A little competition at Manual Arts gets students up and moving

imageManual Arts High School journalism students created audio slideshows that showcased their dancing skills through photography and personal commentary. Select students danced to traditional Latin music, while others documented the activity with their cameras. After choosing the best photos, the class split up into teams to record their thoughts.

Team 1: Ashley Howell, Teresa Valle, Dany Garcia
Team 2: Katherine Zepeta, Wendy Archila
Team 3: Oscar Sandoval, Joanna Harrison

Best Photographer: Ashley Howell
Runner-up Best Photographer: Dixia Aguilar
Winning Audio Slideshow: Ashley Howell, Teresa Valle, Dany Garcia

Watch two of the winning entires below, then click here to view all of the students’ work.

VIDEO: The transformation of Santa Barbara Plaza

Photojournalist David Roy began taking pictures of Santa Barbara Plaza years ago. He used to marvel at how such central real estate could be ignored and allowed to deteriorate. He noticed the plaza was transforming at the same time that he began to recognize the beauty in the urban landscape.

Check out his audio slideshow, where Roy walks us through the transformation of Santa Barbara Plaza.