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Photojournalism: Integrating Life & Lens
Tuesday March 21, 2017
Ojai CA: The Ojai Photography Club shifts into high gear with Juan Carlo
Mendoza, Ventura County Star staff photographer, who will present
“Photojournalism: Integrating Life and Lens.” He will speak about his career
as a photojournalist, the stories behind his images and his passion for the
outdoors, which includes living in a tree house! Many recent images will be
part of his presentation. The event will take place Tuesday, March 21, at
7:00 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 West Santa Ana Street, Ojai, CA.
Mendoza is an award-winning multimedia journalist who has produced video
and photographs for the Ventura County Star newspaper since joining the
staff in 1993. Characterizing himself as “seeking ways to push himself
professionally, physically and creatively,” he has covered stories from
natural disasters to high school sporting events to annual community events
to everyday life in Ventura County and other parts of the world.
Born in the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico, Mendoza grew up in Oxnard.
In his free time, he can be found gardening, climbing rocks, running trails or
riding his bike. He practices yoga on a daily basis and has been a yoga
instructor. For his 46th birthday, he biked and ran the entire length of the
Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains - all 69.5 miles - to bring
awareness to this uniquely Southern California outdoor wonderland. The
trail connects Ventura County to Los Angeles and was recently completed
when the National Park Service acquired the last three of 180 properties
needed to make it a contiguous trail. In 2016 he joined the Mountain Bike
Unit for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The team of
patrol volunteers provides public assistance and resource protection to the
national and state parklands in Southern California.
Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s
community service and education outreach. Visitors are always welcome to
The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and
camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February –
November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional
information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/.
More Info: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/
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