Famous Wayne Shoe Shine

Kenny has been shining shoes in downtown San Francisco for more than thirty years.

Famous Wayne Shoe Shine is “world famous.” Famous Wayne lives across the San Francisco Bay in Oakland, California and commutes into the city. I had my shoes shined during a Society for Photographic Education conference. The SPE national conference was in San Francisco this year, but I did not travel far to attend. I live in Oakland, the same town as Famous Wayne.

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Tomorrow I am flying to Seattle, Washington for the Journalism Education Association  and National Scholastic Press Assocation national conference. I will present a new workshop about photo stories with Dave LaBelle. I might use slideshow photos I took of Famous Wayne to generate conversation.

How do you read a photo? What photo is the best first image for the story? Where does the story start?

Where does this story end? What images are missing?

Here is the rest of the slideshow.



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