Michael Webster

Photographer
        
High School Sports
Location: 47620
Nationality: American
Biography:   I am an American photographer, currently living in the United States.  I find it  hard to classify myself. We can take photography in so many different directions these days. I like to wander through all kinds of different... read on
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High School Sports
Credits: michael webster
Updated: 06/25/16
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I spent six months as a sports photographer for a small town newspaper. I'd never really done sports photography, and as with pretty much every photo genre, found it's not nearly as easy as it sounds. Particularly since I eschewed the company Canon with the veneralble 70-200 IS for a Fuji X-100 and X-E1, both of which are terrible for capturing fast moving objects in low light. The other photogs thought I was some kind of crazy amateur at first, as I'd often sit for long stretches with my camera pointed at an empty spot on the floor; under the basket or behind the net with with a wide angle lens, or using flash in bright sunshine at a track meet. But I got some good shots, nevertheless. The editor and publisher were always happy.

Anyway, while getting the assignments done, I tried to see some kind of bigger picture and create a coherent essay that would communicate something deeper than the act of competition itself. Again, it proved not as easy as it sounds.

This is what I got. 

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Fire

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Jailed Women

By Michael Webster — My Jailed Women project was born as part of my Survivors project, but that idea was pretty much abandoned..
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A Day of Patriotic Devotion

By Michael Webster — A Day of Patriotic Devotion is a meditation on the Trump inauguration. It includes photographs from my drive..
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Singles

By Michael Webster / USA — Just a few singles that change periodically.
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Homecoming

By Michael Webster / USA — I used to shoot high school sports for a small town newspaper, so have been to several Homecomings. Got the..
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Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage

By Michael Webster / Coney island, Brooklyn — One night during my first summer in New York, my wife Jocelyne and I heard drums as we were strolling along..
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Goose Pond

By Michael Webster — Situated in a lonely area just east of the town of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, near the Ohio River and often..
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Beesonstock 2016

By Michael Webster — These photos are from Beesonstock, a very cool music festival deep in the heart of southern Illinois.
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Survivors

By Michael Webster / United States — My "Survivors" project is an attempt to let women who face difficult challenges tell their stories..
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Curious People

By Michael Webster / Coney Island, Brooklyn — The Congress of Curious Peoples is a weeklong event that brings together the upstairs and the downstairs in..
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Too Many Black People in One Place

By Michael Webster / Coney Isaland, Brooklyn — On July 4, 2013, I took my 14-year-old son to the Coney Island amusement park in Brooklyn, New York. We..
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High School Sports

By Michael Webster / USA — This essay is made up of photos from my brief time as a small town sports photographer. Outside of getting..
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Bunker Mentality

By Michael Webster — Bunker Mentality is one of my attempts to bring a New Journalsim attitude to visual storytelling. Many of..
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Too Many Black People in One Place

By Michael Webster — On July 4, 2013, I took my 14-year-old son to the Coney Island amusement park in Brooklyn, New York. We..
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Jack by the Sea

By Michael Webster — These photos come from a very happy time in my life. One of many, fortunately. Wnen my daughter was in sixth..
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mw hit and run Detroit

By Michael Webster / Detroit — Wherein I parachute into Detroit for a few days and slap together a photo essay. A hit-and-run, so to..
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Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine

By Michael Webster / Lower Manhattan — These are more or less random photos from around lower Manhattan in the years after 9/11.
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Mermaid Day

By Michael Webster — This is another episod of my Coney Island Blues project. Mermaid Day is a good day to reflect on the..
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