Isabelle Roughol – The J junkie

The tribulations of a young journalist and writer looking for work

I’m dizzy looking at pictures: why you should check out POYi.

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I’ve heard “out” so much in the past 15 minutes that the word has been emptied of all meaning. Out. Out. Out. Aaaoott.
I’m sitting in Tucker forum at the J school right now, watching the judging of the Picture of the Year International photo competition.

It’s dizzying this morning. It takes the judges less than 2 seconds per photo, and there are thousands. We’re watching the feature photo category right now; some are hardly better than many family shots I have, others are outstanding. Less than 5 in so far. When they get to the final rounds of each category, the judges take more time to analyze shots. I wouldn’t want to be sitting here if I had entered; they’re brutal. All for the good of the art of course. Out. Out. Out. Out. Oh wait, go back. That one was in.

Check it out: 65th POYi judging. Sunday-Friday from 8 a.m. until quite late at night, until March 7. Tucker forum, Gannet Hall, Missouri School of Journalism.

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Written by Isabelle Roughol

Wednesday, 20 February, 2008 at 17:42

Posted in J school, Photography

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