Stories about "Photographers' favorites"
Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:33 pm

A picture says a thousand words. But how many words describe the process of photographing an entire community — Bates in this case — from the eclectic perspectives of two visual artists?

“Peace begins with us.”That was the theme of this year’s United World College Day that a group of Davis United World Scholars at Bates celebrated by gathering with staff from the Center for Global Education in front of Roger Williams Hall. UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on Sept. 21 every year, to coincide with the UN International Day of Peace. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by thousands of people worldwide, including students and staff at UWC schools and colleges, national committees, UWC alumni and friends. Associate Dean for International Student Programs James Reese likes to recognize the day at Bates with a photograph and gathering.The spirit of friendship was in the air as students broke up from their large group to exchange hugs and words with classmates. Newcomers Rosina Makwabe ’26 of Arusha, Tanzania, and Verina Chatata ’26 of Blantyre, Malawi, who met at Bates, laughed and hugged. “I’m happy to have a friend,” Makwabe said.A $5 million scholarship gift to Bates College has expanded access for talented international students who come to Bates from the highly respected secondary schools of the United World Colleges movement.The gift, from Jonathan Blair Frank ‘89 and Tena Fishman Frank ’89, provides need-based financial aid for UWC students at Bates under the Davis United World College Scholars Program.The world’s largest international undergraduate scholarship initiative, the Davis UWC Scholars Program is dedicated to bringing together “promising students from diverse cultures and supporting their undergraduate educations at selected American colleges and universities…to create greater international understanding among the world’s future decision makers.”Bates is among 99 U.S. colleges and universities that have partnered with the Davis UWC Scholars Program, which helps provide college access to 3,800 students from 165 nations.(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)Yvonne Chu ’25 of Changzhou, China, with Alan Wang ’24 of Henan, China
Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022 9:16 am

This end-of-the-year list — a tradition now in its ninth year — gathers our photographer's favorite images, both stills and video, that capture their own magic moments of 2022.

Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021 11:47 am

Welcome to the eighth annual Bates Photographers’ Favorites: 20 images from 2021, photographs and video clips, that try to answer the question, "What makes a photograph your favorite?”

Jonathan Farrell '20 binds his creative writing yearlong thesis, a series of short stories, written under the guidance of his adviser, Jessica Anthony. He gathered a group of friends in the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning to bind his thesis (not quite done but close enough) to find closure. And he asked his friend Stevens "Steve" Shea '22 of Wilson, Wyoming.“It’s weird. Like, I feel like this was something kind of last minute, that I wanted to bind in the end. But they kind of gave me the closure I was so desperately looking for. And since, this thesis isn't really just a semester or year- long like mine was in the end, but it's kind of like all these stories are the amalgamation of my entire time here at Bates and something that I've been fortunate enough to write, and looking back reminded me of everything I've been through. The themes are kind of centered around, are kind of themed around an idea of loneliness and how characters try to cope with that. One of the stories is about a guy sitting upon a chapel kind of rooftop talking to gargoyles. Another one is a guy trying to think about how you can get a goldfish out of his toilet, and his goldfish is like almost a plastic God sort of thing. Yes, the characters cope with their own loneliness and they move forward. Great.Steve has become a really good friend of mine this year. I met him at the beginning of the year, and I didn't really know him at first, but we were rock climbing together. He was always around a lot when I was working on my thesis, which was Saturday nights when the deadline was Sunday morning. And whatever I would write about it, like Johnny, ‘it's all good.’ Like, ‘don't worry about it. You know, you're writing You're doing well.’ You're like, ‘just keep on going.’ And that was something I was so kind of thankful for.”“It's definitely weird that we're all done. I mean, so many seniors are now off campus. And we kind of, I've been thinking a lot like, you know,
Bates photographers’ favorite images of an unfavorable 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:46 pm

Like you, we kinda cringe at putting "favorite" and "2020" in the same sentence. But we always play favorites when it comes to Bates and Bates people.

Just say yes: Bates College photographers’ favorite images of 2019

Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:37 am

Our sixth annual edition of favorite photographs reflects the "just say yes" mindset of the talented Bates College photographers.

Bates College photographers’ favorite images of 2018

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:12 am

Welcome to the fourth annual Bates Photographers’ Favorites: 20 photographs from 2018 that try to answer the question, "What makes a photograph your favorite?”

Slideshow: Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2017

Monday, January 1, 2018 3:00 am

Welcome to our annual showcase of the favorite images taken by Bates Communications photographers, featuring photographs from three perspectives.

Slideshow: Bates photographers’ favorite images of 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017 1:00 am

Bates College photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens share their favorite photos from 2016 and tell you the feelings they have for their chosen images.

Slideshow: 28 favorite Bates photographs of 2015

Friday, January 1, 2016 8:00 am

Seeking the unexpected, Bates photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens share 28 of their favorite photographs of 2015.

Slideshow: 26 Bates photographs of 2014 that we like the most

Thursday, January 1, 2015 1:00 am

These images are simply the ones of 2014 that Phyllis Graber Jensen and Sarah Crosby, the photographers who took them, like the most.