40 Years Ago Today

It was 40 years ago today, or thereabouts. The place is Carbondale, Illinois.

That’s when my photo mentor brought me to Southern Illinois University for an insider’s campus visit.

I was already an accepted student, with only six months of life under my parents’ roof remaining.

John, my tour guide, was a working photojournalist. He was excited to show me around town and point out what little there was to see.

The place has changed a lot but the echoes of those old days still resound.

One thing that hasn’t changed is everyone’s favorite refreshment stand.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.