media, Photography, photojournalism

A Lasting Toll: Short Film by Katie Falkenberg

Katie Falkenberg’s, A Lasting Toll is a well made, effective, short multimedia piece that explores the lives of three american families struggling to come to terms with the recession.

 

 

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family, Ireland, Landscapes, Photography

Family Hike up Mount Leinster

I love the great outdoors, and, despite living in the sunny South East of Ireland, we still get a lot of rain. So when the weekend comes and the weather is good, its time to get out and do something that involves a bit of adventure.

Mount Leinster is 796m high and lies about 15km west of Bunclody, a small picturesque town in County Wexford. We – wife and two kids – drove for an hour to reach the foot of the mountain, parked the car, and then set out on foot.

Our kids (10, 5) do athletics twice a week, even so, the hike to the top is a long walk with a steep incline so we took our time. The kids were mainly motivated by promises of chocolate and sugar at the summit.

The locals were very friendly.

Hanna takes a self portrait!

Views along the way were spectacular. We were blessed with great visibility and good weather.

Finally, we reach the summit. A cold wind was blowing and the jackets were zipped up. We sat down and took in the amazing views while eating snacks. I was so proud of my kids. We are now planning our next hike/climb – despite the kids protests. 🙂
Onwards and upwards.
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family, Photography, photojournalism

B-Sides (killing your babies)

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Photojournalism practice photoessay, and History & Theory Critical essay submitted, to much relief. I’ve seen some of my fellow students work and the standard is very high.

Editing from 545 photos down to 25 was not easy, specially when the photos are so personal – family photos. So, I have included a selection of the ones, that for whatever reason, did not make into the final 25.

Now looking forward to the next phase, and working on some long term projects.

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