It’s been 2 years of hard work for SAIT’s photojournalism program. That work was showcased on the walls of the library this month to display some of their best work. 2 pieces of each student’s portfolios were selected by instructors and then hung up.
Instructor of the photojournalism program Kevin Udahl says, “they’ce been working so hard for the past several months and it’s kind of a relief for a lot of them because school’s finally over but now it’s time to look for work I guess.”
It’s easy for just anyone to take a photo but the work done in photojournalism is pretty different. Udahl says even though media jobs are shrinking, the introduction of the internet and social media is opening doors and creating more opportunities. Even the enrollment for the program for the 2017/2018 year is higher than the past two years.
The students are also taking away skills that the average person may not think about. “I suppose the difference between a photojournalist and the average person with an iPhone is we are looking for a specific moment that tells the story that we are trying to tell,” said Carol Chabot who is graduating from the photojournalism program this month.