Top photojournalists gather in Asheville for weekend conference

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 2.40.32 PMThere’s going to be a great group of photojournalists gathered in Asheville this weekend for the N.C. Press Photographer Association’s conference.

From Carol Motsinger of the Asheville Citizen-Times:

Some of the state’s best press photographers will receive a more traditional art showing treatment this weekend, as the Photographer Association hosts a show, auction and presentation at Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The show features works by four past winners of the group’s Photojournalists of the Year honors. The evening will also feature presentations by the three judges for the NCPPA’s 2012 Photo of the Year competitions: Charles Dharapak, of The Associated Press; Eric Seals, photo and video journalist at the Detroit Free Press; and Gerry Melendez, of The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.

The 2011 Photographer of the Year is Logan Mock-Bunting, a freelancer who splits his time between Washington, D.C., and coastal Carolina shores.

He’s photographed in more than a dozen countries for a variety of editorial and advertising clients, and his work has appeared in such publications as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic Adventure, World Magazine, People, USA TODAY, Los Angles Times, The Guardian (London), as well as on the front page of The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune.

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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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1 Comment

  1. mary ellen sandridge February 22, 2013

    i attended a photojournalism conference several years ago in some way sponsored or connected to nick nichols (a weel known national geographic photographer from alabama)He has lived near Schylur, Va. for several years in the past there anything planned like this convention in or near Ashville in 2013 ?..
    i cannot find any information about it or anyone who knows anything about it..please help me out if you can. [email protected] or 256-651-3978.
    thank you .


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