What do 20-time gold medal winning American swimmer Michael Phelps and David Burnett have in common?
Their award-winning accomplishments are on display now at The Eyes of History 2017 Touring Exhibit on the Peninsula College (PC) main campus in the Pirate Union Building. Pieces of the exhibit will also be on display at the Forks and Port Townsend campuses during fall quarter.
The international exhibit sponsored by National Geographic, Nikon, Tiffen, and United Airlines was brought to the campus by the PC Journalism program.
“It is an extraordinary collection of world class images of celebration, suffering, sports, civil rights, and celebrity unequaled for its depth and breadth,” Rich Riski, journalism program director and part-time instructor, said. “Everyone from President Barack Hussein Obama and wife Michelle, to the gifted, multiple Pulitzer-Prize winning work of Carol Guzy, of ZUMA Press and formerly The Washington Post, is highlighted.”
David Burnett, co-founder of Contact Press Images, served as a visiting instructor at Peninsula College in the past, offering student critiques, lectures, and collegial mentoring of photographers from The Seattle Times. To see more of his work, please visit https://youtu.be/BIQljHI62r4 and the Library Media Center LMC. A preview of the WHNPA Eyes of History 2017, is available at https://www.whnpa.org/
Interested in photojournalism? Peninsula College is offering a five-credit photojournalism class this fall on Tuesday nights, from 5-8 p.m. at the main campus. The course will emphasize developing feature and news judgment, ethics, editing, collaboration and field work to produce student portfolios. Visit http://classes.pencol.edu/Fall2017/CMST for more information.