"India's Forsaken" premieres at the Ross

The work of 11 photojournalism students will be featured in a multimedia  presentation, “India's Forsaken,” 7 p.m., September 13 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will include a slide show and video presentation made by the students. The images and stories were collected during a depth-reporting trip to India in May.

Bruce Thorson and Scott Winter, professors in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, led the trip. Students traveled to large cities, slums and villages to cover life in the world’s second most populous country.

The project is one of many in-depth projects that give students real-world international experience. Students have traveled to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan,South Africa and Kosovo with the goal of documenting the human condition.

For more information, visit their blog at http://unlphotojournalismindia.wordpress.com/.

The students who particapted in the trip include:

  • Jon Augustine, Lincoln
  • Andrew Dickinson, Fairway, Kan.
  • Kaylee Everly, Fremont
  • Nickolai Hammar, Lincoln
  • Dan Holtmeyer, Springfield, Mo.
  • Matthew Masin, Lincoln
  • Sarah Miller, Papillion
  • Anna Reed, Omaha
  • Bethany Schmidt, Hastings
  • Morgan Spiehs, Wood River
  • Frannie Sprouls, Cottage Grove, Minn.