The Darrell Barton Foundation is honored to introduce our first scholarship recipients.
Three photojournalists attended the 2017 NPPA NewsVideo Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma, March 12th thru March 17th, thanks to the generosity of TDBF donors.
Karen Ducey, TDBF’s first applicant ever, is a Seattle based still photographer whose work is nationally recognized for its creativity and emotional impact. Karen is dedicated to giving voice to people who fall between the cracks by telling compelling stories. She wants to learn video production to further her photojournalism techniques and marketability. Ducey’s genuine spirit and willingness to completely immerse herself into The Workshop made the experience a memorable, educational event. Karen is authentic, enthusiastic and sincere. She was a bright spot at The Workshop.
Brenna Kelly is a multi media journalist in Bangor, Maine. With that title come several responsibilities, including writing, shooting, reporting, and editing stories completely on her own. Brenna is a recent college graduate, dedicated to changing lives through her reporting. Brenna is a recent college graduate at her first job. She is a sponge for learning. Her energy, excitement and raw emotion inspired all her new Workshop friends.
Madelyn Perez is a digital content creator at the Perez Museum in Miami, Florida. Madelyn never formally learned photojournalism but photography was always a hobby. She has a creative eye and strong raw talent. Consequently, Perez Museum created a creative position just for her. Madelyn wants to use storytelling to enrich the lives of the art community. Madelyn is the 2017 NPPA NewsVideo Workshop Most Improved student. Her talent and passion will take her wherever she wants to go.
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