Tag:Photojournalism

Gary Brice leads the chant for FOP President Dave Mutchler "to go" following his controversial letter last week during the FOP Action protest outside Louisville Metro Police Headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson Streets, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

FOP Action Protest

LEO Weekly June 24, 2015 cover story by Michael L. Jones:

People fill the crosswalk to stop traffic during the FOP Action protest outside Louisville Metro Police Headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson Streets, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)
People fill the crosswalk to stop traffic during the FOP Action protest outside Louisville Metro Police Headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson Streets, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

The shooting, the letter and the protest

Protesters gathered outside the Louisville Metro Police Department in response to the open letter in the Courier-Journal by Sgt. Dave Mutchler, president of the River City FOP Lodge 614, following the June 13 shooting death of Sudanese immigrant Deng Manyoun by LMPD Officer Nathan Blanford. A “Face-To-Face” community forum followed that evening at 4th Street United Methodist Church in Old Louisville. See the story and photos, FOP Action Protest

LEO Weekly June 24, 2015 Cover
LEO Weekly June 24, 2015 Cover

 

Here’s a slideshow of my take:


Face To Face Community Forum

Tom Moffett, a member of the Kentucky Alliance against Racist and Political Repression, tells Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad that after seeing video of the confrontation between Deng Manyoun and Officer Nathan Blanford, "even he would not have been scared," at the "Face-To-Face" Community Form sponsored by Louisville Metro District 6 Councilman David A. James at the 4th Street United Methodist Church in Old Louisville. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)
Tom Moffett, a member of the Kentucky Alliance against Racist and Political Repression, tells Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad that after seeing video of the confrontation between Deng Manyoun and Officer Nathan Blanford, “even he would not have been scared,” at the “Face-To-Face” Community Form sponsored by Louisville Metro District 6 Councilman David A. James at the 4th Street United Methodist Church in Old Louisville. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Here’s a slideshow of my take:


JCPS project to teach compassion classes

Alexis Harris, PhD., right, an assistant professor from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, faces Jefferson County Public School teachers gathered in the library at Bloom Elementary School as they stretch during a movement and experiential section of training in a “compassionate schools" pilot program between JCPS and the University of Virginia. June 11, 2015
Alexis Harris, PhD., right, an assistant professor from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, faces Jefferson County Public School teachers gathered in the library at Bloom Elementary School as they stretch during a movement and experiential section of training in a “compassionate schools” pilot program between JCPS and the University of Virginia. June 11, 2015
Mindfulness training being taught to Jefferson County Public School teachers as “Compassion Classes” as part of a pilot program with the University of Virginia. See the story in The Courier-Journal: JCPS project to teach compassion classes Here’s my take from the class:


Last Day of School for JCPS

The last moments of the last day for Jefferson County Public School students at Jeffersonville High School, on assignment for The Courier-Journal …

Jeffersontown High School junior Alan Bokanganzakomba, 17, left, sophomore Dakota White, 17, and junior Josh Ellery, 16 wait for the second round of buses to take them home after the last day in session for Jefferson County Public Schools. June 5, 2015
Jeffersontown High School junior Alan Bokanganzakomba, 17, left, sophomore Dakota White, 17, and junior Josh Ellery, 16 wait for the second round of buses to take them home after the last day in session for Jefferson County Public Schools. June 5, 2015

Repair Affair event day in the C-J

On the Sunday, June 15 Metro section cover in The Courier-Journal:

Marilyn Bailey, left, whose shotgun home on Oak Street in the Smoketown neighborhood is being repaired as part of New Directions’ Repair Affair collaboration with Preservation Louisville' s S.O.S. program, is comforted by Lisa Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at New Directions Housing Corporation and a runner for the event as she makes sure she's okay before moving on to another team of volunteers. June 14, 2014
Marilyn Bailey, left, whose shotgun home on Oak Street in the Smoketown neighborhood is being repaired as part of New Directions’ Repair Affair collaboration with Preservation Louisville’ s S.O.S. program, is comforted by Lisa Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at New Directions Housing Corporation and a runner for the event as she makes sure she’s okay before moving on to another team of volunteers. June 14, 2014

I shot it and wrote it. See the gallery here:
“Repair Affair volunteers clean, fix homes around city”

Our Summer 2013 intern at The Highlander

I’d like to offer a special welcome to Emily McConville, our Summer 2013 intern at The Highlander! She’s graduating from Manual High School soon and worked as co-editor-in-chief on their Manual RedEye site and as copy director for the Crimson Yearbook. She’s already done her first story for us, “The Hungover Games and the Future of Barret Avenue.” Here’s Emily, interviewing Nitty Gritty co-owner Terri Burt, as shot through the store’s front window …

Emily McConville
Emily McConville, summer intern at The Highlander, interviews Terri Burt, owner of the Nitty Gritty.

 

Window Shopping

Found this while walking down Bardstown Road …

LEO – American Slaves, Inc.

A photo essay to accompany Michael L. Jones’ feature story on American Slaves, Inc., it’s founder Norris Shelton and the First Church of American Slaves. The story appeared on the cover of the Nov. 16, 2011 issue of the LEO Weekly in Louisville, Ky.

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Michael Jones wrote a follow-up to this story for the LEO Weekly, Mr. Silk goes to Frankfort