Alice Hudson is a third-year photojournalism student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is motivated to grow as a photographer and create interesting work that gives her viewers a different perspective on the world around them.
I was handed a camera for the first time in my high school yearbook class and told to go take a headshot of a player on the football team. I was nervous because I had never used a camera more elaborate than the one on my phone, and being a freshman didn't help with the fact that I had no idea who 99% of the 2000 students at my school were. I found the football player, nervously relied on Auto mode (oh the horror), asked for a quick quote, and went back to class. It was basic. The photo itself was far from good, but the excitement I derived from the experience was tremendous. I tried a new thing, it sort of worked out, and I wanted to do it again but better than the last time. It was this experience that made me choose photography as the activity I would devote my time and energy to . This kind of excitement and intimidation that I feel in new situations that I am shooting is not scary, but motivational to me to engage with the situation, problem-solve when things aren't working, and try to make the best work I can with each shoot. I'm a firm believer that journalism, especially that of photo and video, is a powerful tool that can be used to create connections between subjects that would not typically cross paths and make the world feel that much smaller. Photojournalism presents a very unique set of challenges, challenges in which I enjoy overcoming, which motivates me to stay on this path and do my best to document the world around us in an interesting way.
Any inquiries or questions can be sent to: email@example.com Or I am available by phone at (910) 262-8418