Making Their Mark
Capturing History With the Click of a Shutter
Donnalyn Anthony, a talented photographer with The Reporter, Miami Dade College’s award-winning student newspaper, recently participated in the renowned National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Student Multimedia Project.
“It's a great honor,” Reporter Media Advisor Manolo Barco said of Anthony’s selection. The paper has had an outstanding track record of having students picked for projects with both NABJ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
“Her potential is limitless,” Barco said. “She has a natural instinct for capturing people's expressions and crucial moments.”
Anthony, who received her first formal training in photography at MDC, was delighted to have been chosen for the project that produces breaking news and multimedia stories. “This is the first opportunity I’ve gotten to actually work alongside professionals,” she said.
Anthony moved to South Florida after earning a bachelor’s degree in studio art from South Carolina State University. She did some freelance photography but wanted more knowledge and expertise, so she decided to pursue an associate degree at MDC in photographic technology, which she will complete in the fall of 2013.
Honing Skills at MDC
At The Reporter, Anthony has taken photographs of a deployment ceremony at North Campus honoring 175 U.S Army Reserve soldiers who were departing for Afghanistan, a rally at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami for supporters of Trayvon Martin and also Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Anthony, who hopes to work as a photojournalist for a major news organization, said she appreciates the guidance she’s received from her MDC professors, whom she praises for being “very informed and extremely knowledgeable.”
“Continuing my education at Miami Dade College has been a tremendous experience,” she said.
— Staff Report