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RCC Instructor Wins Third in National Photo Competition

ASHEBORO (April 8, 2014)

Jay Capers' photo of the Northern Lights
Jay Capers’ photograph of the Northern Lights dancing off a tepee in Yellowknife, Canada, won third place in the environmental category of the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest recently.

Randolph Community College’s Photojournalism instructor Jay Capers won third place in the Environmental Single category of the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest recently.
           
Final judging in this year’s Best of Photojournalism contest was completed in late March at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications in Athens, Ohio, coordinated by Terry Eller, NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest Committee chair, and Stan Alost, Ohio University associate professor of visual communications.
           
Capers won for his photo of the Northern Lights dancing off a tepee in Yellowknife, the capital city and largest community of the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada. This is Capers’ second win in the NPPA contest; he earned an honorable mention in 2001.
           
Capers joined RCC’s Photographic Technology faculty in March 2011. Originally from Kileen, Texas, he earned a B.S. in Mass Media/Communications from Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Mass. Before coming to RCC, he was a staff photographer at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked as a staff photographer at the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer for six years and the Florence (S.C.) News for two years.
           
RCC’s two-year Photographic Technology curriculum attracts students from across the country and the world. For more information, visit www.randolph.edu/photo or http://rccphoto.blogspot.com/.