Red Huber, a photojournalist, came into our class and spoke on his experience and career. His presentation began with a video slideshow highlighting his work during his years, provoking emotion from amazement to distraught. Red has covered events like the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and various space shuttle events.
Huber seemed very passionate about his work, and I have no doubt in my mind that his heart lies in capturing stories through a lens. Regardless of the path I choose to take in my own career, his imploring advice to be “all in”, in whatever it is I choose, will stay with me indefinitely.
In addition, his encouragement to be straightforward when possibly overstepping boundaries was very eye-opening, as far as if you respect the boundaries of others, they may just return the favor and help you out in whatever it is.
Huber may have spoken specifically on photojournalism, but the lessons he shared with us reaches beyond a specific career path, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet him.