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Witness: the Photography of Billy Howard

Opening Monday at the University of Georgia’s Circle Gallery in the College of Environment and Design, an exhibition by one of my favorites, Billy Howard. Reception from 4:30-6 on January 12.

Billy Howard Exhibit in Athens

One of my favorite documentary photographers, Billy Howard, will have a show up here at the University of Georgia next month. Opening reception on Monday, January 12 – get it on your calendar. Will be at the College of Environment and Design Circle Gallery on South Jackson Street.

Witness

Local Talk on Covering Grief and Loss

The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting Jessica Handler on Thursday, April 17, for a luncheon talk on covering grief and loss.

It’s free and there’s pizza, why wouldn’t you want to come?

Ochberg Society Exhibit in Athens

We will be hosting a traveling exhibit of images from the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for the next few weeks. It opens on Thursday, April 3, with a 4 p.m. panel discussion featuring CNN’s Jan Winburn, Moni Basu and David Rust, and ShareWIK’s Diana Keough.

This is open to the public and will be in the Drewry Room on the second floor of the college.

IRE Event in Athens – April 26-27

Not purely visual, but there’s an event run by Investigative Reporters and Editors coming up in late April. Worth getting on your calendar.

The Fifth Estate Screening in Athens

FYI …

There will be a screening of THE FIFTH ESTATE on Wednesday October, 9th at the Tate Theatre (in Athens, Georgia) at 8:00pm.

SYNOPSIS:
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”

A dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruption of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

McGill Symposium on Journalistic Courage

For those near Athens, on Wednesday, October 9, we will be having our annual McGill Symposium on Journalistic Courage here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This is a series of four discussions, the opening one being with the Boston Globe’s John Tlumacki who was at the finish line of this year’s Boston Marathon.

All are welcome, the opening session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the college’s Drewry Room.

SCOTUSblog Event

The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will be hosting a one-day event that focuses on the Peabody Award winning SCOTUSblog. Scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, in the auditorium of the Special Collections Library, the event will kick off at 8:45 a.m. and is open to the public.

Learn About Snow Fall

On Tuesday, John Branch from The New York Times will be talking about the stunning Snow Fall project he wrote late last year. If you haven’t experienced – and that’s a deliberate word choice – this, you have to click on the link.

He will be speaking at 12:30 in the Tate Reception Hall, which is on the first floor of the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.

Want to see what the future of journalism may hold? This is a big part of it.

The Business of Visual Journalism

Pencil this in your calendar … on Thursday, March 21, we will be hosting our second Business of Visual Journalism symposium here at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

We will have three talks in the afternoon, starting at 2, and all are open to the public.

First up will be Billy Howard, who just had a collection of his portraits of people with AIDS posted on CNN’s Photo Blog. He will be talking about the importance of personal projects and how to maintain a passion for photography while building your career. If you haven’t seen his Step Inside My Head package, you really need to.

At 3, Laurie Shock will talk about documentary photography and designing books. She recently completed two projects, one of which is already a favorite of mine – Arthur Grace’s America 101.

At 4, we will have a panel of UGA Visual Journalism alumni talking about how they got where they are now. On the panel will be Lindy Cordell (ABJ ’09), wedding and portrait photographer, Caroline Kilgore (ABJ ’07), photo director at Atlanta magazine, Jackie Reedy (ABJ ’10), communications consultant for Chik-fil-A, Ashley Strickland (ABJ ’10), assistant producer at CNN, Jon-Michael Sullivan (ABJ ’10), The Augusta Chronicle, and Autumn Vetter (ABJ ’09), recently at the Forsyth County News.

Come on out and spend an afternoon here in Athens, we’d love to see you.