The School of Journalism & Media Studies is updating its website this summer to display the photography of one of its alums, Sam Hodgson. The School asked Hodgson to return to the San Diego State University campus to take photos of current JMS students and faculty, as well as SDSU landmarks such as Love Library, for display on the School’s website and auxiliary pages.
Hodgson received bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and political science from SDSU in 2006. Until December 2011, he worked as the photo editor and wrote “Credentialed: The Photo Blog” for Voice of San Diego, a local online, non-profit news organization. In July 2011, VOSD published a hardcover book titled, “Our People, Our Places: A San Diego Photo Story,” a collection showcasing Hodgson’s photography.
Currently, Hodgson is pursuing a career as a freelance photojournalist, specializing in editorial and commercial photography. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Magazine and ESPN The Magazine. He also teaches two courses in the SDSU Digital and Social Media Certificate program, offered in collaboration with the College of Extended Studies. In addition, Hodgson serves on the advisory board of the Friends of Journalism & Media Studies alumni group.
“We have been a big fan of Sam’s photography for years and decided recently that we would like the JMS website to reflect ‘the Sam look,’ a way of viewing the world through his own unique lens,” said Diane L. Borden, director of the School.
She added: “His work often captures images from unusual perspectives, and he has a keen eye for environmental juxtaposition. We are proud to display this series of Sam’s photos on the JMS website.”
Hodgson’s professional portfolio can be viewed at http://www.samhodgsonphotography.com/.