Seems like making photos at Notre Dame would be repetitive and predictable, right? Move-in, Football season, Winter…winter…winter…Commencement, aaaand repeat.
Nope. And that’s what keeps the job fun. We’re always surprised and entertained by what’s around the corner. Keeps us on our toes. 2014 was no exception. Here’s a highlight from each month from both University Photographers.
Matt Cashore & Barbara Johnston
Jan. 9, 2014; Sculpture on the arch of Lyons Hall after snow storm. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
I think this photo sums up last January!
Jan. 28, 2014; Undergraduate School of Architecture students (from left to right) Eduardo Oronia, Andrew Packey, Chris Lattimer, Joseph Abbamonte, and Michael Langer play soccer next to the Colosseum, near the Notre Dame Rome Centre. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
I was lucky enough to make my first trip to Rome and visit Notre Dame’s Global Gateway there. There’s nothing unusual about undergrads taking a break to play a pickup game of soccer, but with the Colosseum in the background?!?
Feb. 17, 2014; Portrait of an inmate taken inside the St. Dismas Catholic community center after mass with Fr. David Link at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
I am often moved when I compose a portrait through the lens of my camera. I felt
very grateful when this man, an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City
granted me permission to photograph him after mass with Rev. David Link, C.S.C.,
the prison chaplain.
Feb. 19, 2014; Alliance for Catholic Education 20th anniversary bus tour stop at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Pinellas Park, Florida. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
In 2014 the ACE Program kept me busy by joining them on several stops of their bus tour. This was in Tampa, FL, a quick but welcome break from the winter we experienced.
Mar. 12, 2014; Main Building after a snowfall. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
Winter finally let go of Campus, but it saved the best snowfall for last.
Mar. 29, 2014; 2014 Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa shoots past Oklahoma guard Tiffany Bias during the regional semifinals at the Purcell Pavilion. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
It is always a challenge to get “clean” composition when shooting sports action. An
overhead remote camera is one way to accomplish that while also capturing the
competitive spirit of the athletes from a different perspective.
Apr. 19, 2014; Easter Vigil Mass with Rev. Peter D. Rocca, C.S.C. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
The Easter Vigil with Rev. Peter Roca, C.S.C., is one of the most beautiful masses held
in the Basilica. I make it a point to shoot it every year.
Apr. 26, 2014; Steven Warner and the Folk Choir sing the Our Father at the 2014 Ordination Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
The Easter Triduum is capped off by the C.S.C. Ordination Mass. Ordination is one of my favorite events to photograph. Steve Warner and the Folk Choir make the Basilica as pleasing to the ears as it is to the eyes.
May 11, 2014; Baseball vs Clemson. Photo by Matt Cashore
The ND Baseball team played its first season as a member of the ACC.
May 12, 2014; Sacred Heart of Jesus statue on Main Quad. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
Alleluia! This is my favorite time of year to photograph campus. Nothing motivates
me more than the beautiful tulips.
Jun. 13, 2014; Football player John Turner spends time with residents from Corvilla, a not-for-profit organization that provides homes for people with developmental disabilities. Notre Dame football players participated in a one-credit, community-based learning course through the Center for Social Concerns combining classroom work discussing principles of social justice and afternoons interacting with participants of local area organizations. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
Every summer, members of the Football team participate in a one-credit community-based learning program in partnership with the Center for Social Concerns. It’s a great combo of athletics, academics and service.
June 23, 2014; The steeple of Sacred Heart Basilica and cumulus clouds. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
Some days all the elements of nature come together for a perfect scenic of campus.
Jul. 12, 2014; 2014 ACE Commencement ceremony. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
No sooner had they parked the bus than ACE was at it again with their annual Commencement ceremony. I’m always pleasantly surprised at how many ACE graduates go on to become career educators.
July 15, 2014; Mamadou Drame, Cote d’lvoire – YALI Fellow. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
I never grow tired of capturing people in motion as I did here with a very
enthusiastic, Mamadou Drame, a YALI Fellow from Dakar, Senegal.
Aug 12, 2014; Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. 82 Notre Dame students participated in the Summer 2014 Ireland Inside Track program. The 8-day program involved cultural excursions, tours and travel between Dublin and the West of Ireland. Students learned about Ireland’s rich culture, complex history and contemporary business such and Google and Twitter. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Ireland for Notre Dame’s
inaugural program, “Ireland Inside Track.” During the 8-day trip, I was lucky enough
to spend a morning taking photos at Kylemore Abbey. The only challenge for this
photo was waking at 4:30 am to arrive in time for the amazing morning light.
Aug. 16, 2014; Fr. John Jenkins is doused with ice water as part of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame
August was hot but not THAT hot! The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge got a lot of buzz over the summer and Fr. Jenkins volunteered to have not one but two icy buckets dumped on him by residence hall staff members.
Sept. 8, 2014; Graduate student Benjamin Sunderlin examines the carillon church bells in the bell tower of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
Graduate student and bell maker, Benjamin Sunderlin shows the scale of the largest
bell in the spire on top of the Basilica, which houses the oldest carillon bells in the
United States. Who knew?
Sep. 27, 2014; The football team prepares to take the field before the game against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium. (photo by Matt Cashore)
ND Football was at that point taking a 3-0 record into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to take on Syracuse.
Oct. 8, 2014; Lunar eclipse, also referred to as a “Blood Moon.” (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)
So, uhhhhh, this photo got a little bit of attention. (Read all about it here: http://blogs.nd.edu/ndphotography/2014/10/14/chasing-the-magic/)
Oct. 27, 2014; University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., – 2014 Annual Report. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
This is the second year I have had the honor to photograph President Rev. John
Jenkins, C.S.C., for the University’s annual report.
Nov. 4, 2014; 2014 Baraka Bouts, an annual event hosted by the Women’s Boxing club to raise funds for Missions in East Africa. (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)
Baraka Bouts are one of those “Only at Notre Dame” things. Believe it or not, the girl in the blue trunks won this bout.
Nov. 5, 2014; Enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures, sophomore psychology and pre-med student, Patty Morrow stretches after her afternoon jog around St. Joseph Lake. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
I was on my way to St. Michael’s to pick up my dry cleaning before calling it a day
when I caught a glimpse of ND sailboats on St. Joseph Lake. Because it was one of
those rare warm days in November and you know it is likely to be the last one until
spring, I could not ignore the opportunity. On the dock in front of the boathouse I
found sophomore, Patty Morrow stretching her legs after a jog.
Dec. 3, 2014; Rev. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.- Alumni. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)
The beautiful pattern of light from a stained glass window provided a nice touch to
Rev. Patrick Reidy’s, C.S.C., portrait in the Basilica.
Dec. 13, 2014; Zach Auguste (30) dunks in the second half against Florida State. Notre Dame won 83-63. (Photo by Matt Cashore)
The Men’s Hoops team had an early conference opener and won it in decisive fashion with Zach Auguste putting the exclamation point on the win with this dunk. This was shot with a remote-control camera. I can’t see the frame as it’s shot, I just have to visualize and anticipate (That’s photographer-ese for “guess and hope”) and the effort produces far more failures than successes but it’s the successes that keep me motivated. Thanks Zach!