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.
Signing the commemorative filmmakers poster
Taking questions after the viewing.
Photo by Melissa Sue Gerritts
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.
Check out the photos that earned Melissa the top honor for photographers.
Bryce Nixon, 17, and his father Lee Nixon cheer for Street Stock driver Spencer Martin in the 20-lap Street Stock race Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Allison Lee Isley
Three photojournalism grads finish in the top 10 of the National Press Photographers Association’s Southeast Region Monthly News Clip Contest. Each month photographers submit published images and points are awarded each month. Allison, a 2016 graduate and staffer at the Winston-Salem Journal, beat John Spink from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by 130 points.
Khadejeh, a 2018 graduate and staffer at the Greensboro News & Record finished 6th, but only participated for half the year during her internship at the paper and then when she was hired in August.
Melissa Gerrits, a 2011 graduate and Fayetteville Observer staffer finished 10th.
Congrats to Allison Lee Isley, 2016 Photojournalism graduate, now a staff photographer at the Winston-Salem Journal, won the North Carolina Press Association’s Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year Award and the John H. White “Keep in Flight” Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop. Two extremely prestigious awards in a couple of months!