The Carolina Photojournalism Workshop

On Monday May 9, 2022, fifteen students from the UNC School of Journalism descended on Black Mountain, each one tasked with creating a unique mini movie about a resident of interest in Black Mountain and Western NC, in SIX days. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate.

From the CPJW website:
"Since 2004, a group of multimedia students from the University of North Carolina travel to these unique locations with a group of professional coaches to produce a documentary website in a week. Students immerse themselves in the lives of the area’s people, and work 24/7 on a video production that gets publicly screened on the final night. The stories are also published online to continue to provide an intimate cultural record for the public."

I was paired with a fine young man named Cooper Metts, who spent a good portion of the week in my NC knife shop creating the video below. I'm so pleased to offer it now for your viewing! Thank you Cooper, wherever you may be!