, a Silver and Bronze respectively, by the Society for News Design. Thanks to all the judges.