This year marks the 40th anniversary of this iconic photo from Vietnam. Instantly recognizable, this photo shaped people’s views of the times and in the moment is was taken, forever intertwined the lives of both the subject and photographer.
When I do career days at schools or talk to people about being a photojournalist, one of the basic questions I get asked a lot is, “What do you like best about your job?” That’s pretty easy. I get to work in an ever-changing environment where I am encouraged to flex my creative muscles. When [...]
Darnell Rias is 22. He lives in West York, likes to work out, plans to go to school in the fall, and about 1 1/2 years ago the M-ATV he was driving in Afghanistan was hit by an IED, injuring him the three other Marines in the vehicle. Reporter Mike Argento and I will be [...]
There are few things I love to photograph more than backstage. At a concert, talent show, or possibly my favorite – plays and ballets, I’m in heaven. There’s always drama, especially if we’re talking teenage girls, make-up, dramatic lighting, nerves, and if I’m lucky, costumes. Thursday I spent most of my afternoon/evening with a student [...]
If you happen to see an adorable photo of a kitten or puppy in the York Daily Record, there is a good chance it was taken by staff photographer Kate Penn. In her four-plus years at the Daily Record, Kate has developed quite a knack for capturing cats and dogs, including a front-page photo today [...]
Post by Jason Plotkin Sometimes I take a photo, that, in my mind, is innocent enough, but in some way or another, offends someone. I once took a picture of a woman in a hospital room eating dinner and did not realized that, on a chair in the background, her underwear were draped over it. [...]
One Saturday morning, I hired — well, asked — my boyfriend to drive me around in pursuit of a local man who carries the American flag on his morning runs. I met John Crone at a local 5K race, where I spotted him with his flag and asked if I could follow up with him [...]
I love shooting repetition; the shapes and symmetry that create order in a random world. Shot with a Motorola Droid X edited with Motorola phone tools.
I’ve been in York for a little over four years now, and each year there are certain events that I always cover that signal the beginning of a season. When I photograph Light Up Night I know it’s really winter. The first day of trout season means spring, and opening day for the York [...]
There’s a reason why I stay behind the camera. I get flustered when speaking to more than five people at a time, I stumble over my words, I have to concentrate to enunciate. But earlier today, I talked about photojournalism to two 75-minute sessions of high school students during Martin Library’s annual Youth Empowerment Summit. [...]
Post by Jason Plotkin I always joke that without my glasses, I’m blind. Having worn a pair since the first grade, my eyesight has gradually gotten worse. But there is something I’m always grateful for. I know what the color yellow looks like. For years now, the color of sunshine, daffodils and lemons that grow [...]