Photojournalism 2012

Photo/Story posted May 3, 2012 in News by College of Communications

A collection of work from the advanced photojournalism students from the Spring of 2012

About the Contributors

Amanda August's photo

Amanda August

Graduate / Visual Journalism

Amanda August is senior majoring in visual journalism. Her experience includes photojournalism, multimedia reporting and Web design. She also loves to read, cook and scrapbook.

Alina Gluck's photo

Alina Gluck

Senior / Visual Journalism

My name is Alina M. Gluck. I am from Freeland, the highest borough in Pennsylvania. I am a senior studying photojournalism at Penn State University. I will be graduating in May 2012. I am interested in multimedia as well as reporting and photography.

Patrick Thorp's photo

Patrick Thorp

Senior / Visual Journalism

I am a senior at The Pennsylvania State University majoring in visual journalism. My home is in Ocean City, N.J., where I live by the beach with my family and two dogs.

I consider myself to be a hard working student who stays on task and focuses on what I have to achieve. I have always had a passion for making photographs.  I am active with the Newman Club, a Catholic student organization associated with the Penn State campus ministry. I work with La Vie, the Penn State yearbook, and I am photographer intern with Voices of Central Pa.

Chloe Elmer's photo

Chloe Elmer

2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism

Chloe Elmer graduated in Spring 2012 with a major in visual journalism and a minor in psychology. She was the photo editor and an active staff photographer for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independently-run student newspaper.
She traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012 for a class on international reporting. In the summer of 2010, she spent 10 weeks in London, where she interned at Archant, the largest independently-owned media company in the United Kingdom. These experiences helped her to gain valuable global professional experience and a more independent mindset.
Though she enjoys photographing any type of event, sports and spot news are two of her favorites. She is currently widening her skills through wedding and portrait photography

Lindsay Gunderman's photo

Lindsay Gunderman

Senior / Visual Journalism and Integrative Arts

I am interested in doing still photography and multimedia for a newspaper or magazine. I am an associate creative director at Valley Magazine, where I create advertisements for local businesses to be published in the magazine.

Bradley Thomas's photo

Bradley Thomas

2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism

My name is Bradley Thomas.  I graduated May 5th, 2012 with a degree in visual journalism.  I plan on joining the Marine Corps.  I will continue photography and video as a hobby or a part-time job if an opportunity arises.

Tyler Sizemore's photo

Tyler Sizemore

Graduate / Art (Photography) B.A. and Visual Journalism

Tyler Sizemore is a senior at Penn State majoring in Art Photography and Visual Journalism. Tyler has gained valuable experience in photojournalism through his job as a senior photographer for The Daily Collegian. His favorite things to photograph are sports and music. He enjoys the journalistic aspect of photography and aims to tell a story in every photo. His experience with The Daily Collegian has put him on the sidelines to photograph Penn State football games; on the airport runway to photograph the President of the United States; on the dance floor to photograph THON, the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world; and numerous other places that have given him invaluable experience in the photojournalism industry. Tyler is also employed by Penn State University Health Services to photograph their facility and patients. He also works for Penn State Sports Properties, photographing advertising and vendors at Penn State football games. During the summer, Tyler keeps busy by freelancing for the Evening Sun, his local newspaper in Hanover, Pa. and photographing weddings. He hopes that the experiences he has gained during his time at Penn State will open the door for a career in photojournalism.

Shawn Inglima's photo

Shawn Inglima

Graduate / Visual Journalism

Senior in Visual Journalism at Penn State University. Topic Editor/photographer at Onward, photographer at the Center of the Performing Arts, and entertainment photographer for the Student Programming Association (SPA) and The Lion fm.

CaitlinOlszewski's photo


Senior / Visual Journalism, English

I have been a curious person for as long as I can remember. Naturally, I found a knack for journalism early on and have recently applied my love for photography to further outlet my interest in humanity and the world around me.

ShawnLelko's photo


Senior / Visual Journalism

I am Shawn Lelko from State College Pennsylvania. I am a senior at Penn State University studying photojournalism. I will be graduating in May 2012. I hope to pursue a career in sport photography.

Melanie DiCarlo's photo

Melanie DiCarlo

2013 Graduate / Journalism, Integrative Arts, Sports Journalism

I am passionate about faces and emotion. I am passionate about capturing moments and recording them forever, for posterity. I am passionate about storytelling. Each photograph, each video is a story in visual form. Sometimes words are not needed because an expression or an action says more than words ever could. That’s what I love about photography and video; you can look at a picture or a clip and feel what the subject was feeling just by using your eyes - being sympathetic.

I am currently a senior majoring in Photojournalism and Integrative Arts and am also part of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. I work for Penn State Athletic Communications as a sports photographer and have aspirations of working in the media, photography and journalism fields when I graduate. I just started up my own business, Meladiography, photographing portraits, weddings, sports, you name it. I’m a daughter, a sister, a photographer, a writer, a designer, a singer, a dancer, a baker, a football enthusiast and a health advocate.