Faculty member Tim Broekema and WKU 1992 graduate Mark T. Osler traveled to Washington, D.C. to document the end of the journey for Florida legislator Joyce Cusack as she witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. Broekema was the project producer and worked as a photographer and sound journalist along with Osler to gather the images necessary for this production.
Congratulations to Philip Andrews for an Award of Excellence in the White House News Photographer Association “Eyes of History 2009” photojournalism contest Pictorial category. To view this and see other winners, go to http://www.whnpa.org/contest/eyes2009/stills/pictorial/hm/7.shtml
Senior Projects student Matt Schauer used single frame imagery used in rapid sequence to create this “poetic” montage of the water cycle. Students were given the theme of “State of your environment” and then were told to use multimedia techniques and music to explain their point of view.
Photojournalism Project students were assigned the theme of “Black and White” and then told to immerse themselves in a real situation where they could look at opposites. They had to observe the environment they were in and then determine when would be the right time to take ONE picture. They could use any lens they wanted but they were only allowed to shoot one frame. This exercise makes you think about the power of the single moment and encourages the photojournalist to observe.
Students in the Photojournalism Projects class were asked to represent the “state of their environment” by making use of plastic cameras. The images they took were to represent a complete feeling or emotion surrounding their theme.