Photographers Snap Their Way through the South Side

The Stand’s Fourth annual Photo Walk was held this summer with a group of 14 participants, three photo walk leaders and beautiful weather.

Participants were warmly welcomed by the community during the walk held Saturday, July 13. The day’s event opened at the South Side Innovation Center with a photo lesson taught by photo instructor and former director of photography for The Post-Standard Nick Lisi.

Following the lesson, participants were off to take photos along the walk route, which stretched down South Salina Street, through the neighborhood and residents’ homes along West Beard Avenue to Kirk Park and then back to the center.

Participants and photo walk leaders for The Stand's Fourth annual Photo Walk.

Photo Walk leader Lisi, who worked at the Syracuse paper for 26 years and has taught photography for 22 years at the college level, was happy with the turnout, and participants were able to test out their photography skills, learn some new techniques and return as a group to share and critique their photos.

Additional photo walk leaders were Mike Davis and David Sutherland, both photography professors at the Newhouse School. Prof. Davis was recently named as the new Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the Newhouse School and has twice been named newspaper picture editor of the year. Prof. Sutherland has been a professor of photography at Syracuse University for 32 years and has been honored with the 2002 National Press Photographers Association Robin F. Garland Educator Award; the 2000 Western Kentucky Herald Journalism Award; and the 2008 Michael O’Leary Prize for Excellence in Teaching at SU London.

Photos by all the participants will be upload this week and shared online. Some of the days best shots will be shared in a photo essay in our September print issue.