Skokie Review photographer Joel Lerner will discuss his and his colleagues work on Pioneer Press' "Day in the Life of" series at a meeting of the Skokie Photographic Society Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Skokie's Village Hall, 5127 Oakton in Skokie.
Joel Lerner has been making photos of people’s important and everyday moments since buying his first camera with his bar mitzvah money. Previous to joining Pioneer Press' staff in 1993, he shot sport regularly for the Chicago Sun-Times. Occasionally Joel's work appears in Sports Illustrated and ESPN magazine.
He co-owns Sportpics.com, an internet-based company photographing young athletics in action, with a fellow ETHS alum. I'm partners with Joel in Kring Lerner Group, an agency specializing in photography, journalism and other media projects and campaigns
His labors of love include photographing the Transplant Games, coaching young photographers through PICTURE THIS Projects and supervising the judging of the Illinois Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism annual contest.
Above: Photo by Joel Lerner: Parkview School sixth graders Erynn Modena (center) and Nicole Camburn listen as Northwestern senior Jessica Swenson, a member of the Society of Woman Engineers, quizzes them on the fuction of VHS tape parts in a class exploring engineering and manufacturing. Niles West hosted the Girls Empowered by Math and Science conference in November.