The daffodils have bloomed, perfect little white flowers have magically appeared on the city trees and love is back in the air. And with the arrival spring, NY City schools are already planning graduation ceremonies for this coming June.
Being a professional photographer in NYC has included many photojournalistic photography assignments where I cover graduation ceremonies. Its always an honor and privilege to cover graduations, whether it be for a well-known medical school or various high schools throughout the city.
And its always particularly inspiring to hear how much students have accomplished in the years leading up to their graduation, and all the wonderful things each student has done in the time leading up to graduation. I always leave these events very touched by how wonderful teachers are and what great jobs they do, and how much promise there is in the younger generations coming of age in this world.
Its said that over 37% of New Yorkers were born in another country, making NY City one of the world’s major melting pots. Naturally, the top graduates flock to NYC from the best universities in the world, seeking employment and bright beginnings.
Since there are so many international grads in New York, many college and university alumni events are held here. As a NYC alumni event photographer, we capture photos of old friends mingling, and shoot the speeches and formal presentations. Our photos are used for the university’s PR, alumni publications and go on the website.
These assignments are always fun and enjoyable to cover, and it makes me sentimental to feel so much good energy in one room!