08 Dec 2014 Holiday Scoop: Buy prints to support local photographers’ passion projects
Posted at 15:51h
Alex Gonzalez, 10, of White Center, gets some last-minute encouragement from coach Keith Weir before taking to the ring at the at the Sea Mar Amateur Boxing Gym. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
The 2014 AAJA/SPJ Holiday Scoop — the biggest journalism party of the year — is just a couple days away. Get your tickets here!
There’ll be food, there’ll be wine — but did you know that there will also be a gift-worthy selection of stunning print photographs?
Several area photojournalists are offering prints for auction at the Holiday Scoop to support “Passion Projects” — an event that will feature visual projects they’re working on to illuminate a local issue or area of interest. Among the topics are environmental issues like coal, oil, pipelines and pollution and social issues such as the sex trade, immigration and hidden communities.
Here are examples of what you can pick up Thursday from three such photojournalists: Josh Trujillo of seattlepi.com and Erika Schultz and Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times (her pic tops this post!).
So bring your eye for art as well as your holiday spirit Thursday. You might come away with something beautiful — and support a fellow journalist in the process.
See you then!
Charros ride their horses through South Park during the annual Fiestas Patrias Parade in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Fiestas Patrias celebrates the independence of Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Photographed on Saturday, September 13, 2014. (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com)
Ying Chan displays a bag of goldfish outside of Liemâ€™s Aquarium Shop in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle. Chan, who was taking the fish for display in a restaurantâ€™s tank, often stops by the tiny store that has been owned by his brother-in-law Djin Kwie Liem for 32 years. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)