I Love Gifts in the Mail: Thank You Michael Wilson and Jayme Stone “The Yo-Yo Ma of Banjo”

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It was a great pleasure to host Cincinnatti’s finest Michael Wilson at Casa Teddy Roosevelt last winter (so happy to call it LAST winter now!).  He was in town working with Colorado-based banjoist, compositionist and instigator Jayme Stone who was creating an album of Allen Lomax collected tunes and Michael was photographing objects from the Lomax collection at the Library of Congress.

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The album. Who doesn’t love a beloved analog object immortalized on film! Working in a museum has really increased my appreciation for the artifact.

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If you like this kind of music which I do, very much so, you can download the album and liner notes digitally on Bandcamp and iTunes or order the CD from Borealis Records. The recording features 20 songs, 15 musicians, and a deluxe 60-page booklet with archival photos and detailed song notes. Have a look at Jayme’s upcoming tour dates and get your tickets for a show nearby. This is still very much a grassroots effort and your support of this music and your help speading the word makes a tangible and much appreciated difference.

“An essential album.” — FOLK ROOTS
“A transatlantic session with blood, guts, and grit.” — THE HERALD
“A truly inventive spin on some very old tunes.” — GEORGIA STRAIGHT

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Thanks Jayme and Michael! It was a real treat to receive your mails.

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Keith Jenkins General Manager for Digital Media at Nat Geo speaking at NOVA Alexandria Campus March 31

The NOVA Photography + Media Program at Alexandria is pleased to announce a special event on

Tuesday March 31st in the Bisdorf Auditorium Room AT196 at 7 pm.

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National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins will share his leading edge perspectives in a presentation on the future of digital media for photographers, videographers, editors, and anyone interested in our changing media landscape.

Keith Jenkins is the General Manager for Digital at National Geographic, where he oversees the Society’s online presence and staff. In the short time he has been at NGS, Jenkins and his team launched Proof, NGS’s photo blog, and helped grow Your Shot, NGS’s online photo site, into a thriving community.

Jenkins came to National Geographic from NPR.org, where he served as Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia.  Before NPR, he wore many hats at The Washington Post—staff photographer, photography editor, and Deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Photo.

Jenkins is a distinguished speaker on photography and multimedia. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Jenkins has won numerous awards, including Emmys and Webbys. In  2007 Jenkins was the photo editor for The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has also won awards from World Press Photo, The White House News Photographers Association, and the National Press Photographer’s Association. Jenkins is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law.

For more information contact Page Carr by email lcarr@nvcc.edu

Or visit www.nova.edu/alexandria/visual/photo

PS Free parking in the DAWES Garage (they won’t tell you this, but it’s true so don’t accidentally pay)

If you’d like to listen to a recent lecture by Keith at Brown University click here.

Consumed featured in London Exhibit of Syngenta Photography Awards through April 10

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BBC Did a nice slideshow highlighting some of the works being shown in the Syngenta Photography Awards contest. This years theme was on Scarcity and Waste. Consumed is highlighted near the end of the slideshow. Thanks Syngenta and BBC! Congrats to Mustafa Abdulaziz! The show is on exhibit until April 10 in London.