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Emerging Talent - Patrick Breen

Emerging Talent – Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen grew up in Nebraska graduating from UNL in 2012. He is now a staff photographer for the Arizona Republic after interning there, the Lincoln Journal Star and the Northeast News Company. What brought you to photojournalism? Can you think of one specific moment? I don’t know if there was one specific moment, but...
Emerging Talent - Brett Carlsen

Emerging Talent – Brett Carlsen

Brett Carlsen was born in Rochester, New York in April of 1986 but grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania.  It took him eight years to finish college as he changed from engineering to art and then to photography finally finishing his degree in photojournalism at RIT in 2012.  He has been freelancing for...
Emerging Talent - Samuel Wilson

Emerging Talent – Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson is a recent graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. He interned at the Fort Collins Coloradoan last summer and was awarded 1st place in multimedia at the 2013 Hearst championship. What brought you to photojournalism/photography? Can you think of one specific moment? I asked a lot of questions when I...
The Story Behind "Fly Over Me"

The Story Behind “Fly Over Me”

“Fly Over Me intends to share modern rural American life in Valentine, NE, and the surrounding areas, through interactive documentary multimedia.” The team: Andrew Dickinson is a 22-year-old photographer from Kansas City, but lives most of the year in Lincoln, Neb., where he’s about to be a super senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s...
Emerging Talent - Adam Wolffbrandt

Emerging Talent – Adam Wolffbrandt

Adam Wolffbrandt is a senior at Western Kentucky University. He is currently interning at The Indianapolis Star. He has previously interned at the Lexington Herald-Leader, The Buffalo News, and the Lincoln Journal Star. Adam will be interning for the Chicago Tribune in the fall. See more of Adam’s work here. What has been your biggest...
Students, Spot News and the Boston Bombing

Students, Spot News and the Boston Bombing

Michelle Jay was on Heartbreak Hill when her phone died. The photo editor of The Daily Free Press at Boston University didn’t think much of it. She was doing double duty, focusing on a few runners and photographing the Boston Marathon for an advanced photojournalism class and for the newspaper.  Around 3 p.m., she noticed...
Emerging Talent - Carolyn Van Houten

Emerging Talent – Carolyn Van Houten

Carolyn Van Houten is a junior at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is currently interning at the Raleigh News & Observer. She is the UNC NPPA chapter president and will be interning for the Chicago Tribune this coming summer. Carolyn’s work has been recognized by Hearst, North Carolina Press Photographers Association, College...
Emerging Talent - Grant Hindsley

Emerging Talent – Grant Hindsley

Grant Hindsley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and is a photojournalism student at the University of Missouri. He first interned at the Associated Press in Los Angeles last year and will be interning at the Denver Post for the coming summer. Grant is also a semi-finalist for this year’s Hearst photojournalism competition. See...
Emerging Talent - Ian Bates

Emerging Talent – Ian Bates

Ian Bates grew up in the suburban town of North Brunswick, New Jersey. His interest in photography began with his obsession of creating things. First, with a cheap point-and-shoot film camera brought to a field trip to the zoo in elementary school, and later in high school photography classes. The images became a way to store...
Building Strong Work and a Stronger Community

Building Strong Work and a Stronger Community

The students of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Journalism gained great experience and served their community by documenting the devastation of a tornado that killed eight and tore apart the town of Harrisburg in February of 2012. Not only did they cover the aftermath as the news broke, they transmitted for daily media...

Emerging Talent- Andrew Dickinson

Andrew Dickinson is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is originally from Kansas City, but has spent most of his time living in Nebraska since he started college. Check out more of his work here. Why did you go to India? I went to India along with a group of three professors and...
Internship Perspective: Jordan Stead

Internship Perspective: Jordan Stead

Jordan Stead is Seattle native and 2011 graduate of Western Washington University with a major in visual journalism and a minor in environmental studies.  He has interned and been affiliated with such outlets as ZUMA Press, Seattle Magazine, The Bellingham Herald and The Skagit Valley Herald. His work is recognized by the National Press Photographers...