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Giving Photojournalism a Try: The Morehead City “Tea Party”

As a boy, when the other kids were playing “cowboys and indians” I was frequently playing “newspaper reporter.” I was always fascinated by the idea of reporting news. Though I never pursued that side of photography I couldn’t resist giving it a try at a local “Tea Party.” Please note I’m not posting this as a political statement. This was simply my attempt at documenting a current event.

These peaceful examples of “civil disobedience” took place all over the country April 15. It struck me as a newsworthy and unusual occurence. These photos were taken at the “Tea Party” in Morehead City, North Carolina. The event was held in the parking lot of the Kmart Plaza and was attended by about 1000 people. I’d love to hear comments about whether you think I did a good job covering this event.

April 15 An unusual event, people turn out to express their feelings about high taxes and government spending.

Civil disobedience, the Morehead City

My attempt at photojournalism

Approximately 500 people attended this Eastern Carolina

Citizens excercise their right to freedom of speech.

As a boy I wanted to be a newspaper photographer.  This was an interesting excercise as a photographer.

Eastern North Carolina citizins gather in a peaceful demonstration on April 15, 2009 Documetary photography is not a lot different than wedding photography.

The event lasted for about two hours.

People of all ages gathered to express their disapproval of government spending.

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Robert (Bob) is a professional wedding photographer living along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. He specializes in wedding and lifestyle portraiture.

6 replies on “Giving Photojournalism a Try: The Morehead City “Tea Party””

I think you did a fabulous job! I felt like I was there! A newspaper would die for these photos I am sure! Very captivating and tells a great story! (I especially love the guys with the little tiny cardboard sign!!)

Love it! Very nice story telling. Crisp and focused imaging. The color is beautiful, as is the emotion of the day. So many people think pj is just motion blur. I like to see the images and you’ve shared your vision of the day admirably. Well done, Uncle Bob!

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