Friday, January 11, 2008
Apparently, Steve Jessmore is leaving The Flint Journal for a job as Photo Editor at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC. Although everyone knows him in Michigan, Steve is one of the most underappreciated photojournalists out there, at least in terms of national recognition, probably because he worked in a smaller market. I interned at The Flint Journal for 5 months when I was still in college. I went to Flint because I had heard so much about Steve and Brian Masck, the Photo Editor. I spent more than a couple of nights browsing the archives, looking at every picture Jessmore had in there. I still look at his photo column, A Sense of Community, every week online. Although I think quantity has surpassed quality as a goal in photojournalism in the last few years, Steve's work is a fantastic example of outstanding work still being done in the medium.
Here are some links.
Also, the above photos are either Steve's and/or The Flint Journal's.