Apr 02, 2024

Salina Photography Club welcomes photojournalist Travis Heying as April’s speaker

Posted Apr 02, 2024 8:37 PM
<b>Image courtesy of Pixabay</b>
Image courtesy of Pixabay


The Salina Photography Club is honored to announce that photojournalist Travis Heying will be the guest speaker for their April meeting. The event will take place on April 16th at 6:30 PM at the Salina Public Library in the Prescott Room.

Heying brings a wealth of experience. With a distinguished career that has taken him from the local beats of Wichita to internationally-significant events in the Middle East, Heying has consistently demonstrated his prowess behind the lens. A staff photographer for the Wichita Eagle since 1997, he has meticulously captured stories that range from heartwrenching disasters to high-stakes sporting events, garnering respect and adulation for his ability to weave compelling narratives through his images.

"You get just whatever they put as the caption or on the photo, but you don't maybe get to hear the true story behind the photo," said Tanner Colvin, a member of the Salina Photography Club. "Like in his [Heying] case, it might just be the cutline that he wrote for whoever he was shooting for, versus the actual story about how he made the photo."

The University of Nebraska alumnus will share insights into the evolution of his career as a photojournalist and discuss how his personal vision was honed by influences that often spring from a diverse spectrum of genres outside photography. Attendees will be treated to tales from his time working with a news agency in the Middle East and will be thrilled to hear about his documentary projects, such as the return of Father Kapaun and the bold coverage of the raid on the Marion County newspaper.

The Salina Photography Club was a feature of the community for years before 2020, but it recently began activities again after Colvin and another local photographer, Chris Slubowski, began organizing meetings at the Salina Public Library.

Colvin said a leading reason to reboot the Salina Photography Club was to connect photographers in the region and foster creative conversations about the art medium.

"We're just trying to get photographers connected with other photographers," Colvin said. "That's the whole purpose of it, is just connect other creatives with creatives."

Travis Heying's passion for storytelling is evident in each of his photographs, and his expertise is certain to inspire photographers and visual storytellers – both amateur and professional. The Photography Club encourages anyone with an interest in photography or storytelling to attend this unique event. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so early arrival is highly recommended.

For more information about Travis Heying and his body of work, please visit www.travisheying.com

Event Details:
Event: Salina Photography Club's April Meeting with Travis Heying
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Prescott Room, Salina Public Library, Salina, Kan.

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