Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween images

Okay, so some of you beat the 8 a.m Tuesday deadline by several hours. Good work!!!

As I feared, the costume photos abound. The assignment was to "capture" Halloween and, as you'll recall, I strongly urged, "No cute kids in Halloween costumes, please." Thus far, John Prater's photo stands out among the batch.

John's photo of a pumpkin being carved speaks best to the assignment. I'm hoping for more images of this type in class Tuesday.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Richard Avedon's work at the Amon Carter Museum

On Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m., we'll journey to distant Fort Worth to visit the Amon Carter Museum's dual exhibits: "In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon" and "Laura Wilson: Avedon at Work."

Students are encouraged to attend as this is a rare opportunity to see Avedon's work presented alongside that of Dallas photographer, Laura Wilson, who assisted Avedon during the summers of 1979-84.

If the photo gods smile on us, we'll get Laura in the classroom before the semester ends.

"But," you ask, "is it photojournalism?" No, it's not, but Avedon's influence permeates contemporary photography. His unflinching, in-the-face portraits from this project are powerful and compelling icons of the American West.

Listen to the KERA radio interview with Laura Wilson.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Photo captions and cutlines

There are excellent guides to photo captions and cutlines at University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications Web site and The Poynter Institute's Web site.

Both offer simple concise rules.