My Class at the Citadel
Today Andy and I went over to the Citadel, so I could teach a combat photography class for the Arts Department. The cadets were a great group and very interactive. They asked me questions about documenting combat, military censorship and being a woman. Good times.
The Citadel is a landmark in Charleston and South Carolina that is noted for its educational reputation as well as its rich history. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has an undergraduate student body of about 2,000 students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
The Citadel is best known nationally for its Corps of Cadets which draws students from about 40 states and a dozen countries. The men and women in the Corps live and study under a classical military system that makes leadership and character training an essential part of the educational experience. About a third of the graduating classes accept military commissions.
I talked to the cadets about Eddie Adams, Nick Ut, James Nachtwey and other great combat photographers. Then we wrapped with a little AP Style Guide lesson on captions and I gave them an assignment. I'm sure they'll do great. We'll see in two weeks, when I go back to find out!