Please come join us tomorrow evening in Carroll Hall for PhotoNight XLVII with Steve Jessmore. Jessmore is the photo editor of The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was previously the director of photography at The Flint Journal. Jessmore has won numerous state and national photojournalism awards including the Robert F. Kennedy photojournalism award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged. He’s been a five-time Michigan Press Photographer Association Photographer of the Year, including four consecutive awards. He is also a six-time Michigan Understanding Award winner and two-time Michigan Picture Editor of the year. View his column, Sense of Community, from his time at the Flint Journal.
- When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday November 25th
- Where: Carroll Hall 33, Lower Level
Photo by Steve Jessmore
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
During this year’s first PhotoNight, UNC photojournalism students Courtney Potter, Abby Metty, Cassie Butler, Emma Patti, Kate Napier, Roxanne Turpen and Jonathan Young will discuss their experiences with internships and summer projects. The presentation will include some excellent work published in the Washington Post, National Geographic, Raleigh News & Observer, Naples Daily News, Southern Pines Pilot and the Herald Sun. Also, Professor Davison will screen documentary work from “Andaman Rising,” the school’s recent project on the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.
- Where: Carroll Hall, Lower Level, Room 033
- When: Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30
- Doors will open at 7:00, Refreshments will be served
Photo by Courtney Potter for The Naples Daily News
Bert Fox’s 33-year career in journalism began as a cub reporter in northern Utah, and took him through Oregon as a photojournalist, to Philadelphia as a picture editor and art director, onto National Geographic Magazine as a picture editor and most recently he is the Charlotte Observer’s director of photography.
Fox’s honors include being named “Picture Editor of the Year” five times by the University of Missouri in its annual Pictures of the Year competition. This month The Charlotte Observer was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Public Service Journalism for its stories and pictures chronicling America’s home foreclosure crisis.
- When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22 (Doors will open at 7 p.m.)
- Where: Carroll Hall Room 33 (Lower Level)
Ben de la Cruz is an Emmy Award winning documentary video producer and reporter for washingtonpost.com. Prior to joining the Web site in January 2000, Ben worked as an independent producer for public television, a print reporter covering the Internet industry and a freelance photography reviewer for Photo District News magazine. Ben has also co-produced songs released by Sony Music, Dischord and DCide Records. In 2006, Ben’s produced a series of 12 video stories about racial identity on washingtonpost.com for Being a Black Man, a year-long multimedia project that would win the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2007. These videos were also nominated for a national Emmy Award the same year.
Ben got his start as a filmmaker in 1996 by producing for PBS a documentary about a mentally challenged young man who learns to live on his own. It was a defining experience that taught him how the power of visual storytelling can positively impact social justice issues. His subsequent documentaries about homelessness, race, criminal justice, affordable housing, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have also been recognized for their excellence by the National Press Photographers Association, Picture of the Year International, Casy Medal for Meretorious Journalism, Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Web Reporting, the Online News Association Award for multimedia reporting, and the Associated Press Managing Editors Award, among others. Born in Manila, Ben now lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
- Where: Carroll Hall Room 033 (In the Basement)
- When: February 26, 2008 7:30-9:00 p.m. (Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m.)