Monthly Archive for September, 2008

PhotoNight XLV with Kyle Green (Roanoke Times)

Kyle Green, a two time regional National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) photographer of the year, is a staff photographer at the Roanoke Times. Prior to joining the newspaper in Virginia, Green worked for the Portland Tribune in Oregon and interned at the L.A. Times and the Vancouver Columbian in Canada. He works his story-telling craft through documentaries, portraits and illustrations. Green is known particularly for his proficiency with lighting techniques and his editing skills with Photoshop. In addition to NPPA regional awards, Green’s work has been recognized by the Virginia News Photography Association, Newspaper Association of America and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday September 30 (Portfolio Review Starts at 7:00)
  • Where: Carroll Hall 033, Lower Level
  • Free Food: Yes!

Photo by Kyle Green

Carolina Photojournalism Is Back…

And badder than ever. After a few weeks lost in cyberspace, Carolina Photojournalism is back. Apologies for the inconvenience. But now that the semester is in full swing, we can promise a virtual avalanche of great student-produced content in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please be sure to check out AndamanRising.org, our latest documentary project. Thanks for sticking with us.

2008 CPOY Competition Now Accepting Entries

The 63rd annual CPOY competition is now accepting entries. The deadline for entering is midnight September 26. That means you Carolina Photojournalism students! Remember all those great multimedia pieces that kept you up night after night sifting through hours of b-roll. You worked hard; so now’s your chance to get a little love for your efforts. Click here to view the categories. Remember that entering contests is not just about winning, it’s an opportunity to revisit your work, see how far you have come as a storyteller and polish your portfolio. It’s a good thing, so do it today.

[Preview] In Shadows: Stories of Hardship and Hope in Mental Health


In Shadows: Stories of Hardship and Hope in Mental Health (Preview) from Chris Carmichael on Vimeo.

Seven years after North Carolina legislators voted to move mental health care toward private community providers, patients with mental illness and their families are still waiting for stable and reliable mental health care services. In Shadows is a documentary Web site dedicated to telling the stories of those caught in the middle of a broken system. Site launch is scheduled for October 2008.

Video by Chris Carmichael

Carolina Photojournalism Publishes Documentary Site Andaman Rising


Photojournalists Rising from Andaman Rising-Thailand on Vimeo.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication announces the release of http://www.AndamanRising.org, a collection of 15 student-produced multimedia stories about life in southern Thailand after the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 14 journalism students traveled to the province of Phang-nga, Thailand to explore some of the most intimate corners of Thai society.

Based out of a village next to the Andaman Sea, students used photos, audio, video, graphics and design to craft cultural snapshots of a region that has risen above tragedy. Working with a team of Thai translators, they documented the story of a teenage cross-dresser in a traditional Muslim community, the narrative of an illegal immigrant family from Myanmar, and the spiritual transformation of a young monk.

Congratulations to all the students involved and a special thanks to all the wonderful families in Thailand who generously allowed us a glimpse into their lives.

Additional photos are available on Flickr.