Rootabaga Jazz Festival
Last weekend I covered a large part of the Rootabaga Jazz Festival here in Galesburg. The photo above is of Julian Lage during Saturday’s performance at the Orpheum Theatre.
I must note for journalistic openness that I was a former member of the Knox College Jazz Ensemble, but I took this into mind when covering the events and I will not choose what photos will be run or how they are placed in the newspaper, to try to remove any bias I might have placed in photographing these events by doing this.
It is unfortunate to be on such a small campus. This both causes issues with the inability to get others to cover these events as well as the connectivity everyone has with a large amount of the campus. A friend bias can arrive easily and its the job of the photographer to understand this bias that arises and hope that they can deal with this situation. The newspaper itself has a strong Knox bias, but that is easy to understand.
Despite this bias that might of arose, here are some photos from the weekend.
The one above is from the KJE performance on Saturday and the one below is from Friday night.