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Part of Josie Norris’ winning portfolio entry.

Through a student’s lens

CMU photojournalism student wins silver award for College Photographer of the Year

Contact: Emily Stulz


Central Michigan University senior photojournalism student Josie Norris took home the silver award for College Photographer of the Year. Norris’ portfolio was one of 11,000 entries from 123 colleges in 22 countries.

“My camera is a tool, and I want to use it to make photos that really resonate with people,” Norris said.

Norris' winning entry included photos from her internship in San Antonio as well as a project she completed at CMU on what it means to be a black male in the United States and at Central.

This international competition only distributes two awards: gold and silver. Each year, a new panel of judges looks for a portfolio with consistency, quality photos, a variety of photos and evaluates the photos for strong journalistic storytelling.

Recipients of the gold and silver awards receive Nikon equipment and several free photography workshops during the awards ceremony in the spring.

Written by Abby Fischer, University Communications intern


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