December 1st Photojournalism Pioneer is here

To download this week’s Pioneer, click on this link –> dec1photojournalismpioneer

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Congratulations Farzana and Marta!

The Loyalist Photojournalism Program saw two of our very best honoured last evening, as the 2016 Premier’s Awards were celebrated at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. We are so proud of Farzana Wahidy (class of 2009) winner in the Creative Arts and Design category, and Marta Iwanek (class of 2013) nominee in the Recent Graduate category. One hundred and seven outstanding Ontario College graduates were nominated in six categories, celebrating the very best of Ontario College alumni. Congratulations to Farzana and Marta for your work, your commitment, and the example that you set for all to follow. We are so proud of you both.

Farzana is shown below with Deb Mathews, Deputy Ontario Premier and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development (left) and Loyalist College President Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan.pa8

Below, Photojournalism Program Coordinator Frank O’Connor is flanked by Marta Iwanek ,(class of 2013) (left) and Farzana Wahidy, (class of 2009)  pa2

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The November 17 Photojournalism Pioneer is here

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The crack where the light gets in……

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It occurs to me, if the events of the past week have taught us anything, it is that more than ever we need good journalism. To put a finer point on it….good solid visual journalism…..photojournalism.

In a world where blinding mindless imagery has served us all so poorly in helping us understand each other, we are desperately in need of good visual storytellers.

The late great Leonard Cohen penned the line “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in “ Those cracks and crevices are where we live…telling stories, shining a light, bearing witness to the world around us. Urban or rural, big city, small town, it does not matter.

If you wish a life with a sense of purpose …..come and see us. Give us a call.

Photojournalism lives here……thrives here….despite all the challenges in the world.

We are not the only place to learn this craft, but I believe we are a great place to learn this craft. You may be surprised at what you learn about yourself, and about those cracks and crevices.

FOConnor@loyalistc.on.ca

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Nov. 10 Photojournalism Pioneer is here

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PhotoJ grads and students front and centre in US Presidential election

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-8-29-46-amLoyalist Photojournalism alumnus Carlo Allegri captured U.S. President -elect Donald Trump casting his ballot Tuesday. Loyalist undergrads were present as well as New Yorkers and Canadians reacted to the results. Please see the Photojournalism Pioneer posting later today.

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Great Photojournalism lives here

The photo staff of the Hamilton Spectator is among the best in the country. Spectator columnist Susan Clairmont paid fine tribute to her talented co-workers in a column this week, and with her permission I am posting the link here. Eighties Photo J grade Scott Gardner is among those mentioned. Well deserved.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6905664-focusing-on-the-people-behind-the-spectator-s-lens/

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