Another one from the file “I haven’t mentioned it because it felt like bragging,” a few months ago I got a call informing me I was a finalist for the Hearst Fellowship. There are 12 of us now and they’ll soon narrow us down to the final four selected (which kinda sucks! I’ve meet some really down-to-earth and smart people). They also tell me I’m the only photographer to make the finals and one of the few ever in the history of the program.

On Tuesday I was flown out to Houston for interviews at the Houston Chronicle. Today was the first day of the two-day process and part of my morning consisted of going out to shoot an assignment and produce at least two features and a short video for the web.

I ended up shooting the dedication of the new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, which proved to be very… “interesting” (more about that at a later date).

Click on the above screen shoot of one of my three pictures that was featured in the story story slideshow (Smiley, the photog assigned to it is an awesome shooter- with an awesome name!- check him out) and also in the Editor’s Pics slideshow (Steve Gonzales is a pretty nice guy).

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