Sunday, November 16, 2008


Krause Springs. Freezing cold. So much fun. Happy birthday, Sarah Moore.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

funx3 '08

St. Vincent was one of the best shows I've seen and shot in as long as I can remember. Keep it up Annie.

And I'd venture to say that Fun Fun Fun fest, and other smaller festivals like it, are much more enjoyable than the big mega-fests like ACL. I could shoot as long as I wanted in the pit, there was free beer/snacks/earplugs backstage, our cell phones didn't loose coverage and it was easy to hop from stage to stage without fighting through the masses and sweating profusely. As a regular attendee, you could show up at the stage mid-show and still get super close, if you're slinky. Fun, fun, fun.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

African Americans and the media from Courtney Dudley on Vimeo.

This is a little video I helped V shoot for her Citizen Journalism class. We talk a lot about the history of African-Americans in the media (remember OJ on the cover of TIME?) in our journalism intro classes. But these issues, like the lack of coverage and the inaccurate representation of the black community, seem to leave the forefront of our minds somewhere between J315 and becoming a "real" writer, reporter, photojournalist, or whatever.

"The responsibility in covering the news is to provide an accurate representation of society and if you are excluding people you are perpetuating stereotypes of people and you are not fulfilling your obligation as a journalist. This isn't about 'this is a nice thing to do,' this is really about good journalism." -Dr. Paula Poindexter

It's something we all need to remember. Sometimes I get really idealistic, inspired and borderline crazy when talking/thinking/pondering about journalism, especially the photo kind. I mean, we have the power to make change... really, we do! We can't make people read the news, we can only go so far as to provide it. So lets be and write and show the change we want to see in the world. Lets give an accurate representation of society so that society has the knowledge and the information that it needs to change and improve.