Earlier this year I submitted a photojournalism portfolio to the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association for the 2012 awards and this month I found out I placed first. A pretty awesome end cap for my collegiate photojournalism career.

Below are the photos I included in my portfolio along with the judges’ score sheet and comments.

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This semester for my photojournalism class I spent a month trailing after Austin, one of my friends and co-workers who also happens to be Pistol Pete. Here’s my final photo essay.

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The best part of the spring semester at OSU happened Thursday night; Dragonfly is OSU’s annual drag show whose proceeds (more than $2500 this year) go to The Equality Network, which advocates for LGBT rights in Oklahoma.

This is my third year shooting it for the O’Colly (see my 2011 and 2012 recaps), and it seems that it only gets better each year I attend.  Each show involves student contestants – the “amateurs” – as well as professional drag queens from Oklahoma City and a “special guest” – this year it was Chad Michaels, who placed third on season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and won All Stars Drag Race.

Check out my photos below. These are always my favorite photos of the year, and I’m going to miss getting a chance to shoot it every year.

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