Monthly Archive for May, 2008

CPJ Photographer Julie Turkewitz Featured on Political Blog

Some great work by Carolina photojournalist Julie Turkewitz was recently featured on Kenneth Cole’s AwearnessBlog.com, a social justice weblog and forum that was spun off from the designers Awearness Fund, a charitable campaign to fight AIDS and homelessness. Read what Julie had to say about this photograph of Hillary Clinton taken from the South Carolina Democratic primary.

I took this image in January, a day before the South Carolina Democratic primary. As a twenty-something, this is the first time I’ve seen people actually get excited about politics.

When I was in South Carolina, there was this undeniable energy – volunteers on every street corner, students parading through campus yelling for people to vote – that I had never seen before. The feeling was, and I think still is, that with the race so tight, individual votes actually count for something.

I spent the entire weekend of the primary trying to capture the excitement. I got this intense adrenaline rush when I finally snapped this image.

Photo by Julie Turkewitz

CPJW at Ocean Isle Beach Featured in Sun News Video

Carolina Photojournalism Workshop #5 at Ocean Isle Beach is officially over! This year’s workshop lasted seven days and included 23 students, making it the largest workshop to date. The stories were more diverse than in years past and the site design looks beautiful thanks to our two brilliant programmers, Seth Moser-Katz and Emily Merwin. We will be announcing the launch of the CPJW Ocean Isle site soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Until then, check out this great piece about the workshop and our very own Eileen Mignoni by Randall Hill of The Sun News. Special thanks goes to Randall for helping us put together this mix of stories.