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Smoke Signals, Friday, Decembers, 1980—Page 5
During their foil term, Chowan photography majors perform a series of
news photography shooting assignments. These assignments are each
designed in order for the photographer to have experience with
technical problems and confrontation with shooting situations that
sharpen visual judgement and perception.
The photographs shown here, by four sophomore photo majors, are
responses to some of these news photography assignments.
Peggy Brorein's picture of Ahoskie tobacco warehouse workers is a
candid portrayal of a relaxed working environment, with a contemporary
photographic emphasis on work atmosphere.
Wayne Davis attended the N.C. state fair, and returned with an early
evening shot of life on the midway as it warms up for the night's fun.
Sometimes pictures can be found in the humble, often neglected
surroundings molded by people's lives. Katie Weir found such a study in
black and white tone in the worn paint and weathered lattice work of a
local bock door.
Troy Snow also went to the state fair, and found a photograph to
communicate how people may be drawn together by an event, and yet
how they simultaneously may be worlds apart.
Katie Weir also turned to the problem of illustrating some aspect of
human interaction, and found a picture of complete candor, honesty and
good humor in the photograph of two painters on their lunch break.