Congrats to graduate Allison Lee Isley for winning the National Press Photographer Association’s Southeast Regional Monthly Clip Contest Photographer of the Year honors!
Jakay William Ervin, Sr., a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, explains how Marines got the name “Jarheads” by demonstrating how they would place their hats on top of their heads sideways and “screw them in place” so the bill faces forward. Photo by Allison Lee Isley
Khadejeh Nikouyeh (Greensboro News & Record) won first place Sports Feature Photo in the AP Sports Editors national contest for her photo from the state high school championship game.
Dan Busey (The Decatur Daily, Alabama) won first place in Best Spot News Photo: “Hallelujah!” in the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors contest and second place in Best Sports Feature Photo: “Prayer”
The Photography Program at Randolph Community College was well represented on Friday night at the Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The event was held outdoors under the stars on the Bicentennial Plaza in front of the museum.
Photojournalism students taught by Jay Capers and Khadejeh Nikouyeh produced an 18 minute documentary video entitled “Blue and Gold Marching Machine” that features the musicians and dancers of the North Carolina A&T State University’s marching band, now in their 100th year.
RCC photography graduate, Griffin Hart Davis, presented his 10 minute narrative short film entitled “Fall of the Matador” that depicts a matador who struggles with his emotional and spiritual existence as he practices his craft of bullfighting. Another RCC photography graduate, Eric Waters, was among those who assisted Griffin with the project.
These two films with Randolph Community College connections are among 59 juried films that were included in the 2019 Official Selections for the Longleaf Film Festival.
Congratulations to Melissa Sue Gerritts, Photojournalism alumni class of 2011, winner of this year’s North Carolina Press Association’s Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year for her work at the Fayetteville Observer.