Thursday, May 15, 2008

Planned Parenthood of Chicago

Produced by Tim Broekema. Original content gathered by Jeanie Adams-Smith. This piece was produced for Planned Parenthood of the Chicago Area to explain to those interested what services they provide for women in the Greater Chicago area.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Issues in Mongolia

Another IVUmed production. Photographed by James Kenney and produced by me. This is from a body of worked gathered in Mongolia during the summer of 2005. A group of volunteer doctors traveled to this part of the world to work with children with urinary tract infections that local hospitals are not able to deal with.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Issues in Nigeria

During the summer of 2006 James Kenney traveled with IVUmed, a non-profit urology organization made up of doctors and nurses from across the country. There they worked with Evangel Hospital treating hundreds of local women with a little known problem called vesicovaginal fistula. I was the producer, James gathered all audio, video and still content.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Alexia Foundation visits WKU

Thanks to Peggy Peattie of the San Diego Union-Tribune (seen here taking a picture of herself with Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis) for spending a few days with our students. As part of the Alexia Foundation gallery and with support from the Hearst Foundation Peggy was able to share her work and ideas with photojournalism students at Western Kentucky University. She was the first professional recipient of the Alexia Foundation for working professionals.

On top: WKU president Gary Ransdell, middle, with his wife Julie, share a moment with current WKU photojournalism sequence chair James Kenney (L) and retired WKU photojournalism sequence chair Mike Morse (R) along with the director of the Alexia Foundation board, David Sutherland, a professor of photojournalism at Syracuse University and one of the founders of WKU's photojournalism program. The group was gathered for the opening of the "Eye's on the World" gallery show.

The family of Alexia Tsairis, a former Syracuse University photojournalism student and a victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has established the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, Inc., a non-profit foundation. Alexia's abiding beliefs were in the capacity and responsibility of individuals to shape and advance peace in our time. The Alexia Foundation is dedicated to providing students and professionals the means to do so.

Photos by Matt Fields-Johnson

Destination: Maine

The 30-year history of the Maine Workshops is revealed in this documentary about the famed East Coast visual workshops held in Rockport, Maine. The show was produced by Tim Broekema. Original content came from multiple sources. Thanks to EVERYONE involved in assisting me in this project. No man is an island unto themselves - this project proved the validity of that phrase. For more information please visit

NPPA Multimedia Immersion Seminar

No art work to post with this entry but I just want to put a plug in for the National Press Photographers Association's Immersion Seminar in Multimedia that will be taking place May 27th – May 30th in Louisville, Ky. It is an intense 4 day, hands-on training in video and still multimedia presentations; attendance will be limited to 60 participants so register quickly. I will be there leading some of the Final Cut Pro training seminars and assiting participants in their production. If you are interested visit

Maine Media Workshops

The Maine Media Workshops have published their class offerings for the upcoming season. I will be teaching two classes in multimedia story development and multimedia production during the month of July. You can visit to check out the online schedule and course descriptions or to download the PDF version. Close to 400 workshops are scheduled including more that 60 new classes in animation, book arts, web design, multimedia, and destination workshops.