Today, Duke’s daily The Chronicle launched a new online section: Photography Special Projects. And guess who’s the editor? Yup, me!
This section has a documentary twist. Using diverse media such as photos, text, audio, video in creative ways, our projects will document diverse aspects about Duke. For instance, this week we’ll post three projects by freshmen depicting their first months as Blue Devils: vignettes of students at the library, or socializing in a dorm while eating an ice cream, or just sunbathing lying on the grass, plus fun captions complementing the images. Each project individually portrays an aspect of being a freshman at Duke. But when seeing the three projects as a whole, one can get the big picture of what the real deal is like.
Today we posted the first part of this tryptic. Check it out!
In the next weeks, we’ll also post photo essays about problematic issues such as trash on campus and profiles about Duke’s workers. We also aim to represent the bond between the university and Durham. That’s why, as I mentioned before, I’m working on a project about a new chicken wing business, Heavenly Buffaloes.
I’m very excited about the responsibility this new section involves, and hope you enjoy the projects I’ll share in the next weeks on the blog!…