American University Front-Page Story on AU Abroad in Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC, 23 February 2013 — American University published a front-page story on its web site about six AU Abroad students studying in Cuba during fall semester 2011. To see the piece, click HERE. The story includes images and a link to the trailer for “Through Their Eyes,” the one-hour documentary that my wife, Esther, […]

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Photographer’s Skills Transfer to Backpack Journalism

WASHINGTON, DC, 8 June 2011 — Tara Kocourek made this film during my 2-5 June 2011 Backpack Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. Tara’s background as still photographer is evident in this piece, a quiet examination of one artist’s quest for creative self. She used an HDSLR with separate recorder to ensure powerful images and professional […]

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Future Backpack Journalists?

SILVER SPRING, MD, 21 September 2010 — Rachel Ellis, a student in my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” class at American University’s School of Communication, aims her camera during a field trip to the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Another student, Sareen Hairabedian, is in the background. I teach photojournalism as either […]

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