Utah Photojournalism: 2009 – 2014

Yep. That’s it. On its fifth birthday (today), Utah Photojournalism is retiring. It’s time for a dignified end. A site like this should be either great, or gone. After drifting down to only ten or eleven posts per month, the possibility of being great is well beyond our collective reach.

And that’s a shame.

Even I stopped posting here, frustrated that the site had failed to keep the interest of the state’s photojournalists. Most of my colleagues also stopped posting here or never even started. Some of the most talented people I know, friends of mine with amazing photographs and stories, never posted here.

I always imagined what we could have done as a united group, posting our images together and sharing our experiences. For at least three of our years, it was magic. We even put out a book with the work of nearly thirty of Utah’s photojournalists.

But then we faded out, and it’s time to say goodbye.

To all photojournalists, photographers, friends, and readers who made this site what it was, through posting, commenting, reading… Thank You. It was a great run.

Our archive of posts will remain online and searchable, but there will be no new posts for the foreseeable future.

-trent

Soccer Dog

A Siberian Husky named Milo trips up a play between Zach Pollatsek, left, of Rowland Hall and Keyanu Tate of St. Joseph's during their match up at St. Joseph's in Ogden Friday, March 28, 2014.  The game ended in a draw, 1-1.

A Siberian Husky named Milo trips up a play between Zach Pollatsek, left, of Rowland Hall and Keyanu Tate of St. Joseph’s during their match up at St. Joseph’s in Ogden Friday, March 28, 2014. The game ended in a draw, 1-1.

This playful puppy interrupted a game between St. Joseph and Rowland Hall. More here on the blog

Layton on a roll

Edgar Aguilar of Layton High connects for an RBI single giving Layton the win on the mercy rule 12-2 in their first game of a double header with Weber High in Layton Friday, April 25, 2014.  Bridger Thorpe is catching for Weber High.

Edgar Aguilar of Layton High connects for an RBI single giving Layton the win on the mercy rule 12-2 in their first game of a double header with Weber High in Layton Friday, April 25, 2014. Bridger Thorpe is catching for Weber High.

Layton High continues a 16 game win streak after a double header sweep of Weber High at Layton. This was the game winning walk off single from the first of the two games.

Winner

BYU's Josue Rivera (6) celebrates a point against  UC Santa Barbara during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament in Provo  Thursday, April 24, 2014.

BYU’s Josue Rivera (6) celebrates a point against UC Santa Barbara during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament in Provo Thursday, April 24, 2014.