Reportin’ live, from the Look3 Festival of the Photograph. This week I offered up my time to volunteer for Look3. I’m on my second shift, this time in The Garage for Susan Meiselas’ photojournalism project that looked at what really is “buying American.” It’s not what you think.
Yesterday it was lions. Lions according to Michael Nichols, National Geographic photographer. I listened to them roar for four hours. The lions, not Nichols. He came in for awhile with his mother. I sat in his presence just listening to him recount his two year adventure shooting lions in the Serengeti. The lions were his friends. He knew their personalities, their habits. He watched their intimate moments, when they sleeped. He saw young lionesses shlepping their cubs around. Just being near a photographer of that calibre was enouh to get me thinking about what I want my future to look like. It kay not include lions, but it will surely include photojournalism.
I’m sitting in a tiny garage off a street taking in a cold breeze. It’s going to start raining soon, and that could possibly turn into a huge thunderstorm. I only have a half an hour left. I was hoping to get around to the other exhibits today while I wait for Josh but they all close at 6:30. On Saturday we’ll check them all out before my final shift. Friday I have an assignment to cover for C-Ville. How exciting is that? After that it’s back to volunteering, then date night with Josh to grab a bite and take in Shots & Works in te Downtown Mall.