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The Digital Evolution: Photography and Sports in Our Changing Times
Big Wednesday Lecture: Jim Colton Esteem PictureEditor of SI+Newsweek Fame

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA, U.S.–– The Kona Gallery is honored to host a lecture, by world class picture editor, JIM COLTON. Colton will speak as a part of this month’s Big Wednesday Lecture Series. Join us at The KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center at 412 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, California, U.S. 92672 on Tuesday April 23th starting at 7 PM, for what will be an amazing presentation and sure to spark interesting discussion afterwards!
Jim Colton (Former Director of Photography for Newsweek and Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated)
This presentation will highlight the recent Summer Olympics in London as well as published photographs appearing in the Leading Off section of Sports Illustrated. The lecture will examine the logistics of covering an Olympics, picture editing and the use of imagery in print and on-line. It will also discuss the changes in the publishing world as photographers seek new avenues for their images. An extended question and answer period will follow the presentation.
The program will be in four parts:
  Part One will bea brief discussion on how digital media has changed how we cover events andpublish photography using a brief history of the transition from analog to digital.
  Part Two is a look at the historic frame by frame sequence of Phelp's 100 meter butterfly win in the Beijing Olympics followed by a brief discussion on coverage and a presentation of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  Part Three is a presentation of some of the greatest sports images that have graced the pages of Leading Off -- Sports Illustrated's weekly three spread gallery.
Part Four will be an extended Q&A about all of the presentation subjects as well as a look towards the future of photography utilizing print, online, tablets, web and apps.

For more information about Big Wednesday Lecture Series + The KONA Gallery,please contact Scott Mc Kiernan at +1.949. 481.3747 or email Scott@TheKONAGallery.com.

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Past Events

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 – At the KONA Gallery, 412 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, California, U.S. 92672 – Big Wednesday Lecture Series Presents: Dispatches From the Front: Arab Spring. Starting at 18:00 going till 22:00.  
Photojournalist's Wally Nell and Mike Nelson will be doing presentations and discussing their work and events in the Middle East during and before the Arab Spring. Wally Nell, a ZUMA contract photographer covered the Arab Spring, and photographer Mike Nelson, was the Cairo bureau chief of EPA's and both have lots of experience in the Middle East. Moderated by Scott Mc Kiernan.