RCC Photo Alumni

RCC Photojournalism Alumnus Receives A Hearst Award

8 year old boy wearing a red, white and green striped shirt tearing out dashboard parts from an old Saab automobile.

Photo by Dillon Deaton, class of 2014

Blake Hendrix, 8, attempts to remove a part of the dash from an old Saab in the front yard of his home outside of Berea, Ky. Blake is helping to strip the car for parts to sell with his two brothers and two friends.


The photo was taken when Dillon attended the Mountain Workshops, a photojournalism workshop series in Kentucky. The image was a feature in Dillon’s 5th place portfolio. Dillon is continuing his education at UNC Chapel Hill, studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a photojournalism specialization.

RCC Multimedia Students Produce Music Videos

The class is assigned to produce a music video for a local musician or band.

The video must include a story telling element.

“If I Had My Way” by Fernanda Baldi

“Serpents” by Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves

“Friar Tuck (Was the Real Hero) by Eyes Eat Suns

“Sinking Feeling” by All My Circuits

Randolph Community College Photography Alumni Spotlight: Joey Seawell

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Photo by Joey Seawell

Joey Seawell graduated from Randolph Community College in 2004, majoring in the Commercial Photography concentration. Joey first found his interest in photography when he started taking pictures of his friends doing crazy tricks on their BMX bikes. When Joey attended the photography program, he interned at Widner Creative (now called the White Orange Productions) and at Exum Photo. Since Joey graduated, he has started a family, traveled many places, learned a lot about business and has photographed many, many people. He most recently traveled to Kauai, “It is the most amazing place I have ever seen. Truly magical.” Joey mainly focuses on lifestyle advertising projects and shoots with small dslr cameras and medium format cameras to capture still projects. For motion projects, he uses dslr cameras and also cinema cameras. His favorite projects so far have been his travel and southern culture projects. “I love meeting new people and documenting the culture around my home in the south.” Joey’s most challenging experience has been saying no to a job, sometimes a certain job just doesn’t work with everyone, even when it is really hard to walk away from it. Every day the list of things he would like to accomplish grows and grows. “I feel that I am on the right track.  The dream was to graduate and make a living with my camera; so far I’m living the dream.”

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Joey Seawell

 Story by Zoe Zielinski, Class of 2015

As part of the Journalism class the Photojournalism students are required to take, the students interviewed and wrote a short profile story on a Randolph Community College Photography Program graduate. We will feature a new profile each month over the next year.