A generation or so ago, back in the year 2000, I covered a concert as a photojournalist for the first time. The band I was photographing was KISS. They were on their farewell tour. I was shooting for Flagpole, which had recently taken a chance on me as a writer. I had never written. I had never studied writing. I did, however, love music, and had a massive interest in covering what was out there. After a few shows, Flagpole Music Editor Ballard Lesemann encouraged me to start taking a camera and reach out for a photo pass. So I did. I didn’t even have a professional camera and I’d certainly never studied that! But hey, why not?
This year's Athens in Harmony concert, designed to promote cultural sharing and racial reconciliation, took place at The Foundry on Sunday, and Flagpole photographer Whitley Carpenter was there to document the night. Check out photos from the show below:
The Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, with thousands of costumed partiers taking it to the streets of downtown Athens to celebrate Halloween. Check out photos from the event below, courtesy of Flagpole's Whitley Carpenter:
Dogs in Halloween costumes roamed the streets of the Boulevard neighborhood Sunday for the fourth annual Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard parade and contest. Flagpole photographer Whitley Carpenter was there to capture the canine cuteness:
Build all the amphitheatres, Athens. But the perfect outdoor venue already exists off Wolfskin Road, at Cloverleaf Farm, a painstakingly preserved pristine Southern property now in its third century of usefulness.
Slopfest returned to Little Kings Shuffle Club and Hi-Lo Lounge last weekend, with a four-day showcase of Athens' underground rock scene. Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole was on hand to capture some of the action. Check out her photos below:
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