This Photography Focus Group is spoken, open-ended, relatively broad, including qualitative Q&A. It will provide depth, nuance, and variety and answer individual questions. Focus groups allow attendees to get closer to understand thinking of the mentor while getting to know, what, when and how.
“Everyone is a documentarian. Pick up a camera or pen and paper and you are recording the moments and times of your life.”
The group will compare images and stories about the Obama Presidency to concrete examples of covering family events, traditions and holidays in their own lives and put to question the difference.
Nothing could have prepared White House photographer Lawrence Jackson for the sense of awe he would experience during his first day on the job capturing the historic moments of President Barack Obama’s administration. Jackson, a former White House photojournalist for the Associated Press, who at the age of the 43-year-old, was suddenly seeing life for the first time from behind the White House doors, and felt the immediate change in the trajectory of his career. He was now a member of the institution he had once covered.