Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Live Screencast with National Geographic’s Chris Rainier, 20 Seats Available

For those of you who cannot attend, we will be “airing” a live screencast of this month’s PhotoNight with National Geographic photographer Chris Rainier. There are only 20 seats available and they will be doled out on a first come, first serve basis. The link will be made available 30 minutes prior to the lecture, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. The screencast will be offered via DimDim, a free Web conferencing service. To learn more, check out their short video demo.

If you have any questions about the screencast please email Chris at

Carolina Photojournalism Students Take Home NPPA Multimedia Awards

The National Press Photographers Association’s monthly multimedia competition winners for September were recently announced and several CPJ students garnered top honors. Carolina Photojournalism’s recent multimedia project on the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in the Phang Nga province of Thailand, Andaman Rising,” was awarded first place in the multimedia project category. In addition, three stories from the project were also awarded in their respective categories. Congratulations to all the students involved. Here is a breakdown of all the CPJ award winners.

Preview: Cape Fear to Down Here, CPJW’08 at Ocean Isle Beach

This year’s Carolina Photojournalism Workshop site isn’t quite cooked all the way but it’s really, really close. Click here to view a map with story previews from this year’s site. In producing this year’s mix of stories, we kept a slightly tighter radius than last year’s Smoky Mountain Stories. But, as you can see from the map, we had students working on assignments as far north as Wilmington and we even encroached into South Carolina for the first time in workshop history. Enjoy the previews and expect an official release very shortly.

Google Maps API by Chris Carmichael
Inspired by Kelly Marks excellent Franklin Street Stories

James Nachtwey’s TED Prize Project Explores Potential TB Pandemic

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When James Nachtwey was awarded the TED Prize in 2007, he was given $100,000 and one wish to change the world. Nachtwey’s wish: “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.” While not announced at the time, that story was the powerful resurgence of an ancient disease, tuberculosis, which due to a lack of medications and ineffective oversight in the developing world has mutated into a deadly drug resistant strain, known as XDRTB. This week Nachtwey’s images will be shown to crowds of people on large screens in the world’s biggest cities as well as on the Internet.

For more info go to or pickup this week’s Time magazine.

PhotoNight XLVI with Chris Rainier of National Geographic, Oct. 28th

Chris Rainier is considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today. His life’s mission is to put on film both the remaining natural wilderness and indigenous cultures around the globe and to use images to create social change.

Rainier is a National Geographic Fellow, – co-directs the National Geographic Society’s Cultural Ethnosphere Program as well as the All Roads Photography Program. He is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, specializing in culture; a contributing photographer for National Geographic Adventure magazine; and a correspondent on photography for NPR’s Day to Day radio show. Rainier also heads National Geographic’s Enduring Voices Project, which is documenting the world’s most endangered languages. Rainier has traveled to all seven continents, making extensive expeditions throughout Africa, Antarctica, and New Guinea. His photography has been seen in Time, Life, Smithsonian, the New York Times, Outside and publications of the National Geographic Society. In addition, Rainier has photographed global culture and conflict, famine, and war in such places as Somalia, Sarajevo/Bosnia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Iraq.

He has won awards for his photography, including the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award given by the Explorers Club for adventure stories. Rainier’s photography has been shown and collected by museums around the world, including the Australian Museum in Sydney, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, the George Eastman House International Museum in Rochester, New York, and the United Nations.

  • When: October 28 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Where: Carroll Hall Auditorium (Room 111)

Photo by Chris Rainier