In 1994, photojournalist Judy Walgren won the Pulitzer Prize for her work documenting female genital mutilation in Africa. Since then, Judy has completed a number of projects depicting war zones, famines, draughts and all kinds of human crisis around the globe. Today we had the opportunity to get to know Judy and ask her about her best tips to create visual impact and convey the drama behind these realities, through a photo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBvOn95XzII&feature=youtu.be
Use your grid: Judy recommends using the grid on your screen or viewfinder while working on the composition of a photo. The idea is to position your main elements on either one of the junctions on the grid.
After leaving an impression, it became time for the The Women We Are exhibit to say goodbye to Lansing, but maybe not the surrounding areas. The thought-provoking exhibit that was temporarily located at the AA Creative Corridor on 1133 S. Washington St., came to an end on Thursday, March 5. Documentary photographer Amanda Grieshop said the closing week of her nude thought-provoking exhibit filled her with a range of emotions, from pride to frustration and disappointment to happiness and exhaustion. Not to mention a big crowd to end the week off with. “A large handful of community members came to see the show in the last few days it was up and that felt great,” the photographer said.
What was once a Lansing outdoor alleyway has become the temporary home to documentary portrait project, The Women We Are. Located at the AA Creative Corridor in Downtown Lansing, The Women We Are exhibit showcases the work of documentary photographer, Amanda Grieshop. The exhibit’s opening night was Feb. 6, 2015, and it will conclude on March 6, 2015. “It’s about nudity, it’s about being comfortable with it as a person within yourself.
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, award-winning photographer and author Ron St. Germain concluded the last of his winter season classes at the Harris Nature Center in Okemos. St. Germain, who has been photographing since high school, holds the class twice annually, once in the spring and once in the winter.