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Jake Naughton

Jake Naughton

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Profession: Photojournalist
Status: I feel good lost.
Location: Madison, Wi , United States ( MSN )
Home base: Madison, WI
URL: http://www.jakenaughton.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Swahili
Organization: Freelance
Journal: http://blog.jakenaughton.com
Skype: Jake jake.naughton
Mobile phone: •••••••• (private)
Blood type: AB+
Last login: over 5 years ago
Member since: 05 May 2008 01:05


My training as a journalist has reinforced the power of the story, of sharing in the truth of another’s life. My own life has always been defined by the stories of people in it, by the truths I have experienced through seeing and listening to another.
For me, nothing allows me to learn more about someone than to take their picture. Soon after I picked up a camera, I discovered its potential for capturing and illuminating someone’s story in an instant and I started to fall in love. The power of the photograph- immediacy and introspection together- crumble misconceptions as often as governments. With camera in hand, I am able to document what I see and in that way I come to know people’s stories.
To this end, I aspire to tell the stories of those too often silenced, be it through governmental repression, societal norms or other, less tangible forces. Using still photography, and where appropriate video and multimedia, I wish to illuminate these peoples struggles-be their stories ones of great suffering or small, whether their joy be fleeting or tenacious. Every story deserves a platform, and every person deserves a voice.


Recent Post

Going to Kenya

Hey all-

I’m brand new as a lightstalker member, but I’ve been hanging out on the boards for a couple of months now. I’m a photojournalism student at UW-Madison, and I’m planning on spending a semester in Nairobi during the spring of ’09.

I’m hoping to meet up with some photojournalists working in the area and learn a few tricks of the trade, so to speak. Any ideas on how to go about doing this?

I realize its quite a ways away, but it can’t hurt to ask early, ask often right?

05 May 2008 02:05 | 2 replies


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