With the end of the semester approaching, the Daily Egyptian photo staff reflect on and highlight some of the best images from the Fall 2020 semester.
The Semester in Photo edition will be the last print edition of the Fall 2020 semester. The Daily Egyptian will resume printing on January 13, 2021.
Fall 2020 Photo Staff
Leah Sutton is a senior studying Cinema and Photography with a minor in Art History. After graduating in May 2021, she hopes to attend Northwestern University to obtain a Master of Science in Journalism.
This is Leah’s first semester with the Daily Egyptian working as Photo Editor.
Nick Galindo is the managing editor & photojournalism mentor for The Daily Egyptian, and his a current M.S. student. Previously the chief photographer at The News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana where he was able to cover the annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans, 2019 Independence Bowl, two national news tornadoes including the 2020 Easter storms that spanned the Southern U.S. & President Trump’s rally.
His work has been featured in The Washington Post, Reuters, The Associated Press, USA Today, and various other news outlets. He was also a former photojournalism intern at The Victoria Advocate where he covered daily assignments and national news events with Hurricane Harvey and the Sutherland Springs mass shooting.
Emma Deeter is from Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a freshman majoring in Psychology. This is
her first semester with the Daily Egyptian.
James Allen is a senior studying Cinematography. This is his 8th semester at SIU and he plans to graduate in the Fall of 2021.
James has spent two years in the cinematography program, but this is his first semester working with the Daily Egyptian. His media interests include documentary, narrative filmmaking, and photojournalism.
Madison Taylor is a freshman from Belleville, Illinois majoring in Journalism.
This is her first semester working as a photographer for the Daily Egyptian.
Ana Luiza is a junior photojournalism major from Paraiba, Brazil. Ana Luiza has been at SIU for
This is Ana Luiza’s second semester at the Daily Egyptian.
Jared Treece is a junior from Waverly, Ill. majoring in Cinema & Photography at SIU. He has been at SIU for three semesters and has been on the DE photo staff for three semesters.
Through Jared’s work this semester, he has learned to practice and hone his eye for photojournalism. He has also been able to cover photo assignments from the southern and central parts of Illinois, as well as Kentucky during this past semester.
Monica Sharma is an international student from Nepal who came to the U.S. in 2019. She is currently in her final year at SIU and is pursuing a master’s degree in Architecture.
Monica had taken a photography elective and wanted to learn more about photography through working at the Daily Egyptian.
Aimee Watts is an RTD, Animation, and Psychology junior from Decatur, Illinois.
Aimee transferred from Richland Community College in Decatur, Ill. to SIU in the fall of 2020. This is her first semester working for the Daily Egyptian.
Katie Robison sits on her brother, Landen Robison, while he feeds the catfish at Mermet Springs Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.
Science and Technology
Sudip Baral, an international, second-year master’s student from Nepal, prepares solutions for his thesis research Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in the Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering department of the College of Engineering in Carbondale, Ill.” I have been doing research using nanotechnology to convert biomass waste products into biofuels. This research will not only contribute help in the reduction of carbon dioxide gas but also make it economically sustainable,” Baral said.
Bristi Poudel, an international, second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Physiology, celebrates Nepal's largest Hindu festival in her apartment Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I feel like missing home while celebrating the biggest festival, Dashain,” Poudel said. "Receiving blessings and tika from the elder ones and putting tika to the younger ones gives me immense joy when I think of it. Coming here to the U.S.A. and trying to cope in the different culture is challenging for me but I have not forgotten my values and culture even though I am away from home,” Poudel said. Dashain is one of the major national festivals of Nepal which comes every year during the month of October and lasts for fifteen days. It is the festival of giving blessings to the young and celebrating with friends and family by receiving tika [a mixture of vermillion powder, rice, and yogurt that is worn on the forehead] and jamara [barley sprouts that are often worn behind the ear] from the elder members of the family. By giving tika and jamara to the younger members of the family, they are bestowing good fortune, health, and long life upon them. In Hindu culture, not having jamara and tika during Dashain would be like not having a Christmas tree on Christmas. On this occasion, people wear new clothes, eat delicious food, invite relatives to play cards, and celebrate with love and happiness. Dashain symbolizes the victory of good over evil by representing the victory of the Goddess Durga. According to Hindu Mythology, the demon Mahidhasura created terror in the world where god lives but the Goddess Durga killed the demon. The first nine days symbolize the battle which took place in different manifestations of Durga and Mahishasura. The tenth day is the day when Durga finally defeated Mahidhasura.
Doris Miller, 87, smiles as she removes a part of the Trump flag that got blown into her face Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Vienna, Ill. Miller, an avid Trump supporter, sells Trump merchandise in her front yard to help raise money for President Trump. "Every Saturday, I’m going to sell whatever I can get that says Trump and send the proceeds to help him. That’s what I've done," Miller said.
Amy Wright, nurse educator for the medical group at SIH, tests Araydiance Bell, 18, majoring in scenography, for COVID-19 at SIU, in Carbondale, Ill. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Bell said she was getting tested due to being around lots of people, so she wanted to make sure she did not have the virus. SIH will be offering COVID-19 testing on campus on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Becker Pavilion near the Campus Lake boat dock and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the southwest corner of Rinella Field across from the Student Health Center.
Black Lives Matter
Protesters march the streets of downtown Springfield, Ill. with signs and chant in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020.
Laire Joseph Johnson attends the program of Veterans Day at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11, 2020 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. "I worked for six years in the Army and really feel honored to be here and attending the program" Johnson said. "Seeing all the young people around and doing their job, it feels great."
SIU kicker, Nico Gualdoni, kicks a field goal for the extra point attempt Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. Gualdoni went 2 for 2 in field goals including the game winning 27-yard field goal during the Salukis' 20-17 win over the Redhawks.
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