Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Upcoming Photo Show

Sentinel photographers’ work on exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center

Sentinel Staff
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:43 PM EDT
Firefighters putting out a blaze in Fitzwilliam. A heron born at a rookery in Stoddard. Contra dancing at Stonewall Farm. For much of what happens in The Monadnock Region, The Sentinel is there to capture it through a camera lens.

A show opening next Friday is a chance to see pictures normally seen in the pages of a newspaper in a new light.

“The Eye of the Sentinel” is a collection of about 50 images shot by Sentinel staff photographers, most within the past 15 years. The show runs through May 1 at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Included is a series of black-and-white photographs by the late Wallace Baker, the first full-time photographer on the newspaper’s staff, who worked for The Sentinel from the mid-1960s through 1982.

The newest photography in the show is a series of framed color images that adorn the walls of the Sentinel offices.

Amanda Borozinski, a former Sentinel staff photographer who teaches journalism courses at Franklin Pierce University and Keene State College, thought the images should be seen by more than just those who visit The Sentinel.

“I thought, ‘Why are all these beautiful framed photos here and there’s nothing happening with them?’ ” she said. “I thought we had to do something with them — I thought the community needed to see these photos.”

Borozinski, who also submitted some images, organized the show with Sentinel President James A. Rousmaniere Jr.

“I think this was just waiting to happen,” she said.

Among her favorites is a photo by staff photographer Michael Moore of a couple kissing — while the charred remains of their home, destroyed by an electrical fire, looms in the background.

“What makes photojournalism unique is that none of those photos are staged,” Borozinski said. “All these moments are captured in time forever.”

Photographers whose work is included in the exhibit have garnered recognition beyond the pages of The Sentinel — 22-year staff photographer, videographer and video editor Steve Hooper produced an award-winning documentary, “An American Nurse at War”; editorial assistant and former staff photographer Traci Zabel earned an honorable mention from The Associated Press; and staff photographer Michael Moore has won more than 100 awards from news organizations for his work. Moore, who has nearly 30 years of experience as a photojournalist, has seen his professional work in photography appear in such places as The New York Times and Sports Illustrated as well as on HBO.

According to Rousmaniere, the first front-page image — a two-column portrait of Abraham Lincoln — ran in The Sentinel on Feb. 12, 1909. The photo commemorated the centennial of his birth.

The first news photo that appeared in The Sentinel was an image published Feb. 28, 1899 on page three. It was of the Thayer and Art Building, today known as The Keene Public Library. All the early news photos appeared on inside pages.

Front-page images were black-and-white until the early 1990s. Now, all images once shot on film developed in the Sentinel’s darkroom are shot in color on digital cameras.

Over the past few years, the newspaper’s image output has expanded to include video, posted on the Web site (SentinelSource.com). Another somewhat recent addition has been outtakes available for purchase from the Web site. In past years, only one, published, image was available for viewing.

Rousmaniere included some historic Sentinel front covers in the show to provide context. In the mix are the front page published on Black Friday in 1929 and a 1974 cover signaling President Richard Nixon’s approaching resignation.

Borozinski believes everyone will find something in the show that relates to their life in some way.

“The paper and the community already have a relationship,” Borozinski said. “(This exhibit) is another avenue to building this community.”

“The Eye of the Sentinel” opens Friday, April 2, and runs through May 1 at the Jaffrey Civic Center. An opening reception with refreshments will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. opening night. For more information, call 532-6527.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dresses - The Timeless Vixen

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monadnock Senior Basket Ball

These athletes are all seniors - as a gift their coach gives each of them a 12x18 foam core black and white print of themselves playing.

I was honored to be part of this fun - and challenging project.
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