Madeleine Zoe Hordinski is a double major in photojournalism and anthropology, is graduating this semester. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is currently sheltering in place. She is president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPAOU) and has adapted the organization to be remote. Here is what she had to say.
Q: How does the organization usually run?
A: We have weekly meetings and events where we usually have 25-75 people.
Q: What are some of the ways you’ve adapted your organization to make it work remotely?
A: We’ve been using Google Drive and Zoom for all meetings and events now.
Q: How are you maintaining connections among your organization’s members?
A: To maintain connections with students, we contact them through GroupMe, Facebook, Instagram, and email and make weekly posts about things happening in the photo community to keep people involved.
Q: What advice do you have for your fellow students in this current environment?
A: My advice is to try to do activities every day that help you relax, like going on a long walk, meditating, running or reading.
Q: How have your plans changed for this academic year and the summer?
A: I’ve had two internship offers for this summer that is now both up in the air because of COVID-19, so I likely won’t have an internship this summer. Now, I’m completing all of my classes from home.