I learned how to publish photos online contributing to Indymedia.
Inside the computer lab at UCSC’s Merrill College, I was using a scanner to digitize photos of papier-mâché puppets my group made for an environmental studies project.
I didn’t know what format to choose for saving my photos. An Indymedia volunteer said “.jpg”.
Immediately, I published the photos on Santa Cruz Indymedia’s open-publishing website, and have contributed thousands of photos to Indymedia since then.
My photos have been used in books, newspapers, magazines, posters, flyers, films, and more, including a textbook called History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism.
I appreciate when people ask me about using my photos, and when people let me know how the photos are being utilized.
I haven’t tried too hard over the years to keep track of where my photos end up, often without permission, however below you will find a rough listing …