January 2015

This January was a month of change.
Big changes. 

On January 2, 2015, I packed up my car as usual. But instead of heading east back to Chapel Hill, I headed north to begin a two-day drive to Vermont.

This semester, I am no longer a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Instead, I'm a working girl, an intern at the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H. I get to spend six months only focusing on photojournalism. I don't have to worry about classes or homework. I just have to worry about making storytelling images. I get to focus on what I love to do.

The Valley News is a daily, community paper that covers 46 towns in a region known as the Upper Valley on the Vermont/New Hampshire border. It's a special paper that values the power of photojournalism. The paper features weekly picture pages that consist of stories found and told by our staff photographers. I feel incredibly honored to work at such a place.

This January, I got my first taste of winter in New England. I decided to document my transition to this winter wonderland in my first picture page. It can be found online here.

Here are some of my favorite images from January 2015.
(All photos are Copyright 2015 - Valley News)