The Long Blue Line is a 144-page, hardcover photo documentary of what is now called The Crim Festival of Races, held in Flint, Michigan every August. The book is a 30-year journey through the people, the course and the events that have made The Crim Festival of Races what it is today — all through the lenses of, with the creative vision and photographic skill of Flint Journal photography staff. The race is important to the community as the number of participants started at 576 in 1977, growing to involve 15,000 people, including international and top elite runners. ©The Flint Journal
Above the Coal commemorates the work of Western Kentucky University students who chose to spend their 2009 spring break learning photojournalism through the Appalachian Cultural Project. The goal of the project is to truthfully represent the people of the area and, through audio and multimedia production, to counter negative stereotypes that are unfairly attached to the region. The challenge of overcoming stereotypes is large, but by making honest images and by treating people with respect, the project aims to reveal the realities of life in the region and celebrate Appalachian culture. ©Appalachian Cultural Project Click here to buy the book!