Joe Harrison, Cincinnati Photographer and Videographer
As a junior in high school in Denver Colorado, there were lots of visually interesting scenes that caught my young eye. Denver had fresh dynamic looking architecture and mountains that were part of the city’s everyday landscape. Photo 101 put me in touch with those two loves immediately and although it took me 25 years to realize my true level of interest in photographing architecture, I was hooked as a photojournalist right away.
I carried my camera with me everywhere whether it was chronicling my first trip to Europe, bringing back spring break memories of my college baseball team or fun family gatherings. I jumped on staff at my college newspaper as a freshman and by my junior year was the photo editor. It was truly a wonderful experience to realize that photography could take me to places that I had never been, it allowed me to see and experience things that most people had never seen and most importantly I was able to meet people that were making a difference.