Hadas Parush working for Israeli press photo agency

Young supporters stand on rocks covering the main road in the illegal outpost of Amona, on February 1, 2017, on the morning of the settlement’s evacuation. Residents of the West Bank outpost of Amona have been given 48 hours to leave the hilltop community ahead of its court-ordered demolition. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Hadas Parush is a full-time photojournalist working at an Israeli press photo agency called Flash90, where she has been working for three years. Flash90 is based in Jerusalem, Israel. Parush mostly shoot local news, feature stories, and magazine portraits for the many newspapers that Flash90 works with. Working at Flash90 also allows her to pursue stories that personally interest her, and she has the privilege to take the time to work on them, and then feature them on the website, and sell them to magazines.

Prior to Flash90, Parush worked for almost two years as a video journalist at the Jerusalem Post newspaper website. She started at the Post shortly after moving back to Israel from Canada, where I interned at the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Ottawa Citizen, after graduating from Loyalist College.

Photojournalism program testimonial

The two years I spent at Loyalist College studying photojournalism were the best of the eight years that I lived in Canada. There are moments, projects, and lessons that I still carry with me in my current work. The documentary project I produced for school stays with me always, and is a constant reminder of how to pursue a story, put effort and heart into it. It was a lesson in how to get to know your subject, and how to create something beautiful when you really become passionate about it, and how a good story can be a product of time and attention.

Living in Jerusalem now, there is no shortage of subject matter to be covered. Yet things do become repetitive and automatic. On the other hand, there is always the opportunity to look for the hidden stories that are usually invisible in the rush of everyday life. Those are usually the best stories. Belleville taught me that there are good stories to be found anywhere, you just have to open your eyes and let your curiosity lead you.

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http://www.flash90.com/reportage/reportage.aspx?id=156

http://www.flash90.com/reportage/reportage.aspx?id=155

http://www.flash90.com/reportage/reportage.aspx?id=162

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January 11th Photojournalism Pioneer

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Hannah Yoon working freelance in Waterloo

Amanda Lafferty sits in her room which she shared with her six sisters in Belleville, Ont. Lafferty is part of a family of eight children. Their bed is their safe and private place where they can keep their belongings and get away from the rest of the family. March 20, 2013. (Photo by Hannah Yoon)

Hannah Yoon is a freelance photojournalist based in Waterloo, Ont. who seeks to portray and share the truth through her images. She believes there is power in telling stories and sharing moments that may go undocumented and works hard to visually show the beauty and secrets of what is often missed in life. This comes through in her editorial and NGO work, as well as her lifestyle photography and personal documentary projects, which have taken her throughout Canada, South Korea and the United States. Her work has appeared in various Canadian and American publications. She is a graduate of the photojournalism program at Loyalist College and received her Honours BA in Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and was a recipient of the 2014 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award from the Canadian Press and Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Photojournalism program testimonial

Prior to going to Loyalist College for photojournalism, I had very little understanding of what photojournalism was. The best part of being at Loyalist was being connected to other like-minded photographers who valued the importance of visual story-telling. The teachers were supportive and helped us to develop our portfolio. We were lucky enough to be connected to people in the industry and have access to editors and photographers who have experience. It was a great stepping stone for me into the world of photojournalism. It sparked in me a desire to seek out interesting and different kinds of stories.

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Luke Hendry keeps connection with Loyalist

Evan MacDonald, 6, of Belleville, Ont. laughs as his pug, Frankie, gets nosy while playing in the shallows of the Moira River in Belleville Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Evan’s father, Bryan MacDonald, brought them to the slow-flowing river near Station Street to cool off as the day’s high temperature hit 28C, feeling more like 33C with humidity. Luke Hendry/The Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

Luke Hendry studied print and broadcast journalism at another college, and, at the start of his final year, was hired by The Toronto Star as one of a group of student reporters staffing the police radio room. After graduation, he was a freelance reporter and researcher, followed by more than four years of reporting and photojournalism for an independent weekly newspaper. Hendry enrolled in 2013 in Loyalist’s fast-track photojournalism program and “jobbed out” to The Intelligencer daily newspaper as a reporter-photographer, where he remains. He taught in the program from 2011-2013, served as supervising editor for the college’s Pioneer newspaper from 2006-2015, and freelance occasionally. Hendry also serves on the Loyalist photojournalism advisory board.

Photojournalism program testimonial:

Already a reporter and mostly self-taught photographer, I went to Loyalist to improve my photojournalistic skills but received much more. I was amazed by the environment: experienced, supportive, caring, accessible faculty; classmates who challenged one another to excel and cheered others’ success; and a well-rounded program which adapts to a changing industry. It was the best learning experience I’ve ever had, which is why I remain involved with the program.

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December 14th Photojournalism Pioneer

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