Studious students, working scholars and a lacrosse match

If a picture tells a million words, it’s a powerful way to portray the stress of students studying for midterms week. For many Stony Brook University students, their midterms will take place this week and next week. I will photograph students around SBU who are preparing for major tests in the Melville library, commuter lounge, Starbucks and other campus locations.

The library hallway is a popular studying location for students. Photo by Jimin Kim (Feb. 24, 2015).

Furthermore, I’ll get short backstories of each student, including what they study, as well as their thoughts on taking their first big exam of the semester. The pictures will portray how college life isn’t all about partying and having fun as it’s stereotypically illustrated and how hard work is a major part of being a college student.

Another idea for a photo story is taking pictures of student workers around campus. There are numerous student workers in the library’s printing stations, at the Jasmine restaurant in the Wang Center and in the Student Activities Center.

Computer engineering major and 20-year-old, Pavaris Ketavanan, left, and health science major, Erika Ocampo, 21, work as tech assistants in the library's SINC site. Photo by Jimin Kim (Feb. 24, 2015).
Computer engineering major and 20-year-old, Pavaris Ketavanan, left, and health science major, Erika Ocampo, 21, work as tech assistants in the library’s SINC site. Photo by Jimin Kim (Feb. 24, 2015).

I’ll portray the life of a college student who juggles work and school. I’ll also collect short background stories of each student and what challenges he or she faces in managing both work and studies.

Photos are a great way to capture the excitement of a sports game. This Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., the SBU Women’s Lacrosse team will be taking on Drexel University for a home game at SBU’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. I’ll cover the event and capture photos of the game. Not only will I photograph the players, I’ll take pictures of the audience members in the crowd. In doing so, I’ll produce a piece that doesn’t feel like a straight sports report, but a photo story that depicts what the game was like.

The SBU women's lacrosse team will take on Drexel this Sat. in SBU's Kenneht P. Lavalle Stadium. Photo credit, Eric Mesa/Flickr.
The SBU Women’s Lacrosse team will take on Drexel University this Sat. in SBU’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Photo credit, Eric Mesa/Flickr.
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