One of the most gratifying feelings of doing photography work professionally is to assist media outlets with recording history. The photo you are seeing right above is more than the photo of Dr. Norton (Dean at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media) at the University of Mississippi and Dr. Anthony (Dean of the School of Journalism and Media Studies) at Jackson State University. It is in fact a historical event that will be remembered in the years to come as a sign of integration between a historically black university and a predominantly white institution in the state of Mississippi.
For Americans born in the north and folks born overseas, such partnership might not appear/seem to be such a big deal in history but for folks down here in the south, it truly is. As a faculty member of Jackson State teaching photojournalism, I feel privileged to participate in such ceremony and do my part to record this historical moment that we have witnessed last night here in Jackson Mississippi.
Indeed, this is what makes the job of a photojournalist both fun and gratifying! Photography records history. Fortunate are some of us who are behind the camera to record it! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!