Tuesday November 15th, 2011

Backpack Journalism in News Photographer Magazine

HAVANA, Cuba, 15 November 2011 — This two-page spread appears in the latest edition of News Photographer Magazine, published by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). It shows Chelsea Crandall, one of my AU Abroad students this semester, at work in Habana Vieja. I’m teaching my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” class to the AU students, documentary photojournalism being the foundation of the methodology we refer to today as “backpack journalism.”

(Photo by Bill Gentile.)

Friday November 11th, 2011

Backpack Journalism Back in “Habana Vieja”

OLD HAVANA, Cuba, 11 November 2011 – Students at a workshop run by the Office of the City Historian learn to replicate centuries-old metal decoration as part of an overall plan to restore the colonial-era city. I documented part of their training while working on a backpack journalism project here in Cuba.

(Photo by Bill Gentile.)