2018 Spring, I took the course MEJO 584, the international project class at UNC School of Media and journalism. During Spring Break, the class traveled to Puerto Rico to do a project on the environmental issues in Puerto Rico, with a focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria. The project as well as the website is named “Aftermath.” Photo/Video team led by Professor Patrick Davison, Design team led by Professor Tamera Rice, and a Reporting team.
"Aftermath" project website link: https://aftermath.unc.edu/
“Aftermath” won Gold in 73rd CPOY (College Photographer of the Year) Multimedia: Online Storytelling
The Video “Flipping the Switch” produced by me and Rob Gourley won Silver Multimedia: Group Story or Essay
The Power Team where I'm on followed Tito Kayak, an environmentalist and activist, to different places where he fixed power for communities. Kayak put up a banner up on the billboard to protest AEE, the authority electricity agency in Puerto Rico. Kayak started the EEA, Electricians in Action, to help fix power for families that had been living without power since the hurricane. (Video story in FILM section will be up by April 23rd)
PORTRAITS IN OLD SAN JUAN
Besides the project and work, a team got a chance to have a small tour around Old San Juan on our last day in Puerto Rico. I took photos of each individual on the tour team in front of the featured colored walls in Old San Juan.
PORTRAITS AT THE UNC ALUMNI EVENT
On March 13th, an alumni event was held at Courtyard by Marriott. After the event, I took our Professor Patrick Davison's Canon 5D Mark III with a sears 35mm lens where Pat got from his dad to do a photo shoot of my classmates, with the help of the lighting folks from our team.
PHOTOS ON CAYO ICACOS ISLAND
Fun Day happened on March 16, the second to the last day of the whole trip. The classes went to the Icacos Island together and did some beach activities.