By Kyle Peveto, Page Editor
Students rarely flinch at photographers on campus. You see them often, taking pictures of sporting events, Sing Song and other student productions, daily campus life and Chapel.
Many of these photographers are students working on degrees in photojournalism, but often older, more established photojournalists are hired to contribute to ACU publications.
Jason Jones, a freelance photographer from New Orleans, was present on campus last week to take pictures for the upcoming influx of Centennial Celebration publications to be produced in the next two years.
“He comes every year to shoot photos for fund-raising publications,” said Ron Hadfield, director of creative services. “Every year…he spends several days photographing images for publication.”
Wayne Barnard, dean of Campus Life, announced Jones’ presence at Chapel Nov. 7 as he wandered the floor and seating areas to photograph praise day and the performance by the steel drum band.
“I’ve been involved with ACU for about 12 years,” Jones said.
Jones keeps an office in New Orleans and travels for freelance jobs around the country. He has been a faculty member at University of South Florida and shoots photos for other universities such as University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University and 94 other institutes of higher education, including ACU.
Much of his work from this year – including a four-day stint in July – will appear early next year in fund-raising publications for the Centennial Campaign.
Jones’ other freelance clients have included glossy magazines like Rolling Stone, US News & World Report, Time, Sports Illustrated and Women’s Sports and Fitness.