Photo Story Presentation with Dave LaBelle

Somehow, I have done it again.

 (bryan farley)

I have found another partner to create an important presentation for the Journalism Education Association. Just as I have done at previous national conferences with the photography portfolio presentations, I have partnered with an amazing photography educator.

 (bryan farley)

In addition to being an award winning photographer, Dave LaBelle has educated many Pulitzer Prize winners. Dave has also written important books on photo ethics and story telling. Despite his accomplishments, Dave is friendly and modest. He is one of the most approachable people I know. At JEA conferences, his sessions are usually packed. I assume that a few hundred people will attend our photo story session.

 (bryan farley)

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the photo story has been greatly exaggerated. Dave and I will discuss the importance of the photo story, especially in a world that is increasingly virtual. Newer technology tools have helped image makers tell stories with pictures. Photo stories can be distributed more quickly with the internet. Unfortunately, visual literacy seems to be increasing faster than bandwidth.

Note from 2017: I think the last line should read, “Unfortunately, visual literacy is not increasing faster than bandwidth.”

2 Responses to “Photo Story Presentation with Dave LaBelle”

  1. Alice J Pierson-Knap says:

    Love that picture of you two!!!

  2. bryan farley says:

    Dave has taught me many things. One, he has taught me the long armed self portrait. Or in this case… self-portrait +one.

    This photo of the two of us is one of my favorite self-portraits+one. He is the master at taking them but this one is pretty good.


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