Wed, Nov 02|
Hancock County Arts
Our World Thru Their Eyes
Photojournalists, Tom Strickland and Tom Russo, bring you a look at life through their lenses in this special art exhibit at the Twenty North Art Gallery
Time & Location
Nov 02, 2022, 11:00 AM – Nov 26, 2022, 4:00 PM
Hancock County Arts, 20 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140, USA
About the Event
Photojournalists, Tom Strickland and Tom Russo, bring you a look at life through their lenses in this special art exhibit at the Twenty North Art Gallery.
Artist Reception - Friday, November 11th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Exhibit is open for viewing every Wednesday and Saturday in November - 11 AM to 2 PM.
Twenty North Gallery, 20 N. State Street
The New York Times states, "In the world of media, photos can make or break a story, thus positioning photojournalism itself as a vital craft in itself. ... A photojournalist will use images to tell the entire story, from start to finish, and if executed properly a reader may not even need words to fully understand the message being presented.
As our world today is so interconnected through digital devices, news outlets and media agencies will pay top dollar for the best, most encompassing, and informative pictures available. ... Word travels fast, and many search for the most trustworthy and reliable sources of information.
Photojournalists are on the scene, right beside more traditional journalists; their objective is to create a story that speaks without words."
Tom Russo is a photojournalist and photo editor at The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, In., documenting the everyday life and routines of rural Hancock County, Indiana, for the past 23 years.
Tom is an Indianapolis native and graduate of Indiana University in
Bloomington, Indiana, with a bachelor's in public administration. His career as a freelance photographer includes wire service agencies: The
Associated Press, Reuters News Service and USA Today as well as the Scotsman Publications LTD Edinburgh.
He has been named twice as the Photographer of the Year by the Hoosier State Press Association and twice as the Photographer of the Year by the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Association.
Tom Strickland is a Greenfield native who pursued a career in photojournalism in a round-about way. After graduation from Denison University in Ohio with a degree in English literature he worked for a year as a reporter for the Vincennes Sun-Commercial, then as a reporter for the Daily Reporter in Greenfield, where he became increasingly interested in illustrating his stories with photography.
He was hired as staff photographer in '76 by the Richmond Palladium-Item and spent five years learning his new craft, winning professional awards, including the "photographer of the Year" of the Indiana News Photographer's Association. Then Gannett offered him a transfer to be a staffer and the Marin County Independent Journal in San Rafael, CA. After another five years, in the northern California county just across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco, he and his wife and their two children were lured back to Greenfield to purchase his grandparents' historic home on West Fifth Street.
Back home again in Indiana, he began freelancing for The New York Times, USA Today, the Associated Press and a variety of other editorial and corporate clients including colleges, hospitals, trade publications and public relations firms.
Artist Reception - Friday, November 11thGallery