Please stop in for a visit to the Mass Media and Technology Hall gallery between now and the Christmas holidays to see a 35-print gallery and 16 video narratives centered around the School of Journalism and Broadcasting photo department’s annual Mountain Workshops.
A Week in the life of a Kentucky County: Henderson will be open Monday thru Friday until Dec. 18 from 9 am to 5 pm and is free and open to the public.
In 1976, two Western Kentucky University faculty members took a dozen photojournalism students into eastern Kentucky and Tennessee to document the 11 remaining one-room schools there. The teachers didn’t realize it at the time, but that was the beginning of an annual trek
Thirty-six years later in Henderson, Ky. there were three concurrent workshops held that fine-tune photography, picture-editing and multimedia skills of college students and mid-career professionals in an intensive weeklong effort that documents a town and its surrounding countryside.
WKU faculty members are joined by volunteer shooting, editing and writing coaches who travel here from across the country — from The San Diego Union- Tribune, from the Los Angeles Times, from TIME magazine, and a host of other venues — to guide trainees and produce content for a photo exhibit, several multimedia productions, and a book of 100-plus pages. From their humble beginnings of travel with cameras,
black-and-white film and sleeping bags, workshop staff now spend months planning and setting up sophisticated facilities with state-of-the-art computing and digital imaging equipment.
For further information please contact Tim Broekema, Associate Professor, WKU Photojournalism
(Source: Email from Tim Broekema, Nov 9, 2012)