Best known for his community photojournalism at The Columbian newspaper over the past 18 years, Troy Wayrynen has received recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists organization, the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, and Pictures of the Year International competition for his outstanding photography. In 2006 Troy took over as photography editor, but still enjoys getting out into the community and telling stories with his camera.
Annual Sakura Festival taking place at Clark College
Cherry blossoms and a longstanding friendship between Vancouver and Japan will be celebrated at Clark College today.
The joy on the faces of Phillies teammates Addison Ridenhour, 6, and Joshua Muchmore, 7, means it's spring and the annual opening of Little League baseball season.
Everyone has a story to tell, and capturing it with a camera -- be it a single image or a photographic essay -- is what drives news photographers. To be a good news photographer requires having an acute awareness of your surroundings and subject. You also need an innate ability to anticipate the best moment to press the shutter release. Every day at The Columbian, our photography staff is asked to tell many different stories. Many of these stories are challenging and require a combination of photographic skill, patience and at times a little luck. When we are successful in capturing a unique photograph, we hope our success provides you -- our reader -- with a better understanding of the story and a greater appreciation for our community. With this in mind, I hope you enjoy our annual photography year in review. With a second look at some of our photographic successes, we get a second opportunity to appreciate the rich community we live in.
I’ve cried behind the viewfinder before.
Life in and around Clark County made for unforgettable sights
Timing, creativity and anticipation are some of the hallmarks of a good photojournalist. All the photographs presented in our annual 2010 year in review exhibit some, if not all, of these qualities. Photojournalists do have a unique opportunity to present pictures that help us better understand our community and offer distinctive and unusual subtleties. The goal is always to inform in a fair way, but the hope is to capture something different that extends our understanding beyond what words can.